The group will warm up for the journey with at trio of festival appearances: September 5 at Clark’s Grove Harvest Festival in Minnesota, September 13 at the SoCo Music Experience at the Altamont Fairgrounds near Albany, N.Y., and September 14 at Earthdance in Laytonville, Ca.

Lotus’ trek gets rolling in earnest September 24 at Mercury Lounge in New York City, where the band will debut Hammerstrike in its entirety.

Other destinations include Revolution Hall in Troy, N.Y. (September 25), The Blue Note in Columbia, Mo. (October 7), Aggie Theatre in Fort Collins, Colo. (October 11), McDonald Theatre in Eugen, Ore. (October 18), Miramar Theatre in Milwaukee (October 24), Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia (October 31), Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, N.C. (November 5), Music Farm in Charleston, S.C. (November 9), Tipitina’s Uptown in New Orleans (November 14), Mr. Small’s Theatre in Pittsburgh (November 28) and Fox Theatre in Boulder, Colo. (December 30-31).

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Hammerstrike, due October 14, finds Lotus reaching back in order to move forward.

The album was primarily recorded live in one room on analog tape by producer Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man) and harkens back to the ’70s while remaining firmly grounded in the present by the band’s trademark genre-defying sound.