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NEWS SOURCE: Fresno Media
July 6, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Louisiana's hard rock quartet, 12 Stones, will kick off the first leg of its headlining "Beneath The Scars" summer 2012 tour tonight in Merriam, Kan., with Blameshift, Digital Summer and Throwing Gravity in support. The acclaimed group's initial month-long summer trek will wrap up in Marietta, Ga. on August 7th, with a second round of dates to commence on August 9th. A full list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

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A group that has sold more than 2 million total records to date, this current run is just the tip of the touring iceberg for 12 Stones in support of Beneath The Scars - the band's fourth studio album, and first on the independent record label, Executive Music Group. The band plans to continue to tour for the remainder of 2012, and into 2013, behind the release that debuted on the Billboard 200, and was the #1 Billboard Christian Rock album while also scoring the #1 Christian Rock single with "Worlds Collide." The album has also spawned two charting Active Rock hits with "Bulletproof" and "Infected."

A new single, "The One Thing," will be released later this summer as the band continues its Beneath The Scars touring onslaught.

Stay tuned to for the latest information, and be sure to check out the lyric videos for "Bulletproof":, "Worlds Collide":, and "Infected":, taken from the new album.

12 Stones w/ Blameshift, Digital Summer and Throwing Gravity…
7/06 - Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
7/07 - St. Joseph, MO @ Tremors
7/08 - Norman, OK @ The Hidden Castle
7/09 - Memphis, TN @ Hard Rock Cafe
7/10 - Little Rock, AR @ Flying DD
7/11 - Nashville, TN @ Rutledge
7/12 - Toledo, OH @ Headliners
7/13 - Marion, OH @ Tinks
7/14 - Chesaning, MI @ Chesaning Showboat
7/17 - South Barrington, IL @ Penny Road Pub
7/18 - St. Louis, MO @ The Merge
7/19 - Rockford, IL @ Bar 3
7/20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Inner Circle
7/22 - Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
7/23 - Mounds View, MN @ The North Star Room
7/25 - Rhinelander, WI @ Elbo Room
7/26 - Steger, IL @ Another Hole In The Wall
7/27 - Fargo, ND @ Pickled Parrot
7/28 - Janesville, WI @ Back Bar
7/29 - Des Moines, IA @ House of Bricks
7/30 - Terre Haute, IN @ The Music Venue
7/31 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/01 - Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
8/02 - Buffalo, NY @ Broadway Joe's
8/03 - Mechanicsville, VA @ Cullen's Cove
8/04 - Centreville, VA @ Bull Run Park
8/05 - Baltimore, MD @ Recher Theater
8/06 - Charlotte, NC @ Milestone Club
8/07 - Marietta, GA @ 120 Tavern & Music Hall

12 Stones on tour…
8/11 - Franklin, MN @ City Baseball Field (w/ Edisun, Scattered Hamlet, Blameshift)
8/24 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom (w/ Bobaflex, Ionia)
8/31 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios Live (w/ Bobaflex, Ionia)

12 Stones is…
Paul McCoy - Vocals/Guitar
Aaron Gainer - Drums
Eric Weaver - Guitar
Will Reed - Bass

12 Stones online…!/12Stones

For more info on 12 Stones visit the JFH Artists Database.

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