The indie rock bands Drive-By Truckers and The Hold Steady are teaming up for a co-headlining tour across the U.S. this fall. The 23-date trek, labeled the Rock and Roll Means Well Tour, kicks off October 30 in Louisville, KY, and wraps November 25 in Los Angeles, CA.
Ticket presales for the Rock and Roll Means Well Tour begin today (August 19); sales will open to the public on August 22. The tour features two-night stands in New York, NY; Minneapolis, MN; Seattle, WA; and San Francisco, CA. Both bands will share lead billing over the course of the tour by alternating which group closes each night of the show.
The alternative-country Drive-By Truckers are currently supporting their seventh studio album, “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark” with a multi-leg headlining tour. The Home Front Tour has featured a European trek and several jaunts across North America, including an appearance at Bonnaroo. The Truckers will take breaks from their headlining itinerary for upcoming gigs at the Outside Lands Music Festival on August 24 and the Austin City Limits Music Festival on September 24.
Before joining up with the Truckers, Brooklyn-based rockers The Hold Steady will be traveling overseas for a series of headlining dates in support of their July 2008 release “Stay Positive.” The group has scheduled 19 shows across the UK and Europe from September 29 through October 22. Before the year ends, The Hold Steady will be back in Europe to provide support on the final dates of the current Counting Crows world tour.
Drive-By Truckers & The Hold Steady itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)
|October 30||Louisville, KY||Coyotes @ City Block|
|October 31||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|November 1||Atlanta, GA||Tabernacle|
|November 2||Tallahassee, FL||The Moon @ FSU|
|November 3||Raleigh, NC||Lincoln Theater|
|November 5||State College, PA||The State Theatre|
|November 6-7||New York, NY||Terminal 5|
|November 8||Philadelphia, PA||Electric Factory|
|November 9||Boston, MA||Orpheum Theater|
|November 11||Toronto, ON||Phoenix Theater|
|November 12||Pittsburgh, PA||Carnegie Music Hall|
|November 13||Bloomington, IN||Bluebird|
|November 14||Chicago, IL||Riviera Theater|
|November 15-16||Minneapolis, MN||First Avenue|
|November 19||Boise, ID||Big Easy|
|November 20-21||Seattle, WA||Showbox|
|November 22||Portland, OR||Crystal Ballroom|
|November 23-24||San Francisco, CA||The Fillmore|
|November 25||Los Angeles, CA||Wiltern|
Last Updated on August 20, 2008 by By Allison Reitz