On Thursday night, Mike Dillon kicked off a tour around the Midwest with a new band that he wouldn’t usually tour with as the Mike Dillon Band. On the road with him this time around is a rotating cast of characters like ex-Ween drummer Claude Coleman, Jr. on skins, JJ Jungle on bass, and Cliff Hines on guitar, with other dates getting Andre Cholmondeley or John Speice. Interesting choices, but we would expect nothing less from the shaved ape himself. Our friend Jamie Schroeder was there on opening night at The Blind Tiger in St. Louis and brought back this photo gallery. —Editor

Mike Dillon Fall 2014 Tour Dates

September 18-The Blind Tiger- St. Louis,Mo with Claude Coleman Jr.,JJ Jungle and Cliff Hines
September 19-The Abbey Pub-Chicago, Il with Claude Coleman Jr.,JJ Jungle and Cliff Hines
September 20- The Hangar 9-Carbondale, Il with Claude Coleman Jr.,JJ Jungle and Cliff Hines
September 21-Cafe Paradiso-Fairfield,Ia with Claude Coleman Jr. and JJ Jungle.
September 22-Gabes-Iowa City with Claude Coleman Jr. and JJ Jungle Also appearing-Dead Larry!
September 23- Six Strings -Bloomington,Il. with Claude Coleman Jr. and JJ Jungle.
September 24-The Union-Athens,Oh with Claude Coleman Jr., JJ Jungle and Andre Cholmondeley Hell Gnaw opens!
September 25- Venue of Merging Arts- Johnstown, Pa. With Claude Coleman Jr., JJ Jungle and Andre Cholmondeley
September 26-Meeting of the Minds-Schuylkill Haven, Pa with Claude Coleman Jr., JJ Jungle and Andre Cholmondeley
September 27 -Bass Jam- Columbus ,Oh with Claude Coleman Jr., JJ Jungle and Andre Cholmondeley
September 29- Conundrum Music Hall- Columbia , SC with Claude Coleman Jr., JJ Jungle and Andre Cholmondeley
October 1- The Mothlight, Asheville, NC with Claude Coleman Jr., JJ Jungle and Andre Cholmondeley
October 2- 529 – Atlanta , Ga with Claude Coleman Jr. and JJ Jungle
October 3-Live at 5 and Bennie’s Boom Boom Room-Hattiesburg,Ms with Claude Coleman Jr.,JJ Jungle and Cliff Hines
October 4-One Eye Jacks, New Orleans,la with Claude Coleman Jr.,JJ Jungle and Cliff Hines also appearing High and Bata Bunda!
October 9-The Parish-Austin, Tx with John Speice and JJ Jungle Jacob Fred Headlines
October 17-Chelsea’s-Baton Rouge,La with John Speice and JJ Jungle.
October 18- DVS- Blue Nile,New Orleans, la.