Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Hold Steady's upcoming album + tour dates

The Hold Steady's new album Teeth Dreams is streaming in full on iTunes Radio now (, a week before the album's scheduled release on March 25.

Teeth Dreams is the New York band's sixth album and first on its own Positive Jams imprint via new label Washington Square, itself a newly established imprint formed by Razor & Tie. The album was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters). 
When asked what first single "Spinners" was about, vocalist Craig Finn said: "I think there is something beautiful and hopeful about watching someone all dressed up riding the train into the city."
A variety of limited edition items include The Limited Edition Custom Wood Box Bundle containing the CD, a gold foil limited edition vinyl, The Hold Steady bottle opener, an exclusive photo taken by the band, a t-shirt and a hooded sweatshirt. Only 300 were manufactured.
Another package offers the gold foil vinyl with a CD, sweathshirt and t-shirt, while another has combination of the vinyl or the CD with a choice of three shirts or the sweatshirt. Copies of the vinyl and CD can be also be ordered individually. There will be 1,000 gold foil vinyl albums available only via pre-order. It will not be available in stores. Some items might be sold out.
The band will be hitting the road soon for their Nights Go On Forever Tour in support of the release (see below). 

Tour dates:

March 29 * New Orleans, LA @ City Park "Hogs For The Cause"
April 4 * Portland, Maine @ The Asylum
April 5 * Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
April 7 * Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club *
April 8 * Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom *
April 9 * Toronto, ONT, CAN @ Phoenix Theatre *
April 11 * Albany, NY @ The Hollow *
April 12 * Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe *
April 17 * Boston, MA @ House of Blues #
April 18 * New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place #
April 19 * Richmond, VA @ WRXL Chili Cook Off
April 21 * Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall #
April 22 * Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's #
April 23 * Pontiac, MI @ CroFoot Ballroom #
April 25 * Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue #
April 26 * Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note #
April 28 * Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre #
April 29 * Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom #
April 30 * Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre #
May 11 * Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Festival (on sale now)
* w/ Cheap Girls
# w/ Deer Tick

The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (Drums), Craig Finn (Vocals), Tad Kubler (Guitar, vocals), Galen Polivka (Bass) and Steve Selvidge (Guitar, vocals).

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