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Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones are Them Crooked Vultures (and They’re Going on Tour)

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Rock fans are not known for being extremely excitable lot, especially when it comes to–pardon the term–“supergroups.” Can you blame them? The efforts of most musical team-ups, like Velvet Revolver, Audioslave and even the Dead Weather, tend pale in comparison to the collaborators’ original works and, well, suck a lot.

Meet the exception the rule: Them Crooked Vultures. Featuring Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss) on vox/guitar, John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) on bass and Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters) on drums, TCV were only a rumor until their live debut this past August and are now set to satiate inquiring minds nationwide during a two-week trek across America next month.

But, sorry New York and Los Angeles: the Vultures will be only playing cities short on guest lists and groupies: Boston, Philly and Washington, DC among them.

According to the TCV website, tickets for all the dates listed below will go on sale on Saturday, September 5th at 10 am–and most certainly sell out shortly thereafter. (And given the intimate nature of the settings in question, we suggest not being the guy screaming “Stairway to Heaven” in between songs.) In the meantime, to get those appetites thoroughly whetted, check out TCV’s latest YouTube teaser for the song “Elephants.”

Them Crooked Vultures US Tour 2009:

October 1st – Stubb’s, Austin, TX

October 2nd – Austin City Limits Festival, Austin TX

October 5th – War Memorial, Nashville, TN

October 6th – LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
October 8th – The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
October 9th – Toronto, Ontario – The Sound Academy

October 11th – House of Blues, Boston, MA

October 12th – The Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA

October 14th – The 9:30 Club, Washington, DC