The Hold Steady announce re-releases and old band getting back together

holdsteadyGood news for fans of loud, Springsteen-ian guitar rock and roll with intelligent, soul-grabbing, blue-collar, Lou Reed-ish spoken lyrics, majestic piano, and essential gritty rock that transcends easy classification. The Hold Steady is celebrating their Our Boys & Girls in America album, which turns 10 this year

From the band…

“we are very excited! We will be playing a limited number of live shows this fall to celebrate. Our old friend Franz Nicolay will be joining us. More info on the first few shows will be available Wednesday, May 18. Mark it on your calendar!

“One apology: The plan was that today was going to be the day releasing the precise info on everything. Unfortunately, some details with our co-conspirators changed and it required waiting two more weeks on the details.

“Also, we are finally reissuing Almost Killed Me and Separation Sunday on VINYL this fall on Frenchkiss Records.

“Stay Positive! It’s about to get incredible!”

The Hold Steady.

Love that they are getting together with former piano player Nicolay, who lent a certain gravitas to their music and is associated with their glory days….


The Hold Steady Headed to Indianapolis in September

Indianapolis gets The Hold Steady at the Vogue. How about that? September 30th, with tix $18 advance/$20 day of show, on sale Friday, July 16.

They are making a trek across our part of the Midwest, in Lexington, KY the night before the show in Indy, and part of an exhausting one-night stand tour that makes the rock superstars who play a couple nights each week seem lazy. The band begins this particular run of shows on September 20 in Richmond, VA and works their way through both the South and Midwest, before winding their way back to Boston October 6 and New York City on October 7. It’s a run of 16 shows in 18 days. Indy falls right in the middle of the itinerary.

Heaven is Whenever is the album they are promoting, and healthy guitar rock and roll is what they push each night on tour. Along with kindred spirits The Gaslight Anthem, they are inspired by the Springsteen Way. Live shows are often sweaty, loud and legendary. Let’s see if that’s what they bring to Indianapolis. If I had to bet, I’d say this show sells out.