The War On Drugs Announce U.S. Tour

The War On Drugs released one of my favorite albums of 2008 in Wagonwheel Blues - a record that perfectly brought together droning, psychedelic rock ‘n roll with classic Americana sounds. When I interviewed lead singer/songwriter Adam Granduciel last year about his songwriting inspirations he summed things up with this - honesty and spontaneity in a performance translate better than anything. Starting on March 29 The War On Drugs will be able to demonstrate that honesty and spontaneity to American audiences for the very first time since releasing the album. After spending a ton of time touring overseas they’ll be supporting The Hold Steady throughout April, obviously getting the chance to play for some huge, enthusiastic (drunk) audiences in the process. If you haven’t yet heard The War On Drugs try the driving “Taking The Farm” from Wagonwheel Blues as a primer, and get to the show early to see them next month. And check out a video interview conducted recently by Burn the Bowery that features some live footage and new insights from Granduciel.


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:

MP3 :: Taking The Farm
Video :: A Needle In The Eye #16
(from Wagonwheel Blues. Buy here)

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