Matt Nathanson’s music has been featured on hit shows like “Scrubs” and “One Tree Hill,” and soon it will be heard in venues across...

Matt Nathanson’s music has been featured on hit shows like “Scrubs” and “One Tree Hill,” and soon it will be heard in venues across the United States. The folk rocker has announced plans to headline a 37-date tour supporting his 2007 release “Some Mad Hope.”

After a couple warm-up shows, Nathanson’s club and theater gigs will kick off September 28 in Indianapolis, IN, and wrap November 22 in Detroit, MI. Singer/songwriter Jessie Baylin will open on all dates in support of her sophomore release, 2008’s “Firesight.”

“Some Mad Hope” is the sixth album for Nathanson, who debuted in 1993 with “Please.” It wasn’t until the past few years that his songs began providing the soundtrack for prime time television’s hottest sitcoms and dramas. But, according to Nathanson, the delay in mainstream recognition might not necessarily be a bad thing.

“I don’t think I really understood how to make a record until this one,” Nathanson said about “Some Mad Hope” on his Web site. “The process and the result had much more of a dynamic to it — like we weren’t just presenting songs — it felt like the longest childbirth in the history of childbirths, but by the end, we really got it.”

Prior to headlining his U.S. trek, Nathanson will be performing at the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival on August 23. Over fifty musical acts are slated to perform at the three-day festival in San Francisco, CA, which includes sets from Radiohead and Beck on August 22; Tom Petty and Regina Spektor on August 23; and Jack Johnson and Wilco on August 24.

Matt Nathanson itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

August 23 San Francisco, CA Outside Lands Festival
September 12 Ewing, NJ Kendall Hall/College of NJ
September 28 Indianapolis, IN Music Mill
September 29 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
October 1 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre
October 2 New York, NY Nokia Theatre
October 3 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
October 4 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
October 7 Washington, DC Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
October 10 Boston, MA Berklee Performance Center
October 12 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
October 14 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
October 17 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
October 18 Nashville, TN Exit/In
October 20 Orlando, FL The Social
October 21 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
October 23 Houston, TX Scout Bar
October 24 Dallas, TX House of Blues
October 25 Austin, TX The Parish
October 27 Phoenix, AZ Brick House
October 28 San Diego, CA House of Blues
October 29 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
November 2 Portland, OR Aladdin Theatre
November 3 Eugene, OR WOW Hall
November 4 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
November 5 Seattle, WA Showbox
November 6 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
November 8 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre
November 10 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre
November 11 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
November 13 Sauget, IL Pop’s
November 14 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
November 15 Omaha, NE The Slowdown
November 16 Des Moines, IA People’s Court
November 18 Minneapolis, MN Pantages Theatre
November 19 Madison, WI Majestic Theatre
November 20-21 Chicago, IL House of Blues
November 22 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall