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...

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 30Louisville, KYCoyotes @ City Block
October 31Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
November 1Atlanta, GATabernacle
November 2Tallahassee, FLThe Moon @ FSU
November 3Raleigh, NCLincoln Theater
November 5State College, PAThe State Theatre
November 6-7New York, NYTerminal 5
November 8Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory
November 9Boston, MAOrpheum Theater
November 11Toronto, ONPhoenix Theater
November 12Pittsburgh, PACarnegie Music Hall
November 13Bloomington, INBluebird
November 14Chicago, ILRiviera Theater
November 15-16Minneapolis, MNFirst Avenue
November 19Boise, IDBig Easy
November 20-21Seattle, WAShowbox
November 22Portland, ORCrystal Ballroom
November 23-24San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore
November 25Los Angeles, CAWiltern

Last Updated on August 20, 2008 by By Allison Reitz