The concerts include June and July dates in the Western U.S., with Detroit, Chicago and Cleveland on the map for August. A cross-country run is booked for September, followed by dates in Ohio and North Carolina the following month.

The group will be joined by the U.K.’s Ozric Tentacles for a handful of shows in mid-July. The itinerary also includes gigs with Soulive and Blues Traveler.

The band will be playing Street Scene in San Diego on July 4, and the very next day they’re at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Two more prestigious festival stops – in Seattle and Summerfest in Milwaukee – are also on the schedule.

Particle – which fuses rock, funk and electronic elements into a jammy style it calls “funktronic” – added vocals for the first time last year with the addition of new members Ben Combe and Scott Metzger, who both play guitar and sing.

Combe and Metzger replaced former guitarist Charlie Hitchcock, who either left or was kicked out in early 2005, depending who you ask.

In July, the band will release a double-disc concert CD and full-length DVD titled Transformations Live, which documents its first shows as a five-piece earlier this year.