Earlier this year, Young God Records owner Michael Gira took Banhart out to the Georgia home studio of engineer Lynn Bridges. Banhart brought 57 songs to the sessions, 32 of which were recorded and primed for release in a two-album series. The first, Rejoicing In The Hands, was released April 26.

Banhart is supporting the album with an ambitious road schedule, beginning in London May 13. The two-week European stretch includes stops in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden, Norway and Germany.

His North American trek launches June 4 in Portland, Ore., with supporting sets from singer/harp player Joanna Newsom and San Francisco group Vetiver (of which Banhart is a member). Both acts released debut albums in March.

The U.S. tour runs for more than five weeks, with at least 31 stops scheduled. They’ll wrap July 11 at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall.

Don’t expect Banhart to slow down after this jaunt, though: His next album, Nino Rojo, is set for a September release, and odds are he’ll be back on the road in support of it.