Truckers & Hold Steady Tour!


The Hold Steady
You've heard the rumors - and this rock and roll wet dream is coming true.

Drive-By Truckers and The Hold Steady have teamed up to bring you the Rock and Roll Means Well Tour this Fall! Catch the double-rock show in cities across the country.

The bands will alternate who closes the shows throughout the tour, pre-sale begins Tuesday, August 19 at and the public on-sale starts Friday, August 22.

The tour is aptly named the Rock and Roll Means well tour. The name of the tour is taken from a lyric of one of Mike Cooley's songs, "Marry Me." The line is one of Craig Finn's favorite lyrics (which he often quotes) "rock and roll means well but can't help telling young boys lies."

"We're all really excited to tour with The Hold Steady. They're one of the greatest bands out there now and their new album is amazing. Craig writes songs I wish I'd written," says Patterson Hood.

Finn credits seeing DBT live on their Southern Rock Opera tour as the inspiration for him to start playing music again. USA Today recently called Southern Rock Opera "this century's best rock album."

The Drive-By Truckers have just wrapped a sold out tour of Europe and will play the Outside Lands Music Festival this weekend in San Francisco. Their latest album, Brighter Than Creations Dark was released in January and debuted at #37 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

This is the dirty rock tour we've been waiting for. Get your tickets now and call in sick to work, this is one you don't wanna miss.

Rock and Roll Means Well Tour Fall 2008

10.30 Louisville KY COYOTE'S @ CITY BLOCK (HS Closes)
10.31 Nashville TN RYMAN AUDITORIUM (DBT Closes)
11.01 Atlanta GA TABERNACLE (DBT Closes)
11.02 Tallahassee FL THE MOON @ FSU (HS Closes)
11.03 Raleigh NC LINCOLN THEATRE (DBT Closes)
11.05 State College PA THE STATE THEATRE (HS Closes)
11.06 New York, NY TERMINAL 5 (DBT Closes)
11.07 New York, NY TERMINAL 5 (HS Closes)
11.08 Philadelphia, PA ELECTRIC FACTORY (DBT Closes)
11.09 Boston MA ORPHEUM THEATRE (HS Closes)
11.11 Toronto ONT PHOENIX THEATRE (DBT Closes)
11.12 Pittsburgh PA CARNEGIE MUSIC HALL (HS Closes)
11.13 Bloomington IN BLUEBIRD (DBT Closes)
11.14 Chicago IL RIVIERA (HS Closes)
11.15 Minneapolis MN FIRST AVENUE MAINROOM (DBT Closes)
11.16 Minneapolis MN FIRST AVENUE MAINROOM (HS Closes)
11.19 Boise ID THE BIG EASY (DBT Closes)
11.20 Seattle WA THE SHOWBOX (HS Closes)
11.21 Seattle WA THE SHOWBOX (DBT Closes)
11.22 Portland OR CRYSTAL BALLROOM (HS Closes)
11.23 San Francisco CA THE FILLMORE (DBT Closes)
11.24 San Francisco CA THE FILLMORE (HS Closes)
11.25 Los Angeles CA THE WILTERN (HS Closes)

Check out JamBase's live reviews of The Hold Steady here and the Drive-By Truckers here.

[Published on: 8/18/08]

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keithrichardsforpres Mon 8/18/2008 08:53AM
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discocham Mon 8/18/2008 09:13AM
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Halloween, Truckers, and the Ryman...gonna be fun.

Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 09:35AM
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Excellent! Wish there were a few Colorado shows in there tho.

kirkbrew Mon 8/18/2008 10:25AM
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SchpecialDave starstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 11:36AM
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Shame there's no Texas there to be sequestered in, but hey... will be great

damnisaidso Mon 8/18/2008 12:16PM
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Man I already have a show to go to Halloween. The Inrcrebile Heat Machine, Old Union and The Last Straw are playing in Murfreesboro. Oh, well maybe next time.

SOAM84 starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 12:29PM
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You better fucking believe it!!!!! This is gonna be the best tour of the fall hands down......Hold Steady all my little Hood Rat Friends.....better bring some earplugs.. or atleast some tissues to wipe the blood coming out of your ears!

mhc10 Mon 8/18/2008 01:35PM
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I'm in for Louisville on the 30th!!!!!

I have been packing earplugs for a while when I see the Truckers

King Rhino starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 05:37PM
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dreadyknowsbest starstarstarstarstar Mon 8/18/2008 05:51PM
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This just in....I hear the first PHISH SHOW will reunite the band dec. 31 2008 Mexico City go on sale oct, 31...Hope this is not a phishy trick,,,,source reliable,,,,,,see you at the show

nuke_ticketbastard starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/19/2008 06:12AM
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THANK GOD !! i missed the hold steady this summer and have been waiting for this news... plus add truckers into the mix - what a bonus !!!!

now all thats left is to choose a city , or two.....

kirk - the answer to your question is too complex for you to grasp.

Putnameter Tue 8/19/2008 09:26AM
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aww goddamn, no love for a Richmond, VA tour stop???

andjammingforall starstarstarstarstar Tue 8/19/2008 01:47PM
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As a prelude to the SF shows, Govt. Mule plays 11/21 and 11/22 at the Fillmore!!!