Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Dead Weather Report...

Following on the successful heels of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, Jack White has now joined forces with Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs) and Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) to form a rock band called The Dead Weather. The band’s highly anticipated debut album, Horehound, is available to listen to in full and for free, exclusively on iLike (the leading social music discovery service) for the next 24 hours at

In advance of Horehound’s July 14th release, fans can experience the album for the first time today, exclusively on iLike. Horehound was produced by Jack White on his Third Man Records imprint and was the first record to ever be recorded at his new Nashville-based studio.

The impetus for The Dead Weather came when Alison Mosshart’s band The Kills opened on a few US tour dates for The Raconteurs. Jack White was given doctor’s orders to take it easy on the vocals, so he invited Alison to sing a few songs onstage. Immediately recognizing the musical synergy, the trio devised a plot to record together during some down time in White’s own Third Man Recording Studio in Nashville. White then enlisted the addition of erstwhile Raconteurs’ touring accomplice and Queens Of The Stone Age collaborator Dean Fertita. What was initially imagined as a one-off collaboration for a 7” single release turned into a full-length album once the quartet switched on the recording tape.

Tour Dates:
13 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
14 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
16 New York, NY - Terminal 5
17 New York, NY - Terminal 5
18 Boston, MA - House of Blues
19 Ottawa, ONT - Ottawa Blues Festival
21 Montreal, QUE - Olympia De Montreal
22 Toronto, ONT - Kool Haus, Toronto
24 Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
25 Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
27 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
28 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
29 Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
30 Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium

17 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
18 Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
20 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
21 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
22 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
23 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
25 Los Angeles, cA - Wiltern Theatre
27 Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
29 San Diego, CA - Street Scene
30 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival

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