It’s been ten years since alt-rock group Guster released its breakthrough “Lost and Gone Forever,” and the band plans to celebrate that milestone with a special anniversary tour. The brief outing includes just ten dates in eight cities, mostly in the Northeast region of the U.S.

The celebration begins October 28 at Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC, and concludes with a two-night stand on November 27-28 at Beacon Theatre in New York, NY. Other highlights include an October 29-30 stand at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and a hometown performance on October 31 at Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA.

Tickets for the tour are already on sale through Ticketmaster and Live Nation. Guster’s scheduled October 30 and November 27 performances are sold out.

The tour is billed as “An Evening With” and will not feature any additional support. Guster will play two complete sets each night, including a cover-to-cover performance of “Lost and Gone Forever.” The record was released in September 1999 and is considered the group’s breakthrough effort, driven by the popularity of singles like “Barrel of a Gun” and “Fa Fa” on college radio.

According to an announcement on Guster’s official Web site, this will be the band’s only headline tour this year and will remain primarily in the Northeast. The only dates booked outside that region are November 4-5 concerts in Ohio and an October 28 show in North Carolina, but no additional markets will be added to the schedule.

“For those of you who find this tour appealing but live in places we’re not visiting, we feel your pain,” the band apologized.

Guster also went on to explain that some of the venues included on the tour represent parts of the band’s history from the past ten years. “Higher Ground in Vermont, though in a new location now, was where we launched the original Lost & Gone Forever tour,” the alt-rockers said, adding, “The Orpheum, in Boston, was where we put on an epic Halloween show ten years ago where we wore tuxes and pretended it was New Year’s Eve, Y2K.”

Guster’s anniversary tour follows its annual Campus Consciousness Tour in spring 2009. The college and university tour is geared towards educating students about environmental issues and local activism opportunities through locally and nationally sponsored workshops and information booths.

Guster itinerary update:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 28 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
October 29 – 30 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 31 Boston, MA Orpheum Theatre
November 4 Cincinnati, OH Madison Theater
November 5 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
November 6 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
November 7 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
November 27 – 28 New York, NY Beacon Theatre