The band’s summer trek kicks off with a pair of appearances at the Wakarusa Festival in Lawrence, Kan., and features stops at clubs and theatres around the U.S., including Proud Larry’s in Oxford, Miss. (June 14), The Social in Orlando, Fla. (June 18), Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse (June 22), The Bluebird in Bloomington, Ind. (July 7), and the Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. (July 22).

Festivals on the band’s itinerary include Milwaukee’s Summerfest (July 5), the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue, N.Y. (July 14), FloydFest in Floyd, Va. (July 29), and Gathering of the Vibes in Bridgeport, Conn. (August 10).

The band will also be making their very first appearance at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn. on June 16. Other artists scheduled to appear at the festival include The Police, Tool, Widespread Panic, The White Stripes, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Wilco, The Flaming Lips, Manu Chao, Franz Ferdinand, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Damien Rice, Ween, Gov’t Mule, Ziggy Marley, The Decemberists, Kings of Leon, Michael Franti & Spearhead and many more.

Complete information on all Railroad Earth’s shows, and links for tickets are available on the band’s Web site.

Railroad Earth is a six-piece roots and Americana jamband. Their music includes elements of Celtic, rock, country and folk. The group, which first came together in 2001, has received a lot of attention for their unique sound and highly improvisational live shows.

Elko, which is the band’s third release, is a double live CD recorded during their 2005 spring tour.