Drive-By Truckers stream new CD tonight
Thursday, February 10, 2011
– The Drive-By Truckers will host the world premiere listening party for "Go-Go Boots" starting tonight, at 8 p.m. eastern via Livestream. Fans will be able to listen to the album in its entirety while chatting and discussing the album with fellow DBT fans. http://www.livestream.com/drivebytruckers.
DBT will appear on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon," Tuesday, Feb. 15. The band will perform Everybody Needs Loveoff their new album, "Go-Go Boots," their 11th out that same day as their documentary "The Secret to a Happy Ending" on DVD.
The band will give a free bonus EP on CD that will be available for a limited time at indie record stores with purchase of "Go-Go Boots." The EP will feature the studio version of the Vic Chesnutt song When I Ran Off And Left Her and a live versions of songs off of "Go-Go Boots" and "The Big To-Do." To see a list of participating stores go to http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues.
DBT lead singer Patterson Hood and Jason Thrasher directed a series of episodes for "Go-Go Boots," which can be seen on the band's web site. http://www.drivebytruckers.com/episodes.html
The band will kick off their tour next Tuesday with a sold out show in New York at The Bowery Ballroom and will continue throughout the rest of the year.
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