Mike Doughty is going out on his first tour with a band since the break-up of his former outfit, Soul Coughing.

Mike Doughty is going out on his first tour with a band since the break-up of his former outfit, Soul Coughing.

After more than four years performing in solo-guitar settings, Doughty will embark on an 11-date club/theater tour with a three-piece band starting tonight (May 12) at the Canopy Club in Urbana, Ill.

Dates run through May 23 at the Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, N.C., after which Doughty plans to take the band on a 17-date trek, starting June 5 at Maxwell's in Hoboken, N.J., and wrapping July 2 at Stubb's in Austin, Texas.

Doughty has also laid down a new studio album, which is currently being shopped to record labels.