Son Volt has been making a return this year. For the past several years, it’s been bandleader Jay Farrar who’s been out on the road as a solo act, but the line between a Farrar thing and a Son Volt thing has always been a little fuzzy.

The band will tour in September, starting in Bellingham, Wash., on the 3rd. The next night the Volt travels a short distance to Seattle, then it’s off to Portland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Shows include Los Angeles, Austin and Dallas, with the last gig booked for New Orleans’ House of Blues on September 20, but the Web site hints at an “international tour.”

Farrar was one-half of the creative force of Uncle Tupelo. He moved on to form Son Volt while the band’s Jeff Tweedy left and formed Wilco.