The Hold Steady, who released the "vital piece of wizened wisdom" (Village Voice) 'Heaven Is Whenever' (Vagrant) last year, kick off 2011 with the release of the stripped down 'Live at Soho' iTunes session, a new song on the soundtrack for the Universal Pictures comedy "The Dilemma," and announce a handful of US tour dates, including three upcoming NYC shows.
The band will play two SOLD OUT shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, January 30 and 31, as well as an April 8 show at Terminal 5. In between the Music Hall of Williamsburg shows and the Terminal 5 date, the band will head out on extensive UK and Australian tours, and also play a show April 2 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH.
The iTunes 'Live at Soho' session was recorded last year, the night after a triumphant, sold-out show at New York's famed Beacon Theatre, and features stripped down, acoustic takes on songs from The Hold Steady's increasingly deep catalogue. For 'The Dilemma- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack,' out now, the band wrote new song "Just Saying" specifically for the film.
The Hold Steady - New Tour Dates Announced
30-Jan Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT
31-Jan Brooklyn, NY@ Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT
4-Feb Southampton, UK @ University
5-Feb Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy
6-Feb Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy 2
8-Feb Newcastle, UK @ O2 Academy
9-Feb Glasgow, UK @ O2 ABC
10-Feb Dublin, IR @ Academy
11-Feb Belfast, UK @ Spring & Airbarke
13-Feb Manchester, UK @ Ritz
14-Feb Leeds, UK @ Metropolitan University
15-Feb Norwich, UK @ Waterfront
17-Feb Cambridge, UK @ Junction
18-Feb London, UK @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
8-Mar Sydney, AU @ Virgin Mobile Metro Theatre
9-Mar Brisbane, AU @ The Zoo
11-Mar Melbourne, AU@ The Hi Fi
12-Mar Meredith, AU @ Golden Plains Festival
2-Apr Cleveland, OH @ Jim Beam Live Music Series - House of Blues
2-Apr New York, NY@ Terminal 5