Cracker has announced new tour dates in support of "Forever," the band's fifth and most recent studio album, released in January via Virgin.

Cracker has announced new tour dates in support of "Forever," the band's fifth and most recent studio album, released in January via Virgin. The trek launches May 16 in Baltimore with the first of several free performances and continues through Aug, 8 in Buffalo, N.Y. According to the band's official Web site, additional dates will be confirmed soon.

In related news, Cracker frontman David Lowery will rejoin his pre-Cracker band Camper Van Beethoven for a July 19-20 stand at New York's Knitting Factory. The performances will celebrate the release yesterday (May 14) of Camper's lost "Tusk" album via Lowery's own Pitch-A-Tent label.

According to the label's official Web site, the double disc boasts "enhanced CD bonus features" and chronicles Camper Van Beethoven covering Fleetwood Mac's classic "Tusk" album at "the height of CVB hysteria." The beloved Santa Cruz-based group disbanded in 1990, but reunited in 1999 to compile the rarities disc "Camper Van Beethoven Is Dead, Long Live Camper Van Beethoven," and briefly toured the West Coast.

Here are Cracker's tour dates (an asterisk denotes a free performance):

May 16: Baltimore (Have A Nice Cafe)*
May 17: Richmond, Va. (Innsbruch Pavilion)
June 7: Norfolk, Va. (Town Point Park)
June 8: Kill Devil Hills, N.C. (the Pitt)
June 19: Lexington, Ky. (A1A)
June 21: Cincinnati (Bogart's)
June 22: Chicago (Taste of Randolph festival)
June 23: Dekalb, Ill. (Otto's)
July 7: Chicago (Riviera)
July 8: Milwaukee (Rave)
Aug. 1: Nashville (Riverfront Park)*
Aug. 2: Atlanta (Olympic Park)*
Aug. 3: Washington, D.C. (G Street Live)
Aug. 4: Harrisburg, Pa. (Whitaker Center)
Aug. 6: Asbury Park, N.J. (Stone Pony)
Aug. 7: Albany, N.Y. (Empire State Plaza)*
Aug. 8: Buffalo, N.Y. (Lafayette Square)*