Saturday, August 29, 2009

Supergroup Them Crooked Vultures Making The Rounds

Them Crooked Vultures – the supergroup consisting of Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, and Queen of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme – have been making the rounds in England this week, playing a series of surprise shows.

On Wednesday, August 26, they opened for the Arctic Monkeys at London’s Brixton Academy. The Vultures were greeted with ecstatic cheers before launching into a set laden with new hard-rock material. It was just the fifth gig for the Vultures, whose sole U.S. appearance thus far took place in Chicago earlier this month.

The group also made a surprise appearance at the Leeds Festival on Friday, August 28, playing an unannounced set on the NME/Radio 1 Stage.

An album from the Vultures is said to be coming later this year, with a full-fledged U.S. tour to follow.