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Published: 2014/04/08

Drive-By Truckers Announce Summer Tour Dates

Drive-By Truckers have announced a North American tour in support of their new album, English Ocean, for this summer. The Southern rockers will get started at the Free Press Summer Festival in Houston on June 1 after returning from a jaunt through Europe the previous month. The group will then be joined by the Water Liars for a series of dates in the Southeast before making their way up north for a string of dates. A few Canadian shows will then follow and the tour will wrap up with gigs in Maryville, TN and Cincinnatti in mid-July.

As previously reported, Drive-By Truckers have also scheduled a number of tour dates for the spring, including a series of West Coast shows with Shovels & Rope and a pair of Jazz Fest after shows at New Orleans’ Civic Theatre.

In addition to their new dates, Drive-By Truckers have also released a music video for their track, “Made Up English Oceans.” The politically charged song lambasts Lee Atwater, the Ronald Reagan/George H.W. Bush operative who is best known for devising the controversial “Southern Strategy” that helped turn the South into a Republican stronghold.

Drive-By Truckers Tour Dates

April 10 Mill Valley, CA—Sweetwater %
April 11 Napa, CA—City Winery #
April 12 Berkeley, CA—The Greek Theatre (+)
April 17 Columbia, MO—The Blue Note
April 18 Wichita, KS—Orpheum Theater
April 19 Denver, CO—Twist & Shout Records $
April 29 Denver, CO—Fillmore &
April 22 Vancouver, BC—Vogue Theater*
April 23 Seattle, WA—Showbox at Sodo*
April 24 Portland, OR—Roseland*
April 25 Sacramento, CA—Ace of Spades*
April 26 Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theater
April 27 Phoenix, AZ—Crescent Ballroom^
April 30 San Antonio, TX—Aztec Theatre^
May 1 Austin, TX—Stubbs^
May 2 New Orleans, LA—Civic Theatre!
May 3 New Orleans, LA—Civic Theatre!
May 10 Dublin, IRL—Vicar St.~
May 11 Glasgow, UK—ABC~
May 12 Manchester, UK—Ritz~
May 13 London, UK—Shepherd’s Bush Empire~
May 15 Amsterdam, NL—Paradiso~
May 16 Antwerp, BF—Trix~
May 30 Barcelona, ES—Primavera Sound
June 1 Houston, TX—Free Press Summer Festival
June 3 Tampa, FL—Tampa Theater**
June 4 Ft. Lauderdale, FL—Culture Room**
June 5 Orlando, FL—Beacham Theater**
June 6 Ponte Vedra, FL—Ponte Vedra Music Hall**
June 7 Myrtle Beach, SC—House of Blues**
June 10 Norfolk, VA—The Norva**
June 11 Lancaster, PA—Chameleon Club**
June 12 State College, PA—Levels**
June 13 Lexington, KY—Busters**
June 12-15 Manchester, TN—Bonnaroo
June 20 Winston-Salem, NC—Ziggys
June 21 Charleston, WV—Festival Charleston
June 26 Baltimore, MD—Rams Head Live
June 27 Asbury Park, NJ—Stone Pony Summerstage^^
June 28 Huntington, NY—The Paramount^^
June 29 Hampton Beach, NH—Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom##
July 1 Portland, ME—Port City Music Hall
July 2 Burlington, VT—Higher Ground
July 4 Waterloo, CAN—Starlight Club
July 5 Toronto, CAN—Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF)
July 6 Ottawa, CAN—Ottawa Bluesfest
July 18 Maryville, TN—The Shed
July 19 Cincinnatti, OH—Buckle Up Music Festival

(%) Patterson Hood Solo with Jerry Hannan
(#) Patterson Hood Solo
(+) w/ Willie Nelson & Shovels & Rope
($) In-Store Performance for Record Store Day
(&) w/ Justin Townes Earle
(*) w/ Shovels & Rope
(^) w/ JD McPherson
(!) w/ Benjamin Booker
(~) w/ Heartless Bastards
(**) w/ Water Liars
(^^) w/ The Hold Steady
(##) w/ Deer Tick 

Comments

There are 3 comments associated with this post

azphil April 9, 2014, 10:26:02

Really? In the age of Obama et al their “politically charged song) is about Lee Atwater & Ronald Reagan 30 years ago?? Bizarre

peachhead April 9, 2014, 11:21:26

really. It’s a pretty cool song, not all politically themed songs have to deal with this administration.

Mervin Malone, Jr. April 10, 2014, 13:29:53

It’s truly refreshing to know that all “Southern Rock” and country-infused acts aren’t hoist to the bigotry (and Southern Strategy denial) that has come to characterize a lot of the rabble from said genres [see: Charlie Daniels, Hank Williams Jr.]

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