Since 1989, the band has camped out at the venerable venue more than 140 times and after March 27, that number will be even greater.

Eight shows are on the books, starting March 18 and running through the 27th. Tickets go on sale January 9.

Additional shows for 2004 are expected to be confirmed in the near future.

An as-yet-untitled live CD from two of 2003’s 13 Beacon nights will be released sometime in March, in conjunction with the new gigs. The double-disc will feature 15 songs included on the “Live At The Beacon Theatre” DVD plus four additional songs.