Hold Steady, Drive-By Truckers Map Co-Headlining Tour

Critical Mass

by Larry Fitzmaurice

Who? America's booze-swilling barkers the Hold Steady and Southern-rock savants Drive-By Truckers.

What? A month-long, 23-date North American tour rolling out Oct. 30 in Louisville, KY. The two bands will then make their way up the East coast, including a two-date stand in New York City Nov. 6-7, before making stops in select Midwestern cities. After hitting Seattle with a pair of gigs Nov. 20-21, the Hold Steady -- supporting their latest set Stay Positive -- will roll down the West coast with the Truckers before concluding in Los Angeles Nov. 25.

Should I Go? Absolutely. The Hold Steady and the Drive-By Truckers have long wished to tour together, with the former's frontman Craig Finn claiming in a statement that the Truckers were "instrumental to me wanting to start a band and play music again" -- and hopefully the rapport translates to live collaborations on stage. And remember, both are venerable performers in their own right; For further credence, check out our video of the Hold Steady at JellyNYC's Pool Parties in Brooklyn, NY here.

Hold Steady/Drive-By Truckers tour dates:

10/30, Louisville, KY (Coyotes @ City Block)
10/31, Nashville, TN (Ryman Theater)
11/1, Atlanta, GA (Tabernacle)
11/2, Tallahassee, FL (The Moon @ FSU)
11/3, Raleigh, NC (Lincoln Theater)
11/5, State College, PA (The State Theatre)
11/6, New York, NY (Terminal 5)
11/7, New York, NY (Terminal 5)
11/8, Philadelphia, PA (Electric Factory)
11/9, Boston, MA (Orpheum Theater)
11/11, Toronto, ON (Phoenix Theater)
11/12, Pittsburgh, PA (Carnegie Music Hall)
11/13, Bloomington, IN (Bluebird)
11/14, Chicago, IL (Riviera Theater)
11/15, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
11/16, Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)
11/19, Boise, ID (Big Easy)
11/20, Seattle, WA (Showbox)
11/21, Seattle, WA (Showbox)
11/22, Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
11/23, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
11/24, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
11/25, Los Angeles, CA (Wiltern)

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