The first leg of Two Gallants’ dates with Claypool kicked off May 30 at Bogart’s in Cincinnati, and features stops at 16 clubs and theatres around the country, including Rams Head Live in Baltimore (June 5), the Vic Theatre in Chicago (June 9), Atlanta’s Variety Playhouse (June 13), and the House of Blues in New Orleans (June 17).

The band will headline for three shows on the first leg: June 7 at The Basement in Nashville, June 10 at The Canopy Club in Urbana, Ill., and June 14 at Tasty World in Athens, Ga.

Prior to the band’s set at this year’s Sasquatch Music Festival, the duo told Pollstar they’ll hop off Claypool’s tour June 18 for a free show at Walter’s on Washington in Houston, accompanied by Trainwreck Riders, to make up for an incident at the club last fall.

In October 2006, the band’s set was stopped a few songs in when a Houston police officer, who arrived in response to a noise complaint, took to the stage and reportedly assaulted Gallants guitarist Adam Stephens and an audience member.

By the time the dust had settled, the officer had discharged his Taser four times and Gallants drummer Tyson Vogel, two members of Trainwreck Riders and several fans had been arrested.

The second leg of the band’s dates with Claypool begins June 19 at Austin’s Stubb’s Bar-B-Q and runs through early July, with stops in 11 cities, including Denver (June 22), Tempe, Ariz. (June 25), Los Angeles (June 27) and Seattle (July 3).

Stephens and Vogel told Pollstar they’ll head to Europe at the end of the Claypool trek to play a handful of festival dates before returning in the fall to tour the States in support of their new album.

The pair have been playing together since they were both 12, but didn’t emerge as Two Gallants until 2002.

The group’s lineup is identical to that of The White Stripes – a guitar and drums – and like the Stripes, their music is heavily blues influenced. However, the Gallants’ sound and lyrics are more deeply rooted in delta blues and folk music, often dealing with subjects like murder, larceny, the Antebellum South and racism.