The Grates @ Pianos in July (more by Chris La Putt)
The Grates

"I can't even tell you how psyched we are for this tour. I have listened to Those Darlins self titled debut more times than I can remember. Plus look at those places. Albuquerque? Where the F is that? I don't know but I am busting at the seems to find out. If you know anyone in Albuquerque please forward on this mailout and tell them to come. Tell them to bring local delights." [The Grates]

With the September 15th release of The Grates' new album, Teeth Lost, Hearts Won, approaching (MP3 above), the band is preparing to head out this fall on a co-headlining tour with Those Darlins.

Those Darlins will not be at Mercury Lounge tonight (9/4) though. That show is just The Grates with Tigercity, Pearl & The Beard and Psychic. Tickets are still on sale.

Those Darlins (who now feature one engaged member) don't actually hook up with The Grates until October. Before then they're almost constantly on tour, and then they leave the Grates right before Halloween and keep playing more shows. On Halloween they play a show in Houston, Texas with The Meat Puppets.

Meanwhile in NYC, King Khan & the BBQ show are playing a Halloween show (and a Mischief night show) with Dum Dum Girls (who also play a few more dates with KK & BBQ). Then Those Darlins and King Khan hook up for another 11 shows. King Khan & BBQ also now have a ton of other 2009 shows scheduled with any girls as well.

All dates, and the new Grates album artwork, below...

The Grates

The Grates - 2009 Tour Dates
September 4th - New York, NY - The Mercury Lounge w/ Tiger City
September 11th - Denver, Colorado - Monolith Kick Off Party - Gothic Theatre
September 12th - Pueblo, Colorado - Phil's Beer Garden
September 13th - Morrison, CO - The Monolith Music Festival at Red Rocks
September 18th - Phoenix, AZ - The Rhythm Room w/ Most Serene Republic
September 19th - Los Angeles, CA - Spaceland w/ Most Serene Republic
October 8th - Little Rock, AR - Whitewater Tavern *
October 9th - Norman, OK - The Opolis *
October 10th - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall *
October 14th - Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court *
October 16th - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern *
October 18th - Eugene, OR - Sams Bonds Garage *
October 20th - San Francisco, CA - The Rickshaw Stop *
October 27th - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad *
October 29th - Dallas, TX - The Cavern *
October 30th - Austin, TX - The Continental Club *
* w/ Those Darlins

Those Darlins - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 08 The Bishop Bar Bloomington, Indiana
Sep 09 Case Western University Cleveland, Ohio
Sep 10 Southgate House - opener Newport, KY
Sep 11 Tootles Circleville, Ohio
Sep 12 Original Highland Festival Louisville, Kentucky
Sep 17 Mercy Lounge - Americana Music Festival Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 18 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol, Tennessee
Sep 19 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol, Tennessee
Sep 26 Bluegrass Underground w/Charlie Louvin Cumberland, Tennessee
Sep 28 The Orange Peel w/ Dr. Dog Asheville, North Carolina
Sep 29 The Loft w/ Dr. Dog Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 01 Chelsea's Cafe w/Dr. Dog Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Oct 02 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 03 Proud Larry's Oxford, Mississippi
Oct 08 White Water Tavern Little Rock, Arkansas
Oct 09 The Opolis Norman, Oklahoma
Oct 10 Jackpot music Hall Lawrence, Kansas
Oct 12 Hi-Dive Denver, Colorado
Oct 14 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 16 Sunset Tavern Seattle, Washington
Oct 17 Scion Garage Fest Portland, Oregon
Oct 18 Sam Bonds Garge w/Digital Leather Eugene, Oregon
Oct 20 The Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, California
Oct 22 SIlverlake Lounge Los Angeles, California
Oct 23 Hotel Cafe Los Angeles, California
Oct 25 modified Arts Phoenix, Arizona
Oct 27 Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico
Oct 29 The Cavern Dallas, Texas
Oct 30 The Continental Club Austin, Texas
Oct 31 The Rudyard w/The meat Puppets (HALLOWEEEEEEN SHOW!) Houston, Texas
Nov 05 The Bottletree ** Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 10 Hi Tone ** Memphis, Tennessee
Nov 12 Off Broadway ** St. Louis, Missouri
Nov 23 The Red Room ** Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 25 The Warehouse ** Calgary, Alberta
Nov 26 Pawn Shop ** Edmonton, Alberta
Nov 27 Amigos ** Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Nov 28 Royal Albert ** Winnipeg, Manitoba
Nov 29 Triple Rock ** Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dec 01 Mad Planet ** Milwauke, Wisconsin
Dec 02 Logan Square ** Chicago, Illinois
** w/ King Khan and BBQ

King Khan & the BBQ Show - 2009 Tour Dates
Wed 10/28/09 Pearl Street Nightclub Northampton MA *
Thu 10/29/09 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge MA *
Fri 10/30/09 Bowery Ballroom New York NY *
Sat 10/31/09 The Bell House Brooklyn NY *
Sun 11/01/09 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia PA * , Teenage Whore Moans
Mon 11/02/09 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC *
Wed 11/04/09 Lennys Atlanta GA
Thu 11/05/09 Bottletree Birmingham AL
Fri 11/06/09 Spellcaster Lodge New Orleans LA
Sat 11/07/09 Spanish Moon Baton Rouge LA
Sun 11/08/09 Fun Fun Fun Fest Austin TX
Tue 11/10/09 Hi-Tone Cafe Memphis TN **
Wed 11/11/09 Exit In Nashville TN
Thu 11/12/09 Off Broadway St. Louis MO **
Fri 11/13/09 The Jackpot Saloon Lawrence KS
Sat 11/14/09 Bluebird Theater Denver CO
Mon 11/16/09 Rhythm Room Phoenix AZ
Tue 11/17/09 Troubadour Los Angeles CA
Wed 11/18/09 The Independent San Francisco CA
Fri 11/20/09 Dantes Portland OR
Sat 11/21/09 Chop Suey Seattle WA
Mon 11/23/09 The Red Room Vancouver BC **
Wed 11/25/09 The Warehouse Calgary AB Sub-Linguals, **
Thu 11/26/09 Pawn Shop Edmonton AB Sub-Linguals, **
Fri 11/27/09 Amigos Saskatoon SK **
Sat 11/28/09 Royal Albert Arms Winnipeg MB **
Sun 11/29/09 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN **
Tue 12/01/09 Mad Planet Milwaukee WI **
Wed 12/02/09 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago IL **
Thu 12/03/09 Northside Tavern Cincinnati OH
Fri 12/04/09 Lees Palace Toronto ON
Sat 12/05/09 Babylon Ottawa ON
* w/ Dum Dum Girls
** w/ Those Darlins