Hard touring jam band Widespread Panic will travel the U.S. again this fall, with dates kicking off Sept. 24 in Bozeman, Mont. From its Northwest beginnings, the 21-city arena tour will travel across

Hard touring jam band Widespread Panic will travel the U.S. again this fall, with dates kicking off Sept. 24 in Bozeman, Mont. From its Northwest beginnings, the 21-city arena tour will travel across the south and up the East Coast, closing with a two-night stand in New York.

The tour is bound to draw a strong contingent of the Widespread fanbase, as it will be the group's last outing for more than a year. Widespread recently announced plans to take 2004 off from the road after 17 years of consistent touring.

A range of opening acts will take the stage throughout the tour. So far confirmed are DJ Logic, Gov't Mule, Mofro and Jerry Joseph & the Jackmorons across three shows in Austin, Texas (Oct. 3-5), Leftover Salmon in Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 16), the Disco Biscuits in Asheville, N.C. (Oct. 22), the Kenny Brown Band in Memphis (Oct. 24), the Wailers in Antioch, Tenn. (Oct. 25), Particle in Pittsburgh (Oct. 29) and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band in New York (Oct. 31, Nov. 1).

Visit the band's official Web site for updates on other opening acts, as well as detailed ticketing information for each date.

Widespread Panic will be touring in support of "Ball," released in April via Widespread Records/Sanctuary Records. The album debuted at No. 61 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 76,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Here are Widespread Panic's upcoming tour dates:

Sept. 24: Bozeman, Mont. (Brick Breeden Field House)
Sept. 26: Eugene, Ore. (Cuthbert Amphitheatre)
Sept. 27: Auburn, Wash. (White River Amphitheatre)
Sept. 28: Missoula, Mt. (Adams Center)
Oct. 1: Lubbock, Texas (Canyon Amphitheatre)
Oct. 3-5: Austin, Texas (Backyard)
Oct. 7-8: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theatre)
Oct. 10-12: New Orleans (U of New Orleans Lakefront Arena)
Oct. 14: Chattanooga, Tenn. (Memorial Auditorium)
Oct. 16: Charlotte, N.C. (Cricket Arena)
Oct. 17: Charleston, S.C. (Charleston Coliseum)
Oct. 18: Macon, Ga. (Macon Centreplex)
Oct. 19: Gainesville, Fla. (U of Florida/Stephen C. O'Connell Center)
Oct. 21: Columbia, S.C. (Township Auditorium)
Oct. 22: Asheville, N.C. (Asheville Civic Center)
Oct. 24: Memphis (Mid South Coliseum)
Oct. 25: Antioch, Tenn. (AmSouth Amphitheatre)
Oct. 26: Lexington, Ky. (Rupp Arena)
Oct. 28: Richmond, Va. (Landmark Theatre)
Oct. 29: Pittsburgh (A.J. Palumbo Theatre)
Oct. 31-Nov. 1: New York (Madison Square Garden)