Nina Gordon Preps Tour

It's taken awhile, but Nina Gordon is finally planning to tour to support her new album, "Tonight And The Rest Of My Life," released in June.

According to an audio message from Gordon on her official Web site, she'll be heading out on the road for a seven-week jaunt starting October 24 and ending December 15. Sources close to the artist confirmed that Gordon will indeed headline her own tour, although a spokesperson for Gordon's management told MTV News that the details are still being worked out.

The former Veruca Salt singer (see "Nina Gordon Enjoys 'Life' After Veruca Salt") has put together a new band that so far includes her beau Stacy Jones on drums, Mike Eisenstein (Letters To Cleo) on guitar, Josh Lattanzi on bass, and Patrick Warren on keyboards.

The group has already played a couple of small warm-up radio concerts and put in an appearance on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," but the pending road trip

will be the band's first major outing. (Tentative plans to open for Savage Garden earlier this summer were scrapped.)

Gordon may wind up heading out on tour without Jones, however. Jones, who played drums for Letters To Cleo and briefly handled the skins for Veruca Salt prior to Gordon's split with Louise Post (who retains the Veruca name), now handles guitar and vocals for American Hi-Fi. That band, which also features former Fig Dish drummer Brian Nolan, former Tracy Bonham bassist Drew Parsons, and ex-Sky Heroes guitarist Jamie Arentzen, is preparing to release its own self-titled album at the end of January. American Hi-Fi's management told MTV News that Jones is expected to be busy with promotional and other duties at the same time as Gordon's tour.

Formerly called BMX Girl (see "Members Of Veruca Salt, Letters To Cleo, Fig Dish Form New Bands") and now signed to Island/Def Jam, American Hi-Fi recorded its upcoming album

late last summer with veteran producer Bob Rock, who also produced Gordon's solo effort as well as Veruca Salt's "Eight Arms To Hold You," the band's final album with Gordon.

American Hi-Fi has a show scheduled for Saturday night at a TT The Bear's in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and a handful of other dates are on tap for later this month.

Gordon's next appearance, meanwhile, will be on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" on September 8.