The tour begins on October 6 in Atlanta at the Roxy Theatre. After a few shows in Tennessee, MMJ will head through Washington D.C., and then play a two-day stint in Philadelphia on October 12 and 14. Dates in major New England cities will follow an October 19 show in Toronto.

MMJ will work their way West after a show in Cleveland on October 20, playing major cities around the Great Lake states, before finishing the tour up on Ocotber 29 in Minneapolis.

Two days before the start of the tour, MMJ will be releasing their fourth full-length album, Z, the follow-up to 2003’s critically lauded It Still Moves. Z is the first album which features the two newest members of MMJ. Carl Broemel (guitar) and Bo Koster (keys) joined after the departure of two founding members of MMJ at the end of 2003.

Beside a few one-off shows in June and a couple of opening slots for Wilco, this will MMJ’s first tour of 2005, having spent the first half of the year working on Z.

U.K. fans get a dose of MMJ in London on September 6. The band’s frontman, Jim James, will also be performing solo on September 7 at London’s St. James’s Church.