Them Crooked Vultures @ Stubb’s, Austin 10/1/09

They’ve come a long way: From being just a couple of scrappy upstarts playing a bunch of unreleased material at the Metro this summer, three practically unknown dudes named John Paul Jones, Josh Homme, and Dave Grohl (along with megastar Alain Johannes of course) now have a full US tour plotted, kicking off last night at Stubb’s in Austin. And people are actually buying tickets! Crazy. We’ve been tracking down live clips from their forthcoming debut the past few months, but you’ll wanna try and see it for yourself: for a supergroup, they’re surprisingly vital. Check out Pooneh Ghana’s photos from Thursday night’s tour opener while perusing Them Crooked Vulture’s US tourdates:

10/01 – Austin, TX @ ACL Fest
10/05 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial
10/06 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion
10/08 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
10/09 – Toronto ONT @ Sound Academy
10/11 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
10/14 – Washington, D.C. @ 930 Club
10/15 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom