The band’s fifth album, A Funk Odyssey, will be released on September 3, just a month before the tour hits mainland Europe, where they’re scheduled to play for the month of October.

In addition to the six band members that make up Jamiroquai, there will be an 11-member back-up band. In advance of the tour, the group will headline the Ministry of Sound’s Knebworth Festival on August 11.

The story of Jamiroquai is a true rags-to-riches tale, but one not void of hard work and determination. Frontman and founder Kay spent his share of time living on the streets in England before ultimately forming his funk group in 1991. Their first single, “When You Gonna Learn?” created a stir in British dance clubs and it wasn’t long before the record labels took notice.

Jamiroquai’s major label debut, Emergency on Planet Earth, released in 1993, became England’s fastest-selling album since George Michael released Faith in 1987.

While sales were going well in the U.K., it wasn’t until 1997’s Traveling Without Moving that Jamiroquai received any significant recognition in the States. The “Virtual Insanity” video earned them four MTV awards and boosted Kay to international stardom.