Then, come October 7, they join David Bowie‘s A Reality Tour in Europe. They were handpicked by the artist himself to support on the venture.

The Dandy Warhols have made advance tickets for the U.S. leg available to their fans through their Web site, as they seem to understand the frustration die-hard fans have when some “Fred Durst-looking motherf***** and a gang of his fag-bashing, baggy pants and backwards baseball cap-wearing cronies, who have no life to live … buy up all the damned tickets.” Their words, not ours.

All this crazy touring business comes in support of – you guessed it – the band’s new album. Released at the start of the summer, Welcome To The Monkey House is technically the band’s fourth album, although it’s only the third one to see the light of day. Their third, commonly referred to as The Black Album, is unofficially out there on the Net for RIAA-dodging downloaders.

Welcome To The Monkey House, said to be a tribute to Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s book of short stories, features guest artists including Evan Dando and Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran. It follows the Warhols’ Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia.