Friday, March 20, 2009

Tour Altert: The War On Drugs (Woo) + Hold Steady (Boo)

The War On Drugs are teaming up with Craig Finn & Co. touring the US in support of last year's Wagonwheel Blues. After releasing the album in 2008, War On Drugs plundered the UK and European regions, touring like muppets. Last year, Craig Finn listed -Wagonwheel Blues- in his top five albums of 2008 on Pitchfork and said "they made an amazing record that I was obsessed with for most of the year".*

Good for Craig, but I had this to say: "Phantasmal." The record made the number seven slot on my Best of 2008 list.

After the jump includes Spring US tour dates and the intoxicating and repeatable video for "Needle in Your Eye #16". I really love this band. The guitar sound, is insinderary...incendiary, anyway, way to go.
*From Secretly Canadian PR

03/29/09 Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear's Place
03/30/09 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall
03/31/09 Albany, NY - Valentine's w/ The Hold Steady
04/01/09 Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall w/ The Hold Steady
04/02/09 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College Fine Arts Center w/ The Hold Steady
04/03/09 Urbana, IL - Courtyard Cafe w/ The Hold Steady
04/04/09 Bloomington, IN - Jakes Nightclub w/ The Hold Steady
04/05/09 Chicago, IL - Schubas w/ Tallest Man on Earth
04/06/09 St. Louis, MO - Gargoyle w/ The Hold Steady
04/07/09 Iowa City, IA - The Picador w/ The Hold Steady
04/08/09 Omaha, NE - Slowdown w/ The Hold Steady
04/10/09 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre w/ The Hold Steady
04/11/09 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge w/ The Hold Steady
04/13/09 Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar w/ The Hold Steady
04/14/09 Stateline, NV - Harrah's Tahoe South Shore w/ The Hold Steady
04/15/09 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's w/ The Hold Steady
04/17/09 Seattle, WA - Jules Maes Saloon
04/18/09 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge w/ Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
04/20/09 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
04/21/09 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
04/22/09 Phoenix, AZ - Modified
04/24/09 Austin, TX - Mohawk
04/25/09 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
04/26/09 Nashville, TN - Exit/In
04/27/09 Knoxville, TN - The Pilot Light\

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