Here's a word from Patterson Hood:
"Just wanted to touch base.
First off, i would like to thank everyone who came out last week and supported our band. It was a great tour for us with a minimum of bumps and some amazing highlights. Thanks to everyone who extended hospitality and made us feel so welcome in their towns.
Coming up we are playing Chattanooga this weekend and in a couple of weeks are playing 3 nights opening for the Allman Brothers. I have some solo dates in late August and a trip out to the west coast and to Texas in September.
Next week we will be in the studio completing our next studio album. We're already about 2/3 done and it has gone exceptionally great, as we've cut a ton of new songs and the bar is really high on this one. Many folks have already heard some of the new songs (although we've kept a few under wraps too) and we've been really happy with the response we've been getting out there. I think Cooley has really outdone himself this time.
While we're on the subject of album releases, I'd like to remind everyone who hasn't already grabbed it, Jason Isbell's long awaited solo album is out now and getting rave reviews from all over. I am listed as a co-producer and most of the band plays on it in various forms. The album is called Sirens of the Ditch and is out now on New West Records. He's playing about a thousand dates so go check out his great band and show.
In October we will play the third and final leg of our "The Dirt Underneath Tour" which puts us in a mostly acoustic and somewhat stripped down mode for an evening of stories and songs. Tour dates are up now and the tour will take us to some of our favorite towns and maybe a couple of new ones also.
After this tour it will probably be a really long time before we do this again, so I highly recommend you checking it out if you haven't already. It's been a really special thing for us and has had an incalculable influence on our next album which will be coming out on New West Records in the very first part of 2008.
Guess that does it for now. Thanks again for everyone's continued support and love.
See you at The Swamp Show.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS DATES
July 28 – Chattanooga, TN – K Fest @ Ross Landing
Aug 10 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ The Allman Brothers Band
Aug 11 – Raleigh, NC – Alltel Pavilion w/ The Allman Brothers Band
Aug 12 – Virginia Beach, VA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre w/ The Allman Brothers Band
Oct 12 – Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre
Oct 13 – New Orleans – Tipitina's
Oct 14 – College Station, TX – Big State Festival at the Texas World Speedway (this will be a ROCK SHOW)
Oct 16 – Tulsa, OK – Cain's Ballroom
Oct 17 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Oct 18 – Iowa City, IA – Englert Theatre
Oct 19 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Oct 20 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
Oct 22 – Chicago, IL – Park West
Oct 24 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
Oct 25 – State College, PA – The State Theatre
Oct 26 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Oct 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 28 – Baltimore, MD – Ram's Head Live
Patterson Hood Solo Dates:
Aug 24 – Birmingham AL – Birmingham Museum of Art – Art On The Rocks