Fresh off of their European tour, Japanese metal sensation Dir En Grey are gearing up to hit the road again with a string of dates in South America and North America at the end of this year.

If you haven't heard of Dir En Grey, the band has been around since 1997 and have developed a devoted following throughout the world. Their newest album ‘Dum Spiro Spero’ and their most recent single ‘Different Sense’ have been topping heavy metal radio charts.

The band will embark on a headlining tour with rockers 10 years for South American dates starting on Nov. 23 in Chile and wraps up on Nov. 2 in Mexico.

In December, Christmas comes a little early for Dir En Grey's American fans as the band tours with Canadian synth-rockers the Birthday Massacre. The North American trek kicks off Dec. 4 in Houston and ends on Dec. 23 in Los Angeles.

Dir En Grey 2011 South American Tour Dates with 10 Years:

11/23 -- Tetro Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
11/25 -- Centro de Convenciones Scencia, Lima, Peru
11/27 -- Espaço Lux, São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil
11/29 -- Teatro Flores, Buenos Aires, Argentina
12/2 -- Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico

Dir En Grey 2011 North American Tour Dates with the Birthday Massacre:

12/4 -- House of Blues, Houston, Texas.
12/5 -- Trees, Dallas, Texas.
12/7 -- Center Stage, Atlanta, Ga.
12/9 -- The Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pa.
12/10 – Sonar, Baltimore, Md.
12/12 -- Irving Plaza, New York, N.Y.
12/13 -- Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Mass.
12/15 -- Club Soda, Montreal, Canada
12/16 -- The Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, Canada
12/18 -- House of Blues, Chicago, Ill.
12/20 -- Bluebird Theatre, Denver, Colo.
12/22 -- Grand Ballroom at Regency Center, San Francisco, Calif.
12/23 -- House of Blues Sunset Strip, Los Angeles, Calif.

Watch the Dir En Grey 'Different Sense' Video