The Whistle Stop tour will be preceded by several in-store appearances during July, coinciding with the release of their latest, Global a Go-Go.

While Strummer’s roots are definitely defined by the late ‘70s British punk explosion, The Mescaleros encompass a broader musical experience. Guitarist Anthony Glenn, infamous for his nude dancing at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival, was once a member of Brit-pop bands Elastica and Pulp.

After forming The Mescaleros with Glenn, Strummer called on acquaintances Martin Slattery (from Black Grape), Scott Shields and Pablo Cook to round out the band.

Drawing on individual musical tastes and global influences, The Mescaleros step outside of the punk realm and dabble in R&B, African techno, reggae, Latin groove, dub, and rockabilly.

Prior to the official tour, Strummer and band will hit a handful of mega-record stores in major cities to promote the new album. They stop in Los Angeles August 4 for an in-store appearance and then open fo the Brian Setzer Orchestra that evening at the Greek Theatre.

Joe Strummer and The Mescaleros’ Whistle Stop tour begins October 4 in Washington, D.C., and rocks its way across the country to its close in San Fransisco on the 20th.

After that, the group plays a string of dates at prestigious venues in England and Scotland November 17-24.