You either love their anthemic, E Street Band brand of rock 'n' roll or you loathe them as the world's luckiest bar band (with great lyrics mind you). Either way, chances are The Hold Steady will be making a stop at a town near you. So pull out your ironic (or iconic) Bruce Springsteen t-shirt and let the debate begin.
From the press release: While The Hold Steady continue to rake in praise for their latest effort, Stay Positive, they also continue to please audiences the world over with their live show. While they wrap up a UK tour with one last date in London, The Hold Steady is ready to announce their upcoming Spring 2009 headlining tour, when they will be crossing the US with War On Drugs supporting.
Tickets for the band’s January 15 show at Chicago’s House of Blues are currently on sale and the tickets for the headlining tour go on-sale Friday, December 19.
The Hold Steady tour dates
01.15.09 - Chicago, IL (House of Blues - Cubs Charities event)
03.31.09 - Albany, NY (Valentine's)
04.01.09 - Buffalo, NY (The Tralf Music Hall)
04.01.09 - Grand Rapids, MI (Calvin College Fine Arts Center)
04.01.09 - Urbana, IL (Illini Courtyard Cafe)
04.01.09 - Bloomington, IN (Jake's Nightclub)
04.06.09 - St. Louis, MO (The Gargoyle)
04.01.09 - Iowa City, IA (Picador)
04.01.09 - Omaha, NE (Slowdown)
04.10.09 - Boulder, CO (Fox Theater)
04.11.09 - Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
04.13.09 - Reno, NV (The Underground)
04.14.09 - Stateline, NV (Harrah's Tahoe South Shore Room)
04.15.09 - Sacramento, CA (Harlow's Night Club