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Them Crooked Vultures–a/k/a Dave Grohl (drums, backing vocals), Josh Homme (guitar, vocals) and John Paul Jones (bass, keyboards, backing vocals)–has confirmed the dates of its first ever North American tour. The dates kick off with an October 2 performance at the Austin City Limits music festival, to be preceded by a September 30 Austin City Limits TV taping to air at a later date TBD, as well as an appearance at the October 1 Austin City Limits festival pre-party.

Tickets for the headline shows go on sale Saturday, September 5 at 10 a.m. local time.

To date, Them Crooked Vultures has played one show on U.S. soil, an August 9 one-off at Chicago’s Cabaret Metro. Of that show, the Chicago Sun-Times hailed the band as “one of the rarest things in rock: a supergroup that not only deserves that appellation, but which actually is greater than the sum of its storied parts,” while the Chicago Tribune opined “The term ‘supergroup’ gets thrown around way too often in rock, but in the case of Them Crooked Vultures, it applies.” The band recently wrapped a string of surprise appearances across Europe and the UK, of which the Times of London remarked “the sound climbed to super-threatening levels and the music new heights of heaviosity…this was a monster on the loose” and the Sun added “there were moments of gentleness too – including some mesmerising piano work from Jones.”

Following Austin City Limits, Them Crooked Vultures’ headline dates commence October 5 at the Nashville War Memorial and include engagements in Columbus, Detroit, Toronto, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington DC.

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North America Fall 2009

Thu-Oct-01-09 Austin TX Stubb’s
Fri-Oct-02-09 Austin TX Austin City Limits
Mon-Oct-05-09 Nashville TN War Memorial
Tue-Oct-06-09 Columbus OH LC Pavilion
Thu-Oct-08-09 Detroit MI The Fillmore
Fri-Oct-09-09 Toronto ONT Sound Academy
Sun-Oct-11-09 Boston MA House of Blues
Mon-Oct-12-09 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory
Wed-Oct-14-09 Washington DC 930 Club