By: Spacelab Research Staff
The Hold Steady have started their Fall tour of the U.S.. They're touring in support of their new album, Boys and Girls of America, due out on their new home of Vagrant Records.
It's a coastal tour, skimming around the outside edges of the US. They're taking Minneapolis' Sean Na Na with them as the opening act. Ever hear of Har Mar Superstar? Sean Na Na is the real band of Sean Tillmann, the guy who's alter ego is Har Mar Superstar.
The Hold Steady's Boys and Girls In America was recorded with Producer John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Bob Dylan, Dinosaur Jr). It was recorded at Water Music in Hoboken and mixed at the Magic Shop in New York.
"Boys and Girls in America is a reference to a line from Jack Kerouac's classic novel On the Road," said lead singer Craig Finn. "The line goes, 'Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together.' Basically, the songs are about guys and girls, and love. It's not a concept-type record like the last one -- it's more of a theme record."
Hold Steady : Tour Dates
10-01 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
10-02 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
10-04 - Atlanta, GA -The Earl
10-05 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree
10-06 - Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Café
10-07 - Denton, TX - Hailey’s
10-08 - Austin, TX - Emo’s
10-09 - Houston, TX - Walter's on Washington
10-12 - Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
10-13 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
10-13 - Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar
10-16 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
10-17 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
10-19 - Portland, OR - Lola’s
10-20 - Vancouver, BC - The Plaza Club
10-21 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café
10-24 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10-25 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
10-26 - Chicago, IL - Metro
10-27 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
10-28 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
10-29 - Ottowa, ON - Zaphods Beeblebrox
10-30 - Boston, MA - Middle East