The Hold Steady announce new album, weekend-only summer tour (no, seriously)

The Hold Steady announce new album, weekend-only summer tour (no, seriously)

Good news for all you Craig Finn-types out there: The Hold Steady are set to come back with a brand new album. Thrashing Through The Passion, the band’s seventh studio album, is out in August via Frenchkiss Records.

Weighing in at a lean 10 tracks, the album pairs five brand new Hold Steady jams along with five jellies previously digitally released between November 2017 and March 2019.

One of those new artisan-crafted spreads is “Denver Haircut,” a song Craig Finn — the biggest Craig Finn-type of us all — says, “is a story about a guy who has chance meet up that takes him to a few different locations before leaving him alone and cashless in a strange hotel room.” Don’t worry; we’ve all been there, guy-the-story-of-“Denver Haircut”-is-about!

In honor of Thrashing Through The Passion, The Hold Steady will be embarking on a series of weekend shows this summer that they’re calling “Constructive Summer 2019.” Over four different weekends in August and September, the band will be in four different cities — Seattle, Chicago, Nashville, Boston — to play a series of shows over three consecutive days. The band will also be in New York in December for their fourth-annual “Massive Nights” series of shows at Brooklyn Bowl.

Find all of The Hold Steady’s Constructive Summer 2019 and winter in NYC dates below, along with a stream of “Denver Haircut,” and the artwork and full tracklisting for Thrashing Through The Passion.

Thrashing Through The Passion is due out August 16 via Frenchkiss and can be pre-ordered here.

Thrashing Through The Passion thrashlisting:

01. Denver Haircut
02. Epaulets
03. You Did Good Kid
04. Traditional Village
05. Blackout Sam
06. Entitlement Crew
07. T-Shirt Tux
08. Star 18
09. The Stove & The Toaster
10. Confusion In The Marketplace

Constructive Summer 2019 and Winter in NYC dates

08.15-17.19- - Seattle, WA — The Crocodile
08.22.19 — Chicago, IL — Thalia Hall
08.23.19 — Chicago, IL — Empty Bottle - SOLD OUT
08.24.19 — Chicago, IL — Thalia Hall - SOLD OUT
09.05-07.19 — Nashville, TN — Basement East
09.12-15.19 — Boston, VA — The Sinclair
12.04-07.19 — Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Bowl — (December 7 SOLD OUT)

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