Nils Lofgren is hitting the road for string of full band dates this spring, according to Backstreets.com. Joining Lofgren on the road is his brother and fellow Grin bandmate Tom Lofgren on guitar and keyboards, Sessions Band and E Street Band backing vocalist Cindy Mizelle, bassist Kevin McCormick, and legendary drummer Andy Newmark.

Lofgren said of the upcoming dates, which will feature selections from his still-unnamed new album, "(I'm) excited to feature my new album, out before the tour, along with the best of 50 years on the road. (My wife) Amy and I worked together in our home with great musicians and we look forward to sharing this new music soon."

Despite enjoying a four decade die-hard fan base, Lofgren told us that he's never considered his brand of music an easy fit for the general public: "I kinda feel like I really am at a spot now where I'm on my own. I feel like a bit of a pirate and maverick. In the industry, really, there's no place for me in it -- yet, I'm, I think, making some of the best music (I ever have), and getting better at it. I'm certainly enjoying performing more than I ever have."

JUST ANNOUNCED: Nils Lofgren tour dates (subject to change):

May 10 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota
May 11 - Milwaukee, WI - Potawatomi Casino
May 12, 13 - Chicago, IL - City Winery
May 15 - Cincinnati, OH - Memorial Hall
May 16 - Kent, OH - Kent Stage
May 18 - Boston, MA - City Winery
May 19, 20 - New York, NY - City Winery
May 21 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
May 24, 25 - Nashville, TN - City Winery
May 26, 27 - Atlanta, GA - City Winery
May 30 - Austin, TX - The 04 Center
May 31 - Houston, TX - The Heights
June 1 - Beaumont, TX - Jefferson Theater
June 2 - Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater

AUDIO: NILS LOFGREN SAYS HE'S HAPPY WITH HIS CAREER AND HIS MUSIC THESE DAYS