After spending a month overseas, he’ll join up with special guests Buddy Guy, John Hiatt, and Tommy Castro for the 10th annual B.B. King Blues Festival, which is expected to roll across North American venues into the fall.

The European jazz festival circuit is a familiar one for King and he’ll open it up June 26 at Palais de Congress in Paris. He traverses 10 countries from Norway to Italy and in between, including festival stops in Rotterdam, Milan, London, Edinburgh, Rome, Stockholm and Montreux.

King will close out the European jaunt by returning to France July 25 for the Nice Jazz Festival.

The hard-touring legend has been on the road for most of the year and his current U.S. itinerary runs through June 16 in Fort Wayne, Ind. One of his summer highlights will be his annual Mississippi Homecoming, kicking off June 1 in Indianola.

King recently released a remastered classic, Live at San Quentin, and a reissue of King of the Blues – Live – 1972. He had a smash last year with Riding With The King, a collaboration with British blues rocker Eric Clapton.