Drive-by Truckers: Ambitious 2010 Plans

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Their most recent studio album, Brighter Than Dark’s Creation, was my favorite album of 2008, so its only right to give an update on Drive-by Truckers. Patterson Hood & crew will be releasing their eighth (!) effort, The Big To Do on March 16th. It will be their first album on ATO Records and is being touted by the band as “Very melodic and more rocking than anything we’ve done since disc 2 of Southern Rock Opera.” Sounds good to me. The first single and tour dates are below.

Drive-by Truckers – This Fucking Job

I’ll be out of town for the two March shows at Variety Playhouse, but I would highly suggest getting tickets early for these shows. These Athens, GA natives sell out venues fast. UPDATE: Tix are on sale now for the Variety Playhouse shows.

All of that plus a Drive-By Truckers documentary? Thats right, the band’s site says The Secret to a Happy Ending “encompasses three critical years of touring and recording as the band struggles to overcome trauma and survives a near breakup, in a persistent search for a happy ending.” It was playing at the Tara Cinemas in Atlanta last weekend, hopefully it will be around in the near future.

2010 Drive-by Truckers Tour
01-28 Huntsville, AL – Crossroads Music Hall
01-29 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
01-30 Tuscaloosa, AL – Jupiter Bar & Grill
02-11 Greenville, SC – Handlebar
02-12 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
02-13 Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
02-14 Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre
02-25 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
02-26 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
02-27 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theatre
03-04 Wilmington, NC – Rox Nightclub
03-06 Augusta, GA – Sky City
03-12 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
03-13 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse

03-18 Austin, TX – SXSW
03-19 New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas
03-20 New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas
04-01 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04-02 Boston, MA – House of Blues
04-03 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
04-06 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
04-07 Toronto, Ontario – Lee’s Palace
04-08 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
04-09 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
04-10 Lexington, KY – Buster’s Billiards and Backroom
04-11 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
04-14 Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
04-15 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
04-16 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
04-17 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
04-30 Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
05-07 Los Angeles, CA – Avalon
05-08 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore Auditorium

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