There will also be a very limited picture 7' available for Record Store Day on 21st April. The band have also confirmed five UK shows for September 2012 which will see them play to in excess of 40,000 fans.
The band just headlined the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas where actor Matthew McConaughey joined them on stage on the bongo's, they have also announced dates with Guns 'N Roses and Ozzy and Friends as well as festival and headline shows for over the summer in the US and Europe.
The UK tour will see them play with The Mission and Killing Joke. The band have enthused "This is a fantastic bill and these will be magical show, a unique occasion that we look forward to with great anticipation. The band is killing it right now and we are excited to get back to the business of playing live."
'Choice of Weapon', their first studio album in over five years is released on Cooking Vinyl on 21st May and sees the band re-united with producer Bob Rock and also working with Chris Goss (Queens of the Stone Age, U.N.K.L.E., Masters of Reality). The record was written by Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, recorded in New York City, Los Angeles, the California high desert, and the band's Witch Mountain studios in the Hollywood Hills between July and December 2011. The new release features founding members Astbury on vocals and Duffy on guitars, with drummer John Tempesta and bassist Chris Wyse