Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood has another project in the works with The Downtown Rumblers. Their album, Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance, drops September 11, and 19 Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers 2012 tour dates across the country will support the release. A few folks in Camden, NJ, Brooklyn, NY, and Winston-Salem, NC, may have already caught one of the band’s lesser-promoted shows in July.

Patterson Hood Tour Dates 2012

Date City State Venue
9/14/2012 Pinnacle NC Jomeoke Music and Arts Festival
9/15/2012 Charlottesville VA Southern Cafe and Music Hall
9/16/2012 Philadelphia PA World Cafe
9/17/2012 New York NY Bowery Ballroom
9/18/2012 Boston MA Paradise Rock Club
9/20/2012 Hudson NY Club Helsinki
9/22/2012 Chicago IL City Winery
9/23/2012 Chicago IL City Winery
9/24/2012 Minneapolis MN Fine Line Music Cafe
9/27/2012 Portland OR Star Theater
9/28/2012 Portland OR Star Theater
9/29/2012 Vancouver BC Biltmore Cabaret
10/1/2012 Seattle WA Tractor Tavern
10/2/2012 Seattle WA Tractor Tavern
10/6/2012 Los Angeles CA Masonic Lodge
10/7/2012 San Diego CA Anthology
10/10/2012 Austin TX Cactus Cafe
10/11/2012 Austin TX Cactus Cafe
10/12/2012 Austin TX Austin City Limits Festival

Hood announced on his website that only a few Drive-By Truckers 2012 tour dates remain, including Floyd Fest and a couple of others in Asheville, NC, and at The Georgia Theater. After that, Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers tour dates will be his sole focus for the rest of the year. Hope For Agoldensummer have been announced as the supporting act for the Heat Lightning Stories and Songs fall tour dates.

Patterson Hood Tickets 2012

Thursday 8:00 PM Todd Snider with Patterson Hood Lexington Opera House Lexington, KY tickets from $161
Monday 9:00 PM Patterson Hood Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Tuesday 8:00 PM Patterson Hood Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
Friday 3:30 AM Austin City Limits Festival (3 Day Pass) with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weezer, The Shins Zilker Park Austin, TX tickets from $347
Friday 11:00 AM Austin City Limits Festival (Friday Pass) with Weezer, Florence and the Machine, The Black Keys Zilker Park Austin, TX tickets from $144

This is Patterson Hood’s third solo record, and the resulting tour will be attracting fans of both the Drive-By Truckers and his side projects. The first show will be at a festival in North Carolina along the Blue Ridge, and then the soulful Southern act will travel to Charlottesville, VA, Philly, New York and Boston, and then bolt for the Western US with a stop in Chicago. If you’re determined to catch Patterson Hood and the Downtown Rumblers 2012 tour dates, use SeatGeek’s one-stop ticket finder to get the best seats and best value on Heat Lightning Stories and Songs ticket prices. If you have questions about finding Patterson Hood tickets before he finishes the tour and heads to Europe, ask us a question on Twitter @SeatGeek. Rumble on, Rumblers!