The Hold Steady
The Hold Steady's "Live From Soho" Featured on iTunes
Craig Finn of The Hold Steady Documenting Time in Studio
The Hold Steady Announce U.S. Summer Dates
The Hold Steady has added several U.S. performances for later this summer. The band has been treading stages worldwide since the release last year of their fifth full-length Heaven Is Whenever.
The Hold Steady’s dates begin August 24 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Turner Hall Ballroom and include a free show on August 26 in Omaha, Nebraska at the Toyota Antics Block Party followed the next day with an appearance at the second annual LouFest in St. Louis, Missouri.
A special pre-sale for fans begins today, Tuesday, May 24 at 12pm EDT at TheHoldSteady.net and tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Thursday, May 26.
The Hold Steady tour dates:
Aug 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
Aug 25 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Aug 26 – Omaha, NE @ Toyota Antics Block Party @ Slowdown Parking Lot FREE
Aug 27 – St. Louis, MO @ Forest Park (LouFest 2011)
Aug 28 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s
Aug 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Aug 31 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Sep 01 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
The Hold Steady Concert Film Now Online!
Heineken has just posted The Hold Steady concert they shot last year at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on YouTube! You can watch the first video of the series below, which features a look behind the scenes and performances of "The Sweet Part of the City" and "Constructive Summer". The full playlist can be found HERE.
Listen to The Hold Steady's eTown Radio Performance
All this week, eTown Radio is broadcasting their session with The Hold Steady and Josh Ritter that was recorded at the Griffin Concert Hall in Fort Collins, CO last Novemeber. The band performed Heaven Is Whenver tracks "The Sweet Part of the City", "The Weekenders", and "Barely Breathing", before Craig Finn joined Josh Ritter to sing "Roll On."
Click HERE to stream and download the podcast from eTown.org, or HERE to find a station near you. Enjoy!
The Hold Steady's iTunes Live from Soho is available now!
The Hold Steady's iTunes Live from Soho is available today! Click HERE to get the 8-track session, recorded last October at the Apple store, exclusively on iTunes!
The Hold Steady Radio Show on eTown Live
If you are in the Fort Collins, Co area, make sure you come out to see The Hold Steady on Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00 pm.! Thanks to KUNC, they will be chatting and playing with Josh Ritter at the Griffin Concert Hall, University Center for the Arts (UCA) at Colorado State University.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, October 15th at 2:00 pm HERE.
Check out The Hold Steady on Pitchfork's POV Concert Series
Watch The Hold Steady perform tracks from their new album, Heaven is Whenever, from any of the six camera angles captured by Pitchfork.tv. Or watch all six at once! Make the choice yourself-- check out the performance HERE.
The Hold Steady Perform for NPR's World Cafe, Listen to the Stream Here!
NPR's World Cafe, a program which presents new and significant music, recorded a live session of tracks off The Hold Steady's latest album, Heaven is Whenever. The band also added some revamped versions of older songs. Listen to the full stream of the band interview and live set here!
In Los Angeles? Want to see The Hold Steady this Saturday?
Hey LA! The Hold Steady will be playing the Heineken INSPIRE event this Saturday night (8/28) with Rogue Wave in Culver City. Make a charity donation of $1 or greater and get your tickets HERE. Proceeds go to Life Rolls On, a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury. Come out Saturday, grab a beer, enjoy some food, and listen to some of your favorite music for a great cause!
Download The Hold Steady's "The Weekenders" for FREE on Amazon!
"The Weekenders" by The Hold Steady is today's Amazon MP3 FREE Song of the Day! Click HERE to download the free track from the new album Heaven is Whenever.
The Hold Steady announce new tour dates, featured on MLB.com!
The Hold Steady have annouced new dates in September and October! Tickets will be available for pre-sale tomorrow (7/14) through www.theholdsteady.net. Tickets will be made available to the general public on Friday July 16th.
20th - Richmond, VA - The National
21st - Nashville, TN - Exit / In
22nd - Oxford, MS - The Lyric Oxford
23rd - Little Rock, AR - Revolution Music Room
24th - New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
25th - Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay Soundstage
27th - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
28th - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
29th - Lexington-Fayette, KY - Buster's Billiards & Backroom
30th - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue
1st - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
2nd - Newport, KY - The Historic Southgate House
4th - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
5th - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero Theatre
6th - Boston, MA - Royale Boston
7th - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
* 20th - Hailfax, NS - Pop Explosion Fest (The Paragon Theatre)
Support for all dates will be Wintersleep
*Wintersleep will not be supporting this date
In other THS news, the band is now a featured artist on MLB.com! Click HERE to check out exclusive performance videos and watch the band talk about their favorite teams, at-bat music, and more.
The Hold Steady special performance this week on Pitchfork
Pitchfork.tv will be featuring a special performance from The Hold Steady at Brooklyn's Union Pool all week long with a new song posted each day. Click HERE to check it out or view the first clip, "The Sweet Part of the City", below.
The Hold Steady perform "The Weekenders" acoustic for Live at Gothamist House
Gothamist has just posted The Hold Steady's acoustic performance of "The Weekenders" for their Live at Gothamist House series. Check out the video below and click HERE to read the article and see more pics.
Watch The Hold Steady Perform Live on AOL's Interface!
Click HERE to watch The Hold Steady perform songs off their brand new album, Heaven is Whenever, which is available now!
Heaven Is Now
The Hold Steady on Letterman TONIGHT
The Hold Steady will be performing on the Late Show with David Letterman TONIGHT! Check local listings.
Stream The Hold Steady's New Album: Heaven Is Whenever - Now on NPR.org!
Meet the Hold Steady!
Enter to win a chance for you and a guest to meet the Hold Steady and enjoy an intimate acoustic performance and Q&A session at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on May 3. Two pairs of tickets available. The two winners will also get a pair of tickets for the Hold Steady concert at El Rey in Los Angeles on May 5! Click HERE to register at eMusic for more details and for a chance to win!
The Hold Steady Announce New Album: Heaven Is Whenever
The Hold Steady recently put the finishing touches on ‘Heaven Is Whenever,’ their new album set for release May 4th on Vagrant Records and May 3rd on Rough Trade in the UK and EU. The album was produced by Dean Baltulonis, who engineered the band’s ‘Almost Killed Me’ and produced ‘Separation Sunday,’ and was recorded at Dreamland Recording Studios in Upstate NY and Wild Arctic Studios in Queens, NY, with mixing also happening at Wild Arctic.
Singer Craig Finn says ’Heaven Is Whenever’ is about “embracing suffering and finding reward in our everyday lives.” Piano and keys take a backseat to guitar on the new record, which also gets production help from guitarist Tad Kubler.
Recorded in several smaller sessions spread out over a long period of time, the songs on ‘Heaven Is Whenever’ received the benefit of being tested on the band’s recent tours. As Finn says this allowed them to “see what was working and what wasn’t. I believe this record benefits from us working at a more deliberate pace.”
The tracklisting for Heaven Is Whenever is:
1 The Sweet Part of the City
2 Soft in the Center
3 The Weekenders
4 The Smidge
5 Rock Problems
6 We Can Get Together
7 Hurricane J
8 Barely Breathing
9 Our Whole Lives
10 A Slight Discomfort