The outing will kick off June 8 at the Independence Jam in Chula Vista, Calif., before heading back East to begin the caravan in earnest at Baltimore’s Rams Head Live! June 27.

Stops include Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Dallas before winding down August 13th in Norfolk, Va. In between, The Hold Steady squeezes in hometown gigs in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Minneapolis.

The first single from Positive, “Sequestered in Memphis,” is now available on iTunes.

The songs on the album came together on the road while the band was on a world tour behind Boys and Girls in America, the group’s 2006 breakthrough album, according to a statement.

According to band lore, The Hold Steady was conceived in 2004 while guitarist Tad Kubler and frontman Craig Finn were watching “The Last Waltz,” The Band’s famous final bow.

Its debut album, Almost Killed Me, was a critical if not a commercial success for the group, which released one more album before scoring a hit with its Vagrant debut.