By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner Rock/alt-country band Drive-By Truckers have mapped out a 29-city club and theatre tour from Feb. 11-March 29 in...

By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Rock/alt-country band Drive-By Truckers have mapped out a 29-city club and theatre tour from Feb. 11-March 29 in support of their eighth album “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark.” Many of the songs on the 19-track album were previewed during the band’s tour last spring. The album ships Jan. 22.

The band also has a four-song “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark” EP that will be available Dec. 18 on iTunes and other digital music services.

Drive-By Truckers features primary songwriters Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley; longtime bassist Shonna Tucker, the band’s new third writer with three of the record’s 19 tracks; founding member John Neff, a frequent guest who is now an official member, on pedal steel and guitar; and drummer Brad Morgan.

Legendary Muscle Shoals keyboardist Spooner Oldham, to whom the album is dedicated, lends his 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.

Drive-By Truckers tour dates:

Feb 11 Anaheim, CA HOUSE OF BLUES
Feb 12 Los Angeles CA AVALON
Feb 13 San Francisco CA MEZZANINE
Feb 15 Portland OR ROSELAND
Feb 16 Seattle WA SHOWBOX
Feb 17 Seattle WA SHOWBOX
Feb 19 Boise ID BIG EASY CONCERT HOUSE
Feb 20 Salt Lake City UT THE PALADIUM
Feb 21 Aspen CO BELLY UP
Feb 22 Denver CO OGDEN THEATRE
Feb 23 Boulder CO FOX THEATRE
Feb 25 Omaha NE SLOWDOWN
Feb 26 Columbia MO THE BLUE NOTE
Feb 27 Urbana IL THE CANOPY CLUB
Feb 28 Milwaukee WI PABST THEATRE
Feb 29 St Louis MO THE PAGEANT
Mar 01 Louisville KY HEADLINERS MUSIC HALL
Mar 14 Memphis TN MINGLEWOOD HALL
Mar 15 Nashville TN CANNERY BALLROOM
Mar 16 Newport KY SOUTHGATE HOUSE
Mar 18 Millvale PA MR. SMALL’S THEATER
Mar 19 Toronto ONT OPERA HOUSE
Mar 20 Montreal QUE CABARET MUSIC HALL
Mar 21 Northampton MA PEARL STREET
Mar 22 Boston MA PARADISE ROCK CLUB
Mar 25 New Haven CT TOAD’S PLACE
Mar 26 New York NY TERMINAL 5
Mar 27 Philadelphia PA THE FILMORE AT THE TLA
Mar 28 Richmond VA THE NATIONAL
Mar 29 Asheville NC THE ORANGE PEEL