The Dead Weather Bring “Hang You From The Heavens” To The Tonight Show

By Amrit Singh / June 19, 2009

The Raconteurs are presumably still in the midst of a pretty successful run, and between Brendan Benson’s upcoming solo LP and this here project they’re using this down time to sate their (extra)extracurricular passions. But nobody doubts the true color of Jack’s stripes lie in his name, and until he makes another record with Meg everything else is just a high profile (and probably lucrative) stopgap. The Dead Weather’s a mixed bag quality wise, still The Tonight Show stage (and Jack’s buddy Conan’s fawning response) probably did a good deal to reach into the heart of America and convince couch-and-channel surfers that this is a Real Rock Band; all the Zeppelin stomp and bluesy swagger might not have much substance beneath it, but these dudes and lady definitely know how to strike a pose. The camera will take charisma over songwriting any day.

Horehound is out 7/14 via Third Man/Warner Bros.

On tour:
07/13 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
07/14 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
07/16 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
07/18 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
07/19 – Ottawa, Canada @ Ottawa Blues Festival (Rogers Stage)
07/21 – Montreal, Canada @ Olympia De Montreal
07/22 – Toronto, Canada @ Kool Haus
07/24 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
07/25 – Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavillion
07/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
07/28 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
07/29 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
07/30 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
08/17 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
08/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
08/20 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
08/21 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore Ballroom
08/22 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Commodore Ballroom
08/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
08/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre
08/27 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
08/29 – San Diego, CA @ San Diego Street Scene
08/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival
10/04 – Austin, TX @ Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Festival)