With Godsmack's concert calendar empty until next February, frontman Sully Erna is using the downtime to play some solo shows. He'll play seven solo gigs beginning Dec. 3 in Verona, N.Y. (dates below).

Pre-sale and VIP packages are available at this location. The public on-sale date is Friday Oct. 24. The VIP packages include a meet & greet and photos with Erna, an exclusive signed lithograph and more.

In a post on his Facebook page, Erna explained why there are only East Coast dates on the trek: "Just FYI: In regards to the many posts about no S.E. dates in your cities -- as we announced before, this isn't a regular S.E. Tour. This is just a short run of East Coast dates (close to home), before the Holidays and in between Godsmack being out on the road. We would love to get to all of you eventually, but as far as Dec. shows go, we will only be hitting up the East Coast for now."

Godsmack's latest album '1000hp' was released in August and debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The title track topped the Mainstream Rock singles chart, and the follow-up 'Something Different' is currently climbing the chart. Erna released his solo album, 'Avalon,' back in 2010.

Sully Erna December 2014 Tour Dates

12/3 -- Verona, N.Y. -- Turning Stone Resort & Casino
12/4 -- North Tonawanda, N.Y. -- Riviera Theatre
12/6 -- Chester, N.Y. -- Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center
12/10 -- Glenside, Pa. -- Keswick Theatre
12/11 -- Westbury, N.Y. -- The Space at Westbury
12/12 -- Bangor, Maine -- Gracie Theatre
12/14 -- Boston, Mass. -- Wilbur Theatre

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