With guitarist Jim Fairchild on the mend after a May run-in with a tractor-trailer, the band will set out on the latest leg September 18 in San Francisco. They’ll have Super Furry Animals in tow through October 4, after which Starlight Mints will take over for the remainder of the U.S. dates.

Then in November it’s off to Europe, where the Grandaddy fever knows no borders. They’ll make stops in at least a dozen countries, with extensive runs in France and the U.K., before finishing off at London’s Brixton Academy December 10.

As previously reported, Fairchild fell out of touring mate Pete Yorn‘s bus a few months back, rolling right into the path of an 18-wheeler. He suffered some broken bones in his shoulder but, with the help of a sling, was able to soldier on.

According to posts on the band’s official Web site, Fairchild is having a “very thorough and rapid healing process.” He credits the support of those around him as well as the power of music with helping him recuperate.