The new slate of North American dates kicked off August 27 at House of Blues in San Diego and run through the beginning of November.

Clubs and theatres on the itinerary include The Fillmore in San Francisco (August 29), Toad’s Place in New Haven, Conn. (October 7), Club Soda in Montreal (October 10), the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, N.J. (October 15), Tipitina’s Uptown in New Orleans (October 20), the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles (October 25), First Avenue in Minneapolis (November 1), and the new Terminal 5 in New York City (November 3).

The band will also make appearances at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle (September 1) and Vegoose in Las Vegas (October 27).

Tickets for some shows on the North American tour are available through Ticketmaster.

In November Gogol Bordello will start another European jaunt at Melkweg in Amsterdam. The Netherlands. Other cities on the schedule include Paris, Vienna, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London and Glasgow.

The group’s current headline tour showcasing its July release of Super Taranta on Side One Dummy Records is another step in the evolution of Gogol Bordello, which is earning fans from all walks of life.

Gogol Bordello began in conjunction with DJ gigs frontman Eugene Hutz had landed around New York’s lower East Side. Hutz said it was a fluke though, because he isn’t a real DJ.

“I’m just that obnoxious guy who brings my own music to the party and starts playing it, instead of what’s playing there, and everybody ended up digging it,” he told Pollstar.

“I started DJing in a lot of bars and clubs but because I had very little respect for what people want to hear, I played what I thought they might want to hear, need to hear. I actually got thrown out of most of them.”

Gogol Bordello’s early gigs ended up a lot like Hutz’s DJ jobs previously had. The group was banned from most clubs – even CBGB – by the end of 1999, Hutz said. But being labeled a “problem” led to the band’s discovery by the arts community, which opened up new avenues such as NYC’s Whitney Museum Biennial and the Tate Modern gallery in London, to hone its act.

Then the group hit the road hard. “Our band is made from a world full of music, which is an indestructible passion to start with. So what we did, we got in a van and toured the world,” Hutz said.

Gogol Bordello has since opened for artists including Manu Chao, Primus and Cake, again beating the odds one city at a time.