Like a chronic yet mysterious pathological affliction—say, one that causes auditory hallucinations in which a snarky Brit pretends to be American and plays the blues—Hugh Laurie has returned to U.S. shores. He won’t be reprising his titular role as the irascible main character of House, though. He’ll be doing that playing-the-blues thing, which he's done on record and also sometimes on House.

Laurie will be touring the U.S. and Canada with his group The Copper Bottom Band in support of his sophomore blues album, Didn’t It Rain. The disc comes out August 6 and will feature renditions of classics by everyone from Jellyroll Morton to Dr. John (sadly, though, no cover of “Rockin Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu”). Tour dates are below.

Oct. 13—Schermerhorn Symphony Center—Nashville, Tennessee
Oct. 15—Pantages Theatre—Minneapolis, Minnesota           
Oct. 16—Vic Theatre—Chicago, Illinois
Oct. 17—Carnegie Music Hall Of Homestead—Munhall, Pennsylvania
Oct. 19—Kent Stage—Kent, Ohio                     
Oct. 20—Danforth Music Hall—Toronto, Ontario
Oct. 21—Maison Symphonique—Montreal, Quebec
Oct. 23—Birchmere Music Hall—Alexandria, Virginia              
Oct. 25—Town Hall Theatre—New York, New York                   
Oct. 26—Riviera Theater—North Tonawanda, New York    
Oct. 27—Calvin Theatre—Northampton, Massachusetts         
Oct. 29—Wilbur Theatre—Boston, Massachusetts                   
Oct. 30—Keswick Theatre—Glenside, Pennsylvania                 
Nov. 1—Carolina Theatre—Durham, North Carolina                  
Nov. 2—Florida Theatre—Jacksonville, Florida             
Nov. 3—Buckhead Theatre—Atlanta, Georgia