Drive-By Truckers

From05 December 2018to16 February 2019

Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers were formed in 1996 and are an American alternative country and rock band proudly hailing from Athens, Georgia, U.S.

Founded by Patterson Hood and life-long friend and musical partner Mike Cooley, the duo had a good run in bands prior to forming Drive-By Truckers. The two had previously played in the punk band Adam’s House Cat, which despite initial success was brushed under the carpet, the two-piece Virgil Kane which was later followed by Horsepussy, which included future Drive-By Truckers bassist Adam Howell. After Horsepussy’s demise, Hood moved to Athens, Georgia, U.S., and started laying the groundworks for Drive-By Truckers and hoping Cooley would make the move.

Drive-By Truckers’ debut album “Ganstabilly” was released in 1998 and showed an early proclivity towards inspired songwriting for Hood. After their follow-up album “Pizza Deliverance” released in 1999 the band packed up their things and set off on a nationwide tour, which led to the live album entitled “Alabama Ass-Whuppin’”. This nationwide tour would be the first of many and due to the dedicated proclivity towards live shows with a tight-knit group of talented musicians, including Earl Hicks, Brad Morgan, and Rob Malone, the band picked up a loyal and committed fan base early on.

The band is proudly Southern, their decisively smart lyrics discuss its history, politics, music, contradictions and eclectic character, the country twang and three-pronged guitar produce a gutsy kind of song. Due to friend Jenn Bryant, Drive-By Truckers were able to have an online presence in the early years of internet, and along with Wes Freed, who produced the band’s graphic designs, propelled the band into many people’s consciousnesses.

Drive-By Truckers’ third album released in 2001 was a concept album titled “Southern Rock Opera” which combines the history of Lynyrd Skynyrd with fictitious band Betamax Guillotine in the South during the 1970s. Released independently on their own Soul Dump Records, due to the popularity and acclaim towards the album, it was re-released by Mercury and Lost Highway Records the year after.

The band’s subsequent two albums titled “Decoration Day” and another concept album “The Dirty South” both received positive reviews and were followed by extensive tour schedules. The band’s seventh LP “A Blessing and a Curse” released in 2006 highlighted the band’s ability to blur genre lines and saw the Drive-By Truckers find a more British rock sound.

After a series of line-up changes that would somewhat change the identity of the group, the band’s next release 2008’s “Brighter Than Creation’s Dark” returned to a more country sound and reached No. 37 on the Billboard 200. After being released from New West Records, who arguably key-holed the band, Drive-By Truckers experienced their greatest chart successes with the albums “The Big To Do” in 2010 and the R&B murder album titled “Go-Go Boots” and made appearances on David Letterman and Jimmy Fallon.

Wednesday 05 December 2018

Highline Ballroom, New York, NY, US


Friday 07 December 2018

S.P.A.C.E., Evanston, IL, US


Saturday 08 December 2018

FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, IL, US


Thursday 24 January 2019

Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL, US


Friday 25 January 2019

Florida Theatre – Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL, US


Saturday 26 January 2019

The Plaza Live, Orlando, FL, US


Sunday 27 January 2019

Outlaw Country Cruise: Norwegian “pearl”, Tampa, FL, US


Monday 28 January 2019

Outlaw Country Cruise: Norwegian “pearl”, Tampa, FL, US


Tuesday 29 January 2019

Outlaw Country Cruise: Norwegian “pearl”, Tampa, FL, US


Wednesday 30 January 2019

Outlaw Country Cruise: Norwegian “pearl”, Tampa, FL, US


Thursday 31 January 2019

Outlaw Country Cruise: Norwegian “pearl”, Tampa, FL, US


Friday 01 February 2019

Jannus Live, St Petersburg, FL, US


Saturday 02 February 2019

Parker Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale, FL, US


Tuesday 05 February 2019

North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, SC, US


Thursday 07 February 2019

The Ritz, Raleigh, NC, US


Friday 08 February 2019

The Anthem, Washington, DC, US


Saturday 09 February 2019

The National, Richmond, VA, US


Thursday 14 February 2019

40 Watt Club, Athens, GA, US


Friday 15 February 2019

40 Watt Club, Athens, GA, US


Saturday 16 February 2019

40 Watt Club, Athens, GA, US

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