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Foo Fighters’ Bassist Tours With Solo Side Project, Album Due Soon

Lieutenant: If We Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a WeekFoo Fighters’ bassist Nate Mendel is hitting the road alone this spring. He’s touring to promote the release of If We Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week by his solo side project, Lieutenant.

The album comes out on March 10 and Mendel’s first Lieutenant date is March 18 at SXSW in Austin. Mendel is the primary guitarist, songwriter and singer on the record, which, according to Stereogum, also features Jeremy Enigk (played with Mendel in the now-defunct Sunny Day Real Estate) and Foo Fighters’ bandmate Chris Shiflett. The Lieutenant live band has included members of Snow Patrol and Fleet Foxes.

You can hear a taste of the record on the track “Rattled”:

Lieutenant If We Kill This Thing We’re All Going to Eat for a Week Tour Dates:

DateLocationVenue
March 18Austin, TXSXSW (Dine Alone Showcase)
March 21New Orleans, LAThe Parish @House of Blues
March 23Nashville, TNExit/In
March 24Columbus, OHThe Basement
March 26Washington, DCBlack Cat/BackStage
March 27Philadelphia, PAJohnny Brenda’s
March 28New York, NYMercury Lounge
March 30Brooklyn, NYSt. Vitus
April 1Toronto, ONMod Club
April 2Pontiac, MIPike Room
April 3Chicago, ILEmpty Bottle
April 5Denver, COLarimer Lounge
April 8Los Angeles, CATroubadour

Find out more about the tour and Lieutenant at its website.