Southern rockers Drive-By Truckers kicked off a tour earlier this week in support of their latest effort Brighter Than Creations Dark – their first album after the departure of Jason Isbell. The jaunt will have them working West to East over the next couple of months with two fantastic openers in tow. The first half features the distinctive Americana of HT faves The Felice Brothers, while the second leg of the run picks up with fellow Athenians, and current buzz band The Whigs. That’s quite the one, two punch no matter where you might be seeing them.
If that’s not your bag, then maybe one of these recently announced tours will have you laying down some of your hard earned cash…
- The Police flesh out the dates for their “farewell tour” with Elvis Costello & The Imposters joining them on the North American leg (begins: 05/01)
- The quiet Beatle and his All-Starr band head out for a 31-date trek (begins: 06/19)
- moe. added dates to the third leg of their Sticks & Stones tour which ends with an appearance at the Wanee Fest (begins: 03/28)
- Before making his debut appearance at Bonnaroo, Kanye West will hit arenas and amphitheaters around the country with Lupe Fiasco and others (begins: 04/16)
- Here’s one for the indie-kids: Tapes ‘N Tapes hits the road to support their sophomore effort Walk It Off (begin: 04/10)
- Cashing in on the phenomenal success of the Juno soundtrack freak-folkster Kimya Dawson picks up a hodge-podge of shows (begins: 02/16)
- Getting the itch for some Live Dead? Fear not Bobby and his RatDog cohorts are hitting the road this spring (begins: 03/21)
- Former Jayhawk frontman Gary Louris hits the theater circuit to support his solo debut (begins: 03/16)
- Jethro Tull celebrates their 40th anniversary with a massive world tour (begins: 02/21)
- Road warrior Ani DiFranco lines up a west coast spring run (begins: 04/04)
Finally, in addition to announcing a tour, Gogol Bordello are also casting for their latest music video. The multi-ethnic Gypsy punk band plans to shoot the clip over the course of two days in Brooklyn or Queens.
Ringo wasn’t the quiet Beatle. George was.
George was the quiet Beatle.