Eagles of Death Metal Announce Tour: "I Want You to Dance!"

Eagles of Death Metal / Photo by Chapman Baehler
William Goodman

"Fuck yeah, I'm excited!" Jesse "Boots Electric" Hughes, the mustachioed frontman of Eagles of Death Metal, tells SPIN.com about his band's just-announced headlining fall tour. And though co-founding drummer and Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme will be noticeably absent, fans can expect an apt replacement: Richter scale-tilting Queens sticksman Joey Castillo. "He's one of the finest drummers I've ever played with," Hughes says.

The party-rock outfit, touring in support of their forthcoming album, Heart On (out Oct. 28), will kick off the 21-date run in Seattle Oct. 30, after closing out a few remaining September dates opening for the Hives. And Hughes can't wait to play the new material: "I feel like these are definitely live tunes," he says. "I'm not trying to be different or reinvent the wheel. I just literally want you to dance. I'm spending my every moment trying to reach that end."

Eagles of Death Metal tour dates:
9/19, Tempe, AZ (Marquee Theatre) *
9/20, San Diego, CA (Gas Light District) *
9/21, Anaheim, CA (The Grove) *
9/22, Ventura, CA (Ventura Theatre) *
9/23, San Francisco, CA (Warfield Theatre) *
9/25, Los Angeles, CA (Mayan) *
10/30, Seattle, WA (Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room)
10/31, Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
11/1, Bellingham, WA (Western Washington University)
11/2, Vancouver, British Columbia (Commodore Ballroom)
11/5, Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
11/6, Denver, CO (Bluebird Theater)
11/8, Minneapolis, MN (Fine Line Music Café)
11/9, Madison, WI (High Noon Saloon)
11/10, Chicago, IL (The Bottom Lounge)
11/11, Detroit, MI (Small's)
11/13, Toronto. Ontario (Mod Club)
11/14, Montreal, Quebec (Studio Jpr)
11/15, Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)
11/16, Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
11/17, New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
11/18, Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
11/20, West Chester, PA (The Note)
11/21, Raleigh, NC (Lincoln Theatre)
11/22, Atlanta, GA (CW Center Stage)
11/24, New Orleans, LA (One Eyed Jacks)
11/25, Houston, TX (The Meridian)

( * w/ the Hives)

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