This week’s tour announcement coincided nicely with the news that Drive-By Truckers’ latest LP, English Oceans, is included on Paste’s list of “The 25 Best Albums of 2014 (So Far).”
Paste writes, “What distinguishes the Truckers’ 12th album from the rest of their excellent recent pack is two-fold: 1) The band came out firing hot, the batch of lean rock songs presented in their visceral, unadorned rawness, and 2) More than ever before, this is a [Mike] Cooley album, with six of his compositions shaping the overall tone of the record. It’s a triumph for the Drive-By Truckers, one that capitalizes on [Patterson] Hood and Cooley’s strengths as songwriters and also gives them something to sing for that means more than all their colorful characters put together.”
Check out the fall itinerary below:
Oct. 10 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
Oct. 11 – Birmingham, Ala., Lakeview District (Cask & Drum)
Oct. 17 – New York, N.Y., Beacon Theater
Oct. 18 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
Oct. 19 – Albany, N.Y., Hart Theatre At The Egg
Oct. 21 – Pawtucket, R.I., The Met
Oct. 22 – Bethlehem, Pa., Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center
Oct. 23 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Oct. 24 – Chicago, Ill., Riviera Theater
Oct. 25 – Springfield, Mo., Gillioz Theater
Oct. 28 – Fayetteville, Ark., George’s Majestic Lounge
Oct. 29 – Oxford, Miss., The Lyric Oxford
Oct. 30 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
Nov. 1 – Charlotte, N.C., The Fillmore
St. Paul and The Broken Bones support Oct. 10, 17 & 18. Houndmouth joins the tour Oct. 23 through Nov. 1.
A presale for select shows is ongoing now. Additional presales are scheduled Thursday, July 10. The general onsale begins Friday, July 11.
Visit DrivebyTruckers.com for more info.