Chickenfoot have announced “The 2011 Road Test Tour”, they will be the first performances with fill-in drummer Kenny Aronoff while Chad Smith is fullfilling his Red Hot Chili Peppers commitments. The shows are in support of the band’s forthcoming sophomore album, “III”, due on September 27 via eOne Music in North America. The tour is taking Chickenfoot to San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Chicago and New York in early November. Venues and ticket on-sale information will be announced October 3. Here’s the dates:

Nov. 1 – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 2 – Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 4 – St. Louis, MO
Nov. 5 – Chicago, IL
Nov. 8 – New York, NY

Check on October 3 for venue and ticket information.

In this two-minute clip, Meat & Potatoes creative director Todd Gallopo walks you through the optically enhanced features of the Chickenfoot “III” packaging. Put on your 3D glasses for this ‘Foot.

Chickenfoot will offer fans a free live concert webcast on September 27, the same day that “Chickenfoot III” comes out. The band will perform tracks from the disc at 9:00 p.m. ET at TRI Studios in Marin County, California, followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session with fans at the band’s official web site. Fans can submit questions through the site and should stay tuned to Chickenfoot’s social sites to find out how to become a member of the studio audience. The webcast will be rebroadcast on the the band’s official web site on September 28 at 3:00 p.m. ET.