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:

Date Location Venue
March 18 Austin, TX SXSW (Dine Alone Showcase)
March 21 New Orleans, LA The Parish @House of Blues
March 23 Nashville, TN Exit/In
March 24 Columbus, OH The Basement
March 26 Washington, DC Black Cat/BackStage
March 27 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
March 28 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
March 30 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus
April 1 Toronto, ON Mod Club
April 2 Pontiac, MI Pike Room
April 3 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
April 5 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
April 8 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

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

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  1. TheJudge

    I like the fact that Mendel is exploring his artistic capabilities, but I hope he stays with Foo Fighters. I just found their upcoming tour schedule on and so far it looks promising.