Posted in music | tour dates on September 9, 2009

Meat Puppets
Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets have a slew of upcoming tour dates: In September, they go across the West Coast with Athens grunge-rock band Dead Confederate, who also joins them on on their October dates in the South (which include a Halloween-in-Houston show with Those Darlins). Meat Puppets then spend November touring the Midwest and East Coast before heading to NC & TN. They visit NYC on east coast leg of that tour for a show at Bowery Ballroom on November 25th. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 11th at noon.

In July, Meat Puppets opened some shows for Stone Temple Pilots which I think is as good a way as any to segue into a mention of "Alice in Chains" who played Irving Plaza in NYC last night (9/8)...

"New vocalist William DuVall (well at this point he's not really new anymore, but I guess he's new-ish) didn't just sing the phrase "Again and again and again" - he belted it, jumping up onto the monitors to give himself just a little extra boost in the rockstar god department. Then, as it came time for him to grunt and signal the start of the "Doo-doo, doo-doo" sing-along section (and sing along the crowd did), DuVall lept off the monitor and started pumping his fist in the air, prompting the audience to do the same. As he finally turned to face drummer Sean Kinney, Kinney started grinning; and then the grin spread across the stage like an infectious disease, and by the end of the song, guitarist Jerry Cantrell and bassist Mike Inez were smiling, too." [Metal Sucks
Meat Puppets' newest disc, Sewn Together, came out in May, and they played two nights at Mercury Lounge shortly after. The new-ish video for "Rotten Shame" off that record, videos from the Alice in Chains show, and all MP tour dates are posted below...

Alice in Chains - Man In the Box - Irving 09/08/09

Alice in Chains - Down In a Hole Part 1 Not Clear - Irving 09/08/09

Alice in Chains - Down In a Hole Part 2 Clear - Irving 09/08/09


Meat Puppets "Rotten Shame"

The Meat Puppets - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 16 The Marquee Theatre ** & Kirkwood Dellinger(all ages) Tempe, Arizona
Sep 17 Belly Up ** (21+) San Diego (Solano Beach), California
Sep 18 El Rey Theatre ** (all ages) Los Angeles, California
Sep 19 Slims - ** (all ages) San Francisco, California
Sep 20 Hopmonk Tavern ** (21+) Sebastopol, California
Sep 22 Wonder Ballroom ** (21+) Portland, Oregon
Sep 23 Chop Suey ** (21+) Seattle, Washington
Sep 24 Grizzly Rose ** (21+) Boise, Idaho
Sep 25 Urban Lounge ** (all ages) Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 26 Fox Theatre ** (21+) Boulder, Colorado
Oct 21 Bottle Tree Cafe (**) Birmingham, Alabama
Oct 22 Exit/In (**) Nashville, Tennessee
Oct 23 The Masquerade (**) Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 24 40 Watt (**) Athens, Georgia
Oct 31 Rudyard's Houston, Texas w/ Those Darlins
Nov 01 Voo Doo Music Experience New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 03 Proud Larry's Oxford, Mississippi
Nov 04 Revolution Room Little Rock, Arkansas
Nov 05 Cain's Ball Room (All ages) Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nov 06 Record Bar Kansas City, Missouri
Nov 07 Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Nov 08 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, Iowa
Nov 10 Mojo's Columbia, Missouri
Nov 11 Otto's DeKalb, Illinois
Nov 12 Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Nov 13 Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Nov 14 Schubas Chicago, Illinois
Nov 15 Radio Radio Indianapolis, Indiana
Nov 17 Headliner's (18+) Louisville, Kentucky
Nov 18 The Grog Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 19 Castaways Ithaca, New York
Nov 20 Valentines (18+) Albany, New York
Nov 21 Mexacali Live Teaneck, New Jersey
Nov 25 Bowery Ballroom New York City, New York
Nov 27 Ottobar Baltimore, Maryland
Nov 28 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 1 Visulite Theatre in Charlotte, NC w/ The Dexateens
Dec 2 Barley's Tap Room in Knoxville, TN w/ The Dexateens, Pezz
Dec 3 Rhythm and Brews in Chattanooga, TN w/ The Dexateens, Pezz
Dec 4 Hi-Tone Cafe in Memphis, TN w/ The Dexateens, Pezz

** w/ Dead Confederate

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Comments (9)

Those videos of Alice and Chains are pretty sad.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2009 2:51 PM

MEHt Puppets

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2009 3:03 PM

yea AIC RIP

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2009 3:09 PM

long live the Puppets!

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2009 3:39 PM

Greeeeeeeen Acres is the place to be
Faaaaaaaarm livin' is the life for me...

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2009 3:43 PM

MPs are road warriors again and that is when they are at their best.

Posted by donn | September 9, 2009 4:30 PM

For what it is worth the AIC show was pretty decent last night, and I've actually never seen Irving Plaza so full. Played 3 new songs and otherwise covered the catalog about as much as I'd have expected them to. Crowd was nuts during "Man in the Box", and they closed it with "Rooster".

Posted by Funderburgh | September 9, 2009 6:05 PM

One more thing - for someone who was there, those videos sound like complete shit compared to how it actually sounded. Vocals were a bit quiet (only complaint) but other than that the band seemed pretty crisp.

Posted by Funderburgh | September 9, 2009 7:08 PM

Jerry Cantrell did a great double solo album called Degradation Trip that was a real intended follow-up to AIC's Dirt, but it didn't get a proper release (Roadrunner released only half of it and later relented to release it all) and it got lost in the shuffle. That disappointed Jerry so much that he gave up and restarted the AIC brand. To me it ain't AIC w/o Layne, but I can't really blame Cantrell when he did what will some day be recognized as a masterpiece to so little acclaim.

Posted by Grungey | September 17, 2009 11:04 PM

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