The War On Drugs to tour with The Hold Steady

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The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn has not been quiet about his love for The War On Drugs, saying ” I still haven’t seen this band live… but they made an amazing record that I was obsessed with for most of the year”. Well, Craig and his bandmates will finally get their chance; twelve of them actually, as The War On Drugs will be opening a string of dates starting March 31 for The Hold Steady.

This will mark the most extensive U.S. tour The War On Drugs have taken since the release of their critically acclaimed debut “Wagonwheel Blues”, as the band spent the bulk of 2008 across the pond playing what Uncut’s Allan Jones described as “a frantic 30 minutes or so, packed from floor to ceiling with moments of startling rapture and abandoned mayhem, is as good as anything I’ve seen all year. As such, The War On Drugs will return to Europe in February.

The War On Drugs/ The Hold Steady Tour:

3/31 Albany, NY @ Valentine’s
4/1 Buffalo, NY @ Traif Music Hall
4/3 Urbana, IL @ Illini Courtyard Cafe
4/4 Bloomington, IN @ Jake’s Nightclub
4/6 St. Louis, MO @ The Gargoyle
4/7 Iowa City, IA @ Picador
4/8 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
4/10 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
4/11 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
4/13 Reno, NV @ The Underground
4/14 Austin, TX @ Harrah’s Tahoe South Shore
4/15 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s

The War On Drugs European Dates:

2/19 Oostende, Belgium – Manuscript
2/19 Oostende, Belgium – Manuscript
2/20 Lille, France – L’Aeronef
2/21 Clermont Ferrand, France – Nuits de Alligator @ La Cooperative Club
2/22 Bordeaux, France – Le St X
2/24 Paris, France – Maroquinerie
2/25 Evreux, France – Nuits de Alligator @ L’Abordage
2/26 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
2/27 Groningen, NL – Vera
2/28 Den Bosch, NL – W2
3/01 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
3/02 Brussel, Belgium – Botanique
3/04 Munchen, Germany – Orange House
3/05 Leipzig, Germany – NATO
3/06 Hannover, Germany – Cafe Glocksee

MP3: “Taking The Farm”
VIDEO: “Needle In Your Eye #16”

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bobvinyl, writer and co-editor of No Song is an Island, founded its predecessor, Rock and Roll and Meandering Nonsense (whose archives are found here), in 2005 and served as editor and principal contributor until it went on hiatus in 2010. He has also been published in AMP and Loud Fast Rules! (in print) as well as Glide and FensePost on the web. He has been an avid record collector since he was seven years old and enjoys sharing his love of music from the common to the esoteric.

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