This year marks the 20th anniversary of “Shake Your Money Maker,” the commercial hit and debut effort by The Black Crowes. But the veteran...

This year marks the 20th anniversary of “Shake Your Money Maker,” the commercial hit and debut effort by The Black Crowes. But the veteran band’s celebration of that milestone will be bittersweet.

Co-founded by brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, the Crowes plan to begin an indefinite hiatus after releasing a new album this summer and completing a four-month tour. After filling the next few months with scattered festival gigs and one-offs, the Crowes will officially launch their pre-hiatus tour on August 13 at Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee, WI.

The Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys Tour will visit 50 markets across the United States and Canada. Dates are booked through the end of the year, with the itinerary ultimately wrapping with a six-night block at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA.

The band is booked for two-night stands on October 19-20 at Higher Ground in Burlington, VT; October 22-23 at the House of Blues in Boston, MA; November 13-14 at 9:30 Club in Washington, DC; and November 19-20 at The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. A longer engagement is also planned for New York City, where the Crowes will play five nights from October 31 through November 6 at the Nokia Theatre in Times Square.

The Crowes will open most nights of their tour with a full acoustic set before plugging in and amping up for a full-length electric set.

Public onsales for the Say Goodnight Tour begin May 14, with additional onsales following later in the season. While face values vary from market to market, most of Ticketmaster.com‘s current listings put ticket prices in the $35 to $55 range. Additional tour and ticketing details are available on the Crowes’ official Web site.

The band has been on an almost non-stop touring circuit for the past couple of years with 2008’s Euphoria or Bust Tour and 2009’s equally lengthy Stuck Inside Utopia Tour. In an interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Chris Robinson said he found the arrangement fulfilling if not entirely sustainable.

“If we kept going, we might be playing with fate too much,” Robinson commented. “It would be nice to have a 30th anniversary. But we should walk away from this while everyone’s in a good mood.”

But the singer would not specify how long he thought the hiatus could last. He explained, “To me, ‘hiatus’ means there is no plan. We haven’t said, ‘Let’s get back together in 2012.’ And we haven’t said, ‘Let’s not.'”

Coinciding with the summer tour, the Black Crowes will release a new studio album, “Croweology.” The two-disc set, their first all-acoustic effort, is scheduled to drop August 3.

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

April 23New Orleans, LANew Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
April 24Cottonwood, ALCountry Crossing
May 14Gulf Shores, ALThe Hangout Music and Arts Festival
May 21San Diego, CAHumphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
May 22Dana Point, CADoheny Blues Festival
May 27Mission, TXLas Palmas Race Park
May 28New Braunfels, TXWhitewater Amphitheatre
May 29Little Rock, ARRiverfest
June 2Westbury, NYTheatre at Westbury
June 6Hampton Beach, NHHampton Beach Casino Ballroom
June 30Saratoga, CAThe Mountain Winery
July 2Jacksonville, ORBritt Festival
July 3Quincy, CAHigh Sierra Music Festival
July 24Tunica, MSHorseshoe Casino
July 25Louisville, KYHullabalou Festival
August 13Milwaukee, WIRiverside Theatre
August 14Walker, MNNorthern Lights Casino *
August 15Apple Valley, MNMinnesota Zoo Amphitheater *
August 17Des Moines, IASimon Estes Riverfront Amphitheatre *
August 18Kansas City, MOHarrah’s North Kansas City *
August 20Detroit, MIThe Fillmore Detroit
August 21Chicago, ILChicago Theatre
August 22Columbus, OHPromoWest Pavilion
August 24Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues *
August 25Indianapolis, INMurat Theatre
August 27St. Louis, MOThe Pageant
August 28Council Bluffs, IAStir Concert Cove *
August 29Denver, COFillmore Auditorium
August 31Salt Lake City, UTThe Depot *
September 7Salina, KSThe Stiefel Theatre for Performing Arts *
September 8Tulsa, OKCain’s Ballroom *
September 10Charleston, SCFamily Circle Magazine Stadium
September 12Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
September 17Raleigh, NCRaleigh Boutique Amphitheatre
September 18Charlotte, NCUptown Amphitheatre at The Music Factory
September 19Asheville, NCThomas Wolfe Auditorium
September 21Jacksonville, FLFlorida Theatre
September 24Houston, TXVerizon Wireless Theater
September 26Dallas, TXHouse of Blues *
October 1Biloxi, MSBeau Rivage Resort & Casino *
October 2Fayetteville, ARArkansas Music Pavilion (AMP)
October 15Albany, NYPalace Theatre
October 16Salamanca, NYSeneca Allegany Casino & Hotel Outdoor Venue *
October 17Red Bank, NJCount Basie Theatre *
October 19 – 20South Burlington, VTHigher Ground
October 22 – 23Boston, MAHouse of Blues
October 24Hampton Beach, NHHampton Beach Casino Ballroom *
October 26Waterbury, CTPalace Theater
October 27Toronto, ONMassey Hall
October 29Upper Darby, PATower Theatre
October 30Atlantic City, NJBorgata Music Box *
Oct. 31, Nov. 2, 4-6New York, NYNokia Theatre Times Square
November 10Baltimore, MDRams Head Live! *
November 12Pittsburgh, PAPNC Park at North Shore
November 13 – 14Washington, DC9:30 Club
November 16Richmond, VAThe National
November 17Norfolk, VANorVa
November 19 – 20Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle
December 3Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
December 4Eugene, ORMcDonald Theatre *
December 5Seattle, WAShowbox SoDo *
December 7Santa Barbara, CAArlington Theatre
December 10Las Vegas, NVThe Joint *
December 11Hollywood, CAHollywood Palladium
Dec. 12, 14-15, 17-19San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore

* Electric shows only.