Hard rock veterans The Black Crowes have announced the first leg of dates for their Stuck Inside Utopia Tour. The first block of the...

Hard rock veterans The Black Crowes have announced the first leg of dates for their Stuck Inside Utopia Tour. The first block of the band’s jaunt will focus on East Coast markets, and includes nearly 30 dates in both the U.S. and Canada.

The trek kicks off August 25 at the Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA, and is currently booked through October 3 at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, GA. The Crowes will also touch down for gigs on August 27 at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA; September 2 at Central Park Summerstage in New York, NY; September 17 at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT; and September 26 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, among other dates.

The itinerary includes only two dates in Canada on September 13 at Casino Rama in Rama, ON, and September 13 at Centennial Hall in London, ON. More concert dates are expected to follow, taking the tour straight through the end of the year.

Four of the concerts on the tour — in Baltimore, Rama, Providence and Burlington — are solo engagements billed as “An Evening With” the Crowes. Indie rock act Truth & Salvage Co. will open for most of the remaining dates, with the Levon Helm Band stepping in for the shows in Boston, Atlantic City. Both opening acts will warm up the stage in New York City.

Ticket sales have already started for the first two dates of the late summer tour. The remaining sales will begin June 12 through the venue box offices and Ticketmaster.

The Black Crowes’s tour will coincide with the release of the band’s latest studio album, “Before the Frost, Until the Freeze,” scheduled for release in September 2009. The project, a double album, will be the group’s eighth studio effort.

According to a statement from the band, the upcoming tour will clock in over two hours of music every night. Setlists for the Stuck Inside Utopia venture will draw heavily from the band’s new material, while also featuring other cuts from the Crowes’s nearly 20-year career.

The Black Crowes itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

August 25Vienna, VAWolf Trap
August 26Hyannis, MACape Cod Melody Tent
August 27Boston, MABank of America Pavilion
August 29Atlantic City, NJBorgata Event Center
August 30Baltimore, MDRam’s Head Live
August 31Lancaster, PAAmerican Music Theatre
September 2New York, NYCentral Park Summerstage
September 4Westbury, NYTheatre at Westbury
September 5Asbury Park, NJStone Pony Summerstage
September 6Virginia Beach, VAAmerican Music Festival
September 8Bridgeport, CTThe Klein
September 9Jim Thorpe, PAPenn’s Peak
September 11Utica, NYSaranac Brewery
September 12Rama, ONCasino Rama
September 13London, ONCentennial Hall
September 16Providence, RILupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
September 17Burlington, VTHigher Ground
September 18Kingston, NYUlster Performing Arts Center
September 24Oklahoma City, OKOklahoma State Fair
September 25Huntsville, ALBig Spring Jam
September 26Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
September 28Oxford, MSThe Lyric
September 29Knoxville, TNTennessee Theatre
September 30Charlotte, NCThe Fillmore
October 2Asheville, NCThomas Wolfe Auditorium
October 3Atlanta, GAChastain Park Amphitheatre