The Hold Steady Announce Summer Tour; Single Out May 20
Brooklyn-based rockers The Hold Steady have confirmed a string of tour
dates this summer, starting June 8 and going through August 13.
Pre-sale will begin on May 16 at 10 a.m. local time, ending May 19 at
10 p.m. local time. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday,
May 20. Their new album, Stay Positive, will be released on Vagrant
Records on July 15.
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The first single from that album, "Sequestered in Memphis," will be
available on iTunes on May 20.
The songs on Stay Positive came together on the road while the band
was touring the world behind 2006's breakthrough Boys and Girls in
America, a run that found the band playing well over 200 shows in 2007
alone. The tracks on Stay Positive find the band growing more
musically complex, experimenting with instruments like harpsichord,
banjo, and talk box.
The Hold Steady 2008 Summer Tour Dates:
06.08 - Chula Vista, CA - 94/9 Independence Jam
06.27 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live!
06.28 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier - w/ Devo
06.29 - Brooklyn, NY - McCarren Pool
07.17 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
07.18 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
07.19 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Festival
07.21 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
07.22 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
07.23 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Theatre
07.26 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
07.27 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
07.29 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
07.30 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
08.02 - Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
08.03 - El Paso, TX - Club 101
08.05 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
08.06 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
08.08 - Oxford, MS - Proud Larry's
08.09 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt
08.10 - Charleston, SC - The Pourhouse
08.12 - Carrborro, NC - Cat's Cradle
08.13 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva