Your friendly neighborhood weathermen at Owl&Bear are predicting some strangeness in the air this summer. According to our satellites and advanced meteorological technology, July 14th will be partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and a very high chance of deadness. The cause of the humidity and morbidity appears to be the impending release of Horehound, the debut album from supergroup The Dead Weather.
The band, which features The White Stripes’ Jack White, The Kills’ Alison Mosshart, Queens of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita, and that long-haired guy from The Raconteurs, already released a seven-inch single—the blistering “Hang You From The Heavens”—for last month’s Record Store Day.
The band will be supporting the new album with a North American tour that includes a stop at San Diego’s Street Scene festival in August. Pre-sale tickets for many of the tour dates will be available starting Wednesday, and can be purchased by following the links here. Fans purchasing pre-sale tickets will also have the opportunity to pre-order Horehound at a discounted price.
We’ve got the full list of tour dates and your first look at the cover of Horehound after the jump. Be sure to wear your poncho.
06.11.2009 Coyote at City Block, Louisville, KY
06.24.2009 The Forum, London, UK
06.29.2009 La Cigale, Paris, FR
07.13.2009 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
07.14.2009 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
07.16.2009 Terminal 5, New York, NY
07.18.2009 House of Blues, Boston, MA
07.19.2009 Ottawa Blues Festival (Rogers Stage), Ottawa, Canada
07.21.2009 Olympia De Montreal, Montreal, Canada
07.22.2009 Kool Haus, Toronto, Canada
07.24.2009 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
07.25.2009 The LC Pavilion, Columbus, OH
07.27.2009 First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
07.28.2009 Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
07.29.2009 Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
07.30.2009 War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville, TN
08.17.2009 Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO
08.18.2009 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
08.20.2009 Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
08.22.2009 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
08.23.2009 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
08.25.2009 Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
08.27.2009 Glasshouse, Pomona, CA
08.29.2009 Street Scene, San Diego, CA
08.30.2009 Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
10.04.2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin, TX