The Winery Dogs will return to the road later this year for the first leg of what promises to be a lengthy tour.

As previously reported, the band has been at work on the follow-up to its 2013 self-titled debut — and it looks like its' getting ready to deliver on promises of "a release sometime later in the year (and a world tour to follow)." Even though a title or release date have yet to be announced, the timing of the new dates seems to indicate a late summer or early fall arrival for the new LP.

Whenever they arrive, the Winery Dogs' new songs should show the benefits of the band's tour in support of the first album, which bassist Billy Sheehan says allowed the trio to explore and refine its dynamic in ways it's impossible to do in the studio.

"We’re watching each other and we improvise and the songs come alive on tour and that’s an ideal situation for me," Sheehan told Ultimate Classic Rock a couple of years ago. "I love that you can do that. You don’t go so far from the original template that people don’t understand what the song is. You work within the boundaries of the foundation of the actual song but [when you] add in the ability to improvise and watch each other and make moves on the fly as we’re rolling and have them work, it’s a beautiful and extremely satisfying thing as a musician."

Winery Dogs 2015 Tour 
10/03 - Ridgefield, Ct.
10/04 - Jim Thorpe, Pa.
10/05 - Boston, Mass.
10/08 - Glenside, Pa.
10/09 - Sayreville, N.J.
10/10 - New York City, N.Y.
10/14 - Jacksonville, Fla.
10/15 - Tampa, Fla.
10/16 - Ft Lauderdale, Fla.
10/17 - Orlando, Fla.
10/27 - Milwaukee, Wis.
10/28 - Milwaukee, Wis.
10/29 - St Charles, Ill.
11/03 - Anaheim, Calif.
11/05 - Agoura Hills, Calif.
11/06 - Beverly Hills, Calif.
11/07 - Las Vegas, Nev.
11/08 - San Diego, Calif.

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