Well, sort of alone. He’s taking along his wife. And his dog. And his new band.

The matchbox twenty frontman has announced a two-month national tour to support his multiplatinum solo album, “Something To Be.” It kicks off October 5 in Albany, N.Y., hitting mostly medium-size venues like theaters.

“It’s about trying to cover as much ground as you can cover,” Thomas told The Associated Press. Nationwide tours “always cover the best ground anyway: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, you name it. But I’d even just play a month in New York. I’m just so sick of not playing.”

Tickets go on sale online exclusively at VH1.com on August 18, followed two days later by a general sale. Opening acts will be the quintet Antigone Rising and Anna Nalick.

Thomas, 33, is modest about his recent solo success. But pressed about the naysayers who initially dismissed his solo effort, he doesn’t feel he needs vindication.

“There’s always going to be somebody who doesn’t like you or your band. Success doesn’t change that. If anything it makes them hate you even more,” he said. “The real success is 20 years from now. Did you do anything that they remember? So many people have big success and get remembered just in the moment.”

So for this moment, Thomas is focusing on touring.

“Because we’ve spent so much time promoting the album, doing radio shows where you play one or two songs, and doing interviews, I’m all about wanting to get on the road and just play,” Thomas said.

“I can’t wait to move into a bus. Neither can my wife.”

And the dog? The terrier-basset hound mix he and his wife, model Marisol Thomas, adopted last year?

“This whole thing centers around the dog. We’re probably going to have to buy the bus so we can take him,” he said, laughing.

In fact, Thomas confided, the couple recently had to leave the dog with family in Florida while they went to Australia to promote the album. When they returned, they did something for the dog Thomas said they never do for themselves.

“We chartered a plane for our dog” to get him back to New York, he said. “It wasn’t a big plane either. It was a small plane.”

Besides his solo material, Thomas plans to perform a few matchbox songs.

“I play the matchbox songs in the way that I wrote them. Then I don’t use any of the other parts the guys wrote,” he said. “You want to ride that line because some of the fans came because they are fans of matchbox twenty and then there has to be that (musical) element of the reason you are on a break.”

And yes, it is a break.

“Our only question is when,” he said. “But it’s definitely going to happen.”