Tuesday, January 26, 2010
– The Drive-By Truckers announced Tuesday the first stretch of The Big To-Do tour, screenings of their documentary, "The Secret To A Happy Ending" and are offering a free MP3.
"The Big To-Do" is slated for release on March 16 on ATO Records. Leading up to the release the band will play some weekend runs before kicking off tour with a two-night stand in Atlanta and then heading to SXSW.
The first single, This Fucking Job, is available from ATO.
The premiere screening of the documentary is scheduled for Feb. 5 at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md. Director Barr Weissman, Patterson Hood, Mike Cooley and Brad Morgan will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.
This is the seventh DBT album that has featured original artwork by Wes Freed. The band never tells him what to draw and often give him no input at all.
"The Secret To A Happy Ending" screenings are:
Friday Feb. 5 Silver Spring, MD AFI Silver Theatre sold out
Saturday Feb. 6 Silver Spring, MD AFI Silver Theatre
*This is a midnight screening after the screening on Feb. 5.
Sunday Feb. 28 San Francisco, CA Noise Pop Film Festival
Tour dates are:
Thursday Jan. 28 Huntsville, AL Crossroads Music Hall
Friday Jan. 29 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen
Saturday Jan. 30 Tuscaloosa, AL Jupiter Bar & Grill
Thursday Feb. 11 Greenville, SC Handlebar
Friday Feb. 12-13 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
Sunday Feb. 14 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
Thursday Feb. 25 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
Friday Feb. 26-27 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre
Thursday March 4 Wilmington NC Rox Nightclub
Saturday March 6 Augusta GA Sky City
Friday March 12-13 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse
Thursday March 18 Austin, TX SXSW
Friday March 19-20 New Orleans LA Tipitinas
Thursday April 1 New York Webster Hall
Friday April 2 Boston House of Blues
Saturday April 3 Philadelphia Electric Factory
Tuesday April 6-7 Toronto Canada Lee's Palace
Thursday April 8 Detroit St. Andrews Hall
Friday April 9 Chicago The Vic Theatre
Saturday April 10 Lexington KY Buster's Billiards and Backroom
Sunday April 11 Cleveland Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
Wednesday April 14 Towson MD Recher Theatre
Thursday April 15 Norfolk VA The Norva
Friday April 16- 17 Asheville NC The Orange Peel
Friday April 30 Nashville Cannery Ballroom
Friday May 7 Los Angeles Avalon
Saturday May 8 San Francisco The Fillmore Auditorium
Dave Barbe and Quick Hooks will open shows on March 6, 12 and 13.
Langhorne Slim supports shows April 1-17. Lucero opens the April 2 and 3 gigs.