Drive-By Truckers Album/Tour

ON JANUARY 22, 2008
Back Catalogue Vinyl Available February 5

Drive-By Truckers
New West Records will release the Drive-By Truckers' eighth record, Brighter Than Creation's Dark, on January 22, 2008, featuring 19 new songs, many of which were previewed during the band's The Dirt Underneath tour last spring. Heralded by many critics as America's best rock band, DBT will kick off the first leg of a new 29-city tour in support of the album on February 11 in Anaheim, CA. A four-song Brighter Than Creation's Dark EP will be available on December 18 at iTunes and all other DSPs (Rhapsody, Yahoo Music, MSN/Zune). T he EP consists of "Two Daughters And A Beautiful Wife," "3 Dimes Down," "The Righteous Path," and "The Purgatory Line." Back catalog reissues of Gangstabilly; Pizza Deliverance; Decoration Day; The Dirty South; and A Blessing and a Curse will appear February 5, 2008 as Limited Edition, 180 gram vinyl records. This is the first time most of these titles will be available on vinyl.

Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley continue to be DBT's primary songwriters, a relationship that started over twenty-two years ago when the two began playing together. The band's longtime bassist, Shonna Tucker, makes her debut on Brighter Than Creation's Dark as the band's third writer, contributing three of the record's nineteen tracks. Founding member John Neff, who has frequently guested on albums and onstage over the years, is an official member now, playing pedal steel and guitar. He and drummer Brad Morgan round out the band's recording and touring lineup.

Legendary Muscle Shoals keyboardist Spooner Oldham, to whom the album is dedicated, lends his unmistakable classic soul sound to the record, as he did for the band's last tour. The album also marks the sixth time the band has worked with producer David Barbe, whose Chase Park Transduction studio in Athens, GA was the site of last summer's recording.

DBT recently backed R&B vocalist Bettye LaVette on her critically acclaimed, Grammy®-nominated album The Scene of The Crime. The album is nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album and was co-produced by Patterson Hood and long time DBT producer David Barbe.

Brighter Than Creation's Dark Track Listing
1. Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife
2. 3 Dimes Down
3. The Righteous Path
4. I'm Sorry Huston
5. Perfect Timing
6. Daddy Needs A Drink
7. Self Destructive Zones
8. Bob
9. Home Field Advantage
10. The Opening Act
11. Lisa's Birthday
12. That Man I Shot
13. The Purgatory Line
14. The Home Front
15. Checkout Time In Vegas
16. You And Your Crystal Meth
17. Goode's Field Road
18. A Ghost To Most
19. The Monument Valley

Tour Dates
02.11 - Anaheim CA - HOUSE OF BLUES w/North Mississippi Allstars, The Felice Brothers
02.12 - Los Angeles - CA - AVALON w/North Mississippi Allstars, The Felice Brothers
02.13 - San Francisco CA - MEZZANINE w/ The Felice Brothers
02.15 - Portland OR - ROSELAND - w/ The Felice Brothers
02.16 - Seattle WA - SHOWBOX w/ The Felice Brothers
02.17 - Seattle WA - SHOWBOX - w/ The Felice Brothers
02.19 - Boise ID - BIG EASY CONCERT HOUSE - w/ The Felice Brothers
02.20 - Park City UT - THE PALADIUM (SUEDE) w/ The Felice Brothers
02.21 - Aspen CO - BELLY UP w/ The Felice Brothers
02.22 - Denver CO - OGDEN THEATRE w/ The Felice Brothers
02.23 - Boulder CO - FOX THEATRE w/ The Felice Brothers
02.25 - Omaha NE - SLOWDOWN w/ The Felice Brothers
02.26 - Columbia MO - BLUE NOTE w/ The Felice Brothers
02.27 - Urbana IL - CANOPY CLUB w/ The Felice Brothers
02.28 - Milwaukee WI - PABST THEATRE w/ The Felice Brothers
02.29 - St. Louis MO - PAGEANT w/ The Felice Brothers
03.01 - Louisville KY - HEADLINERS MUSIC HALL w/ The Felice Brothers
03.14 - Memphis TN - MINGLEWOOD HALL
03.15 - Nashville TN - CANNERY BALLROOM
03.16 - Newport - KY - SOUTHGATE HOUSE
03.18 - Millvale PA - MR SMALLS THEATRE
03.19 - Toronto ONT - OPERA HOUSE
03.20 - Montreal QUE - CABARET MUSIC HALL
03.21 - Northampton MA - PEARL STREET
03.22 - Boston MA - PARADISE ROCK CLUB
03.25 - New Haven CT - TOADS PLACE
03.26 - New York NY - TERMINAL 5
03.27 - Philadelphia PA - THE FILLMORE @ THE TLA
03.28 - Richmond VA - THE NATIONAL
03.29 - Asheville NC - ORANGE PEEL

[Published on: 12/14/07]

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nuke_ticketbastard starstarstarstar Fri 12/14/2007 09:20AM
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Mr. Small theatr - millvalle PA - anyone know where that is?

western pa i am guessing?

onearmguitarist starstar Fri 12/14/2007 09:44AM
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There is no paladium in salt lake city.....they are not even playing salt lake...they are playing Suede in park city ut........Get our facts straight jambase!

RothburyWithCheese starstarstarstarstar Fri 12/14/2007 10:10AM
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These guys are awesome! Why dont they play Austin every tour? They should...

alicedmillionaire Fri 12/14/2007 10:10AM
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Go out and see this band!!! They are not making it directly to my city either, but they will be in a few close by. DBT is not a band to F around with, and I guarantee they will bring the ruckus!!! If you want to see a great rock show, this is the band for you.

jtcincy starstarstarstarstar Fri 12/14/2007 10:20AM
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Bad Ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!DBT!

jtcincy Fri 12/14/2007 10:28AM
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Millvale = Pittsburgh

mookiepj10 Fri 12/14/2007 12:04PM
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2 nights in Seattle, didn't see that coming, but i will definitely take it. DBT gonna put the Pacific Northwest on its ass

Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/15/2007 01:29PM
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Can't wait for the new disc, and can't wait for the Denver show!!