10/06/2016

Drive-By Truckers on NPR First Live and CBS This Morning; band announces new tour dates

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS PERFORMED AMERICAN BAND IN ITS ENTIRETY
LIVE ON NPR'S FIRST LISTEN LIVE SERIES YESTERDAY
 
and
 
WATCH DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS ON CBS THIS MORNING
 
NEW TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED;
PRE-SALE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW/
ONSALE BEGINS THIS FRIDAY OCTOBER 7
 
NYC'S FAMED ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS AVAILABLE NOW
 
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ROLLS ON THROUGH FEBRUARY 2017

 
 
(New York, NY) Drive-By Truckers, currently in San Francisco to start their two-night stand at the legendary Fillmore, are sharing two high-profile media performances in case you missed them. Yesterday, the band exclusively performed their just-released new album AMERICAN BAND in its entirety live from the Oregon Public Broadcasting studios as part of NPR's First Listen Live series. The show has been archived at NPR Music and opbmusic.orgLast weekend, the band visited CBS This Morning: Saturday to perform three songs and sit for an interview with CBS News Senior Correspondent Anthony Mason.

 


 

AMERICAN BAND is already among the year's most critically acclaimed releases, including a 9-out-of-10 rated rave from The Line of Best Fit headlined "Drive-By Truckers' Eleventh LP Is The Righteous, Resigned Album America Needs In 2016." "It's a small gift," wrote NPR Music's Ann Powers, "within these challenging days, that one of the nation's best bands has made what very well might be its greatest album." "This is a different kind of Drive-By Truckers," noted American Songwriter, "a band that's more pissed-off than ever and desperate not to be misunderstood... AMERICAN BAND is not an easy listen, it's a crucial one: the sound of a band reawakened, seeing things clearly, and horrified by the sight." AMERICAN BAND is "both sad and angry, thoughtful and impassioned, and desperate for America to escape its chequered past," wrote Uncut, while Classic Rock praised it as a "lacerating denunciation of the state of their nation which stands right up there with Springsteen's WRECKING BALL and their own best work." "This is a protest album," declared MOJO, 'and a damn good one."AMERICAN BAND "ought to be the record to catapult the band into a new stratosphere," enthusedGlide. "There simply aren't many rock and roll songs better than 'Ramon Casiano,' 'Surrender Under Protest,' 'Kinky Hypocrite,' and 'Ever South.'"
 
"Concise, laser-focused, and brutally efficient," acclaimed Slant. "The band displays a new level of clear-eyed purpose and here-and-now urgency on AMERICAN BAND. Eloquently plainspoken as ever about the pressing issues we face as a nation, they've made an album multiple decades into their career that establishes them as more directly relevant than ever." The album's "force comes from its unflinching exploration of what it means to be American in 2016," noted Toronto's NOW, "and its assertion that questioning the status quo is necessary for the country to survive and thrive." Exclaimsaid, "The most important rock album of 2016 is also likely the most important of the past decade." "The album isn't so much a change of narrative course or even a shift in sentiment," raved Kentucky's Lexington Herald Leader. "It's just that they expand the scope the of their songs to visions mightier that the more internalized suggestions of past records." The Independent's Andy Gill, in a five-out-of-five starred lead review, summed it up: "With AMERICAN BAND, (Drive-By Truckers have) reached another level... Thoughtful, engaging and utterly contemporary, it's one of the albums of the year."
 
Drive-By Truckers are also celebrating AMERICAN BAND by unveiling yet another video from the exclusive live video series they filmed at New York City's legendary Electric Lady Studios. The clip for the incendiary Ramon Casiano can be seen HERE. Additional tracks from the Electric Lady session will premiere in the coming weeks - please see drivebytruckers.com for regular updates.
 
The band is currently in the middle of a North American tour, and has announced 16 new dates for January and February 2017. The full itinerary is below. Presales for the new shows have already begun. Regular sales will begin this Friday October 7.
 
For more information, please visit drivebytruckers.comwww.facebook.com/drivebytruckers,twitter.com/drivebytruckers (@drivebytruckers), and atorecords.com.
 
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
AMERICAN BAND TOUR - 
NORTH AMERICA 2016

 
 
OCTOBER
6-7 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore $
8 - Lake Tahoe, CA - Montbleau Resort Casino $
11 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom $
12 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom $
13 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern $
14 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theater $
15 - Scottsdale, AZ - Livewire $
 
NOVEMBER
2 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall #
3 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine #
4-5 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel #
9 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer #
10 - Richmond, VA - The National #
11 - Richmond, VA - The National #
12 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore #
13 - Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall #
15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room #
16 - Tampa, FL - Tampa Theatre #
17 - Macon, GA - Cox Capital Theater #
18 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Druid City Music Hall #
19 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle #
 
2017
JANUARY
13&14 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
26 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
27 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
28 - Lincoln, NE - The Bourbon Theater
29 - Iowa City, IA - The Englert Theatre
31 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
 
FEBRUARY
1 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
2 - Chicago, IL - The Vic
3 - Detroit, MI - The Majestic
4 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre
7 - Montreal, QC - Corona Theatre
8 - South Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
9 - Boston, MA - Royale
10 - Long Island, NY - The Space at Westbury
11 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
28 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
 
MARCH
1 - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
2 - Bristol, UK - Anson Rooms
3 - London, UK -  Roundhouse
4 - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
6 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Club
7 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
9 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Amager Bio
10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
11 - Oslo, Norway - Rockerfeller
12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
 
$ w/Special Guest Lydia Loveless
# w/Kyle Craft
 
new dates in bold
 

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