The band released its fifth album, One Step Closer, this summer, and will support it with a theatre tour that will have them on the road for most of October.

The band will start with a two-night stand in Portland, Me., October 6-7, and parade through a dozen cities, playing double shows in Hampton Beach, N.H., Ithaca, N.Y., and Atlanta.

They’ll mostly stick to the East Coast and South on this trek, although it culminates in an appearance at the Vegoose Festival in Las Vegas October 29.

The group recently finished up its headlining run on the Big Summer Classic tour, on which it shared amphitheatre stages with Keller Williams, Yonder Mountain String Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead and more.

One way The String Cheese Incident keeps its eclectic sound evolving is to make sure it has a wide range of creative input: Each member of the band contributed songwriting and vocals to at least one song on the new album, and the disc also features several collaborations with outside musicians.

But don’t take our word for it; see for yourself: One Step Closer comes with a DVD that documents the recording process, which took place in Colorado’s Front Range hills with producer Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris).