If the world does indeed end in December 2012, Shadows Fall plan on going out in style. They will launch the 'Party to the Apocalypse Tour' on Oct. 12 in Worcester, Mass., with supporting bands God Forbid, Thy Will Be Done and Trumpet The Harlot. It will be the first headlining tour for Shadows Fall in support of their latest album 'Fire From The Sky,' which was released earlier this year.

In addition to regular tickets, which can be purchased here,  Shadows Fall is also offering a $35 VIP package that will include a ticket to the show, meet and greet with the band, drink koozie, Jason Bittner Drumstick, set of six magnets, sew on patch, sticker, pin, shot glass, poster and guitar pick.

According to their Facebook page, Shadows Fall began rehearsals for the tour last week. From now until shortly before they hit the road, the band's guitarist Jon Donais is also offering guitar lessons via Skype, and posted that he is relearning some solos he hasn't played in years for the upcoming tour.  The band has an extensive catalog dating back to 1997, and plans on bringing back some older and newer songs on this tour.

Speaking of older Shadows Fall songs, 'Thoughts Without Words' from 2002's 'The Art of Balance' was recently named one of Loudwire's Top 21st Century Metal Songs.

Shadows Fall Tour Dates

10/12/12 -- Worcester, Mass. -- The Palladium
10/13/12 -- Syracuse, N.Y. -- Station 58
10/14/12 -- Pittsburgh, Pa. -- TBA
10/16/12 -- Waterloo, Iowa -- Spicoli’s
10/17/12 -- Madison, Wis. -- RSR Stage
10/18/12 -- Des Moines, Iowa -- Peoples Court
10/19/12 -- Battle Creek, Mich. -- TBA
10/20/12 -- Detroit, Mich. -- Harpos
10/21/12 -- Springfield, Ill. -- Boondocks
10/23/12 -- Lexington, Ky. -- TBA
10/24/12 -- Lynchburg, Va. -- TBA
11/8/12 -- Fayetteville, N.C. -- TBA
11/9/12 -- Jacksonville, N.C. -- Hooligans
11/10/12 -- Charleston, S.C. -- Ground Zero
11/11/12 -- Jacksonville, Fla. -- The Roc Bar
11/13/12 -- Ft Lauderdale, Fla. -- TBA
11/14/12 -- Tallahassee, Fla. -- TBA
11/15/12 -- Birmingham, Ala. -- TBA
11/16/12 -- New Orleans, La. -- TBA
11/17/12 -- Beaumont, Texas -- TBA
11/18/12 -- Houston, Texas -- TBA
11/20/12 -- San Antonio, Texas -- TBA
11/21/12 -- El Paso, Texas -- TBA
11/23/12 -- Phoenix, Ariz. -- Joe's Grotto

Watch the Shadows Fall Party to the Apocalypse Tour Video