Tuesday, February 03, 2009

New Hold Steady - A Positive Rage

Yes, I play favorites, get over it. It's not undeserved fan-boy-dom though, The Hold Steady really are one of the best touring acts around currently. There live shows are becoming renowned, and they are extremely smart and funny to boot. They are a stellar act, which is why today's announcement makes me foam at the mouth: A new package due out April 7th on Vagrant - A Positive Rage. The first disc will be a 57 minute documentary about the boys tour for the breakout Boys & Girls in America (Watch for me in it, I followed the band on the West Coast leg of the tour). The 2nd disc will be a live disc from the now infamous Halloween 2007 show in Chicago. The disc will also include some as yet unreleased B-Sides. Get pumped!
If you're lucky enough to live in any of these states, get out and see one of these shows:

02-04 Sydney, Australia - Metro Theatre
02-06 Perth, Australia - Laneway Festival
02-07 Adelaide, Australia - Laneway Festival
02-08 Sydney, Australia - Laneway Festival
03-31 Albany, NY - Valentine's
04-01 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall
04-02 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College Fine Arts Center
04-03 Urbana, IL - Illini Courtyard Cafe
04-04 Bloomington, IN - Jake's Nightclub
04-06 St. Louis, MO - Gargoyle
04-07 Iowa City, IA - Picador
04-08 Omaha, NE - Slowdown
04-10 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
04-11 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
04-14 Stateline, NV - Harrah's Tahoe South Shore Room
04-15 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's
04-17 Indio, CA - Coachella Festival
05-10 Glasgow, Scotland - SECC
05-11 Manchester, England - Manchester Evening News Arena
05-13 Birmingham, England - NIA
05-14 London, England - Wembley Arena
05-16 Cardiff, England - Cardiff Arena
05-18 Bournemouth, England - BIC
05-19 Nottingham, England - Royal Centre
05-21 Brixton, England - Academy

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