Patterson Hood and the rest of Drive-By Truckers dropped English Oceans back in March and are wrapping up their summer tour next weekend. Never a band that rests for long, DBT has announced 14 more tour dates for this October with the support of Houndmouth and St. Paul and The Broken Bones at select locations. The songs for this album are now about a year old (they recorded everything in two weeks’ time last summer), and they continue to compliment the rest of the southern comfort and challenge embodied by the rest of the band’s portfolio.
Featuring Houndmouth and St. Paul and The Broken Bones as the openers for shows will help perpetuate the soulful alt-country DBT has helped usher over the airwaves since debuting Southern Rock Opera in 2001. As they often do, this Drive-By Truckers tour will kick off in Georgia (this time in Atlanta’s Tabernacle) before turning north for shows including those in New York and Philadelphia. They’ll turn to the Midwest for shows that include a stop in Chicago before wrapping up things south of the Mason-Dixon in Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium and The Fillmore in Charlotte on November 1.