The Raconteurs have teamed up with Paul Ruebens, best known for his work as Pee Wee Herman, (although some might dispute that he is best known for that), in a brand new video for their single, “Steady, As She Goes.” In this video, each band member plays an imaginative speed-racing hero in an old-fashioned soap box race, following the heroes on their cut-throat chase for first place. Ruebens plays an unscrupulous pit boss, stooping to low levels to ensure a win for his racer.
The video will premiere exclusively on Yahoo! Music ( http://www.music.yahoo.com ) on Monday, June 19th.
In other Raconteurs related news, my MySpace friend, Kelley Stoltz, will be opening up for them on the following dates:
July 16 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
July 17 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
July 19 – San Diego, CA – Soma
July 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
July 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
July 23 – San Francisco – The Warfield
July 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
July 26 – Vancouver, BC – Malkin Bowl
July 27 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
August 3 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
August 4 – Chicag, IL – Lollapalooza at Grant Park
August 5 – Ann Arbor, MI – Michigan Theatre
August 6 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
If you haven’t yet picked up Kelley’s album, Below The Branches, you really ought to, it’s excellent.