Lidell will launch the trek May 25 at Richard’s on Richards Cabaret in Vancouver and wrap things up June 12 at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Other stops on the itinerary include the Sasquatch! Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Quincy, Wash. (May 26), Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco, Calif. (May 28), the Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Ariz. (May 31), Abbey Pub in Chicago (June 4), Bowery Ballroom in New York City (June 8-9), and World CafĂ© Live in Philadelphia (June 11).

Tickets for most shows are available at

Jim, due April 29 on Warp Records, is Lidell’s third full-length release.

The singer has gained quite a reputation for his energetic live shows since the release of his debut, Muddlin Gear, in 2000.

Performances often feature Lidell as a one-man beatboxing band, with vocal tracks sung into a microphone transformed into percussion and melody, while he lays down his trademark soulful vocals.

If all that sounds a little confusing, check out this clip of Lidell performing at London’s Royal Festival Hall in 2005.