They’ll do a week of California shows and then spend the rest of the month making their way across the nation before wrapping November 1 in Austin.

Soulive’s third and most recent album, simply titled Soulive, was released in April on Blue Note Records. Rather than spending time trying to re-create their improvisational live chemistry in the studio, the band opted to record the album onstage during their winter 2002 tour. Songs performed in New Orleans, New York, Atlanta, Chicago and North Carolina all made the final cut.

After a three-year absence, Me’Shell NdegéOcello made a healthy comeback last summer with the politically charged, critically acclaimed funk of Cookie: An Anthropological Mixtape. The Maverick recording artist’s new album, Comfort Woman, is scheduled to drop in October during the first week of the tour.

She’s been warming up for the fall outing with some festival and club gigs, as well as a July performance on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” radio show.