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New Drive-By Truckers album March 16th


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ATO Records is pleased to announce the signing of Drive-By Truckers and their label debut, The Big To-Do. The album, which will be the band’s tenth in their thirteen-year career, is scheduled to be released March 16, 2010. The Big To-Do features thirteen new tracks from the Drive-By Truckers and was produced by their long time producer, David Barbe (Sugar, Bettye LaVette). “It’s very much a rock album,†says Patterson Hood of the Trucker’s upcoming release. “Very melodic and more rocking than anything we’ve done since disc 2 of Southern Rock Opera.â€

The inspiration for The Big To-Do came to the band during their time on the road. “We’ve often set our songs and albums in different periods of time, but this one finds us directly in our present. Riding all through the highways of America (and Europe) trying to make sense of a very different world than the one we grew up in,†says Hood. “I don’t write a lot of songs on the road, but I did more than usual on this album and many more were inspired by or set there, either in a literal sense or something I witnessed or heard about while I was out there.â€

Hood and Mike Cooley continue to be the chief songwriters of the group, continuing a musical partnership that has lasted over twenty-three years. Bassist, Shonna Tucker, flexes her songwriting muscles once again by contributing two original songs to the album. Brad Morgan (drums), John Neff (guitar/pedal steel) and Jay Gonzalez (keyboards) round out the current Drive-By Truckers lineup.

The band recently backed legendary R&B musician, Booker T. Jones, on his critically acclaimed, Grammy-nominated album, Potato Hole. The album is nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Album and Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

The Drive-By Truckers will be hitting the road at the beginning of the new year. A full tour supporting The Big To-Do will be announced in early 2010.

The Big To-Do Track Listing:

1. Daddy Learned to Fly

2. The Fourth Night of My Drinking

3. Birthday Boy

4. Drag the Lake Charlie

5. The Wig He Made Her Wear

6. You Got Another

7. This Fucking Job

8. Get Downtown

9. After the Scene Dies

10. (It’s Gonna Be) I Told You So

11. Santa Fe

12. The Flying Wallendas

13. Eyes Like Glue

14. Girls Who Smoke (Bonus track – vinyl only)

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2010 dates

Thu Jan 28 Huntsville, AL Crossroads Music Hall

Fri Jan 29 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen

Sat Jan 30 Tuscaloosa, AL Jupiter Bar & Grill

Thu Feb 11 Greenville, SC Handlebar

Fri Feb 12 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

Sat Feb 13 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

Sun Feb 14 Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre

Thu Feb 25 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre

Fri Feb 26 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre

Sat Feb 27 Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theatre

Thu Mar 04 Wilmington NC Rox Nightclub

Sat Mar 06 Augusta GA Sky City

Fri Mar 12 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse

Sat Mar 13 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse

Thu Mar 18 Austin, TX SXSW

Fri Mar 19 New Orleans LA Tipitinas

Sat Mar 20 New Orleans LA Tipitinas

Thu Apr 01 New York NY Webster Hall

Fri Apr 02 Boston MA House of Blues

Sat Apr 03 Philadelphia PA Electric Factory

Tue Apr 06 Toronto Canada Lee's Palace

Wed Apr 07 Toronto Canada Lee's Palace

Thu Apr 08 Detroit MI St. Andrews Hall

Fri Apr 09 Chicago IL The Vic Theatre

Sat Apr 10 Lexington KY Buster's Billiards and Backroom

Sun Apr 11 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom and Tavern

Wed Apr 14 Towson MD Recher Theatre

Thu Apr 15 Norfolk VA The Norva

Fri Apr 16 Asheville NC The Orange Peel

Sat Apr 17 Asheville NC The Orange Peel

Fri Apr 30 Nashville TN Cannery Ballroom

Fri May 07 Los Angeles CA Avalon

Sat May 08 San Francisco CA The Fillmore Auditorium

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