Now that the Drive-By Truckers have completed this spring's The Dirt Underneath Tour, a sit-down halfway acoustic set, they are ready to bring the rock show back for a full fall run and a summer of dates with the Alabama Shakes.
The band is also currently putting its finishing touches on a special five LP / three CD deluxe live album with producer David Barbe, recorded at the historic Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco; more details will be available soon.
The Truckers will continue to perform songs from their entire career including the critically acclaimed album English Oceans at these shows, the band's 12th studio release and highest Billboard debut to date at #16.
The first record fully co-written by band founders Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, Hood says: "Every song on this record connects with another song. I noticed Cooley's got a line in 'Primer Coat' about 'apron strings,' and I have the exact same image in one of my songs, 'Hanging On.' It goes on and on and on like that on this record, and that's a pretty good sign for things, particularly given how different our temperaments are and our styles of writing are."
Upcoming dates, including those with Alabama Shakes:
8/15 - Edwards, CO - EDFEST at Freedom Park
8/16 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre*
8/18 - Dallas, TX - Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie*
8/20 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheater*
8/22 - Orange Beach, AL - Amphitheater at the Wharf*
9/11 - Urbana, IL - Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Guitar Festival
9/12 - Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Nightclub
9/13 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival
9/15 - Greensboro, NC - The Cone Denim Center
9/17 - Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center for the Performing Arts*
9/18 - Washington DC - Merriweather Post Pavilion*
9/19 - New York, NY - Forest Hills Stadium*
10/9 - Augusta, GA - Jessye Norman Amphitheater
10/10 - Orlando, FL - The Plaza Live Theatre
10/11 - Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
10/13 - Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
10/15 - Austin, TX - The Scoot Inn
10/16 - New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall
10/17 - New Orleans, LA - Joy Theater
10/20 - Little Rock, AR - Revolution Music Room
10/21 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre
10/22 - Hattiesburg, MS - Brewsky's
10/23 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre
10/24 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
* with Alabama Shakes