“On our first tour, we drove our own cars,” singer/guitarist Brett Detar said. “We thought we had made it when we bought our first van and trailer. Now, we’re on a bus. This band takes small steps for everything – songwriting, recording and touring – but they add up.”

Detar and the band may think it’s taken them a while to arrive where they are today, but once there, the group hardly slacks. Just before their major label debut, Love, hit the shelves in February, The Juliana Theory hit the road running. And they haven’t stopped.

First up was a co-headline with Something Corporate, then came a whole bunch of shows with The Ataris. After a few gigs with Evanescence, Juliana Theory headed to Australia, where they’ve been since mid-June with One Dollar Short. A handful of shows remain on that tour before they take a breather and then launch into yet another outing.

That one finds The Juliana Theory headlining, with Hopesfall and Count The Stars supporting. Punchline also open the first week. Just five shows are on the books for now – not including Theory’s slot at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival – but more are expected to be added.

Tickets look to be kept to a bargain basement $13 or thereabouts.

Sometime in August, The Juliana Theory are expecting to release a live album. The disc, Live: 10.13.2001, is a completely live set from their show at Café Laga in Pittsburgh. A track list is still being worked out.