To give fans a sneak peek of their upcoming second album, Sea of Cowards (out May 11), the Dead Weather performed the 11-song release track-for-track during a recent concert in Nashville, and are streaming video of the gig on their MySpace page right now. But if you're craving the real live experience you're in luck: the quartet just announced a summer tour!
Singer Alison Mosshart (the Kills), drummer/singer Jack White (White Stripes, the Raconteurs), guitarist Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age), and bassist Jack Lawrence (the Raconteurs) will kick off their 16-date trek at Tennessee's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Fest in June and hit cities nationwide, from Portland, OR, to Baltimore, into August. See their complete itinerary at DeadWeather.com.
The band recently wrapped up a spring tour, which included a performance at Coachella (read SPIN's live review here). The quartet are also offering another chance to listen to Sea of Cowards in its entirety with an album stream available at NPR.
Pre-sale tickets are on sale now for members of The Vault, White's Third Man Records' online subscription service, and will be available to the public beginning Friday, May 7.
The Dead Weather tour dates:
6/12, Manchester, TN (Bonnaroo)
7/13, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
7/14, Boston, MA (House of Blues)
7/15, Toronto, Ontario (Sound Academy)
7/17, Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
7/19, San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
7/21, Los Angeles, CA (Hollywood Palladium)
7/22, San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre)
7/24, Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
7/27, Billings, MT (Babcock Theatre)
7/28, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
7/29, Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
7/30, Chicago, IL (The Congress Theater)
7/31, Detroit, MI (The Fillmore)
8/2, Baltimore, MD (Ram's Head Live!)
8/3, Brooklyn, NY (Prospect Park)