Ladies and gentlemen, this announcement comes with great pleasure and a touch of advice – prep your livers now because they’ll need to be in fighting shape come the end of January. Also, brush up on your lyrics and air guitar as we all know these guys can write some poetic jams and I'd rather not watch you butcher them.
On January 30 and 31 New York’s favorite bar band The Hold Steady storms the Music Hall of Williamsburg for two nights of rock and roll bliss. Then Craig Finn and his band of brothers will give us a couple months to shake our hangovers before returning to Manhattan’s much larger Terminal 5 on April 8 which will certainly be a Friday night to remember, (or forget depending on how hard you go). All three shows go on sale to the public this Friday, January 14 at noon, but if you are lucky enough to roll with an AMEX you can tap into their presale beginning January 12 at noon via Ticketmaster.
2010 was a banner year for one of my favorite rock bands. The Hold Steady put out their fifth studio album Heaven is Whenever on Vagrant Records and saw their efforts climb to #26 on the U.S. Billboard Charts. Despite the amicable departure of the band’s keyboardist and all around wild man, Franz Nicolay, The Hold Steady’s live shows didn’t lose stride and their concerts continue be that of legend. It’s hard to believe a band that is this strong has only been together 2004, but they go out there and prove it with each performance.
Join me and 650 of the band’s biggest fans as we toast one of the best of the business and collectively gasp, “The Hold Steady almost killed me,” the following morning.