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DBT digs for The Dirt Underneath

Monday, March 9, 2015 – Eight years later, Drive-By Truckers are back with The Dirt Underneath.

These are a series of acoustic-oriented, sit-down shows, which will relaunch in April after gigs mainly opening for Eric Church.

In 2007, Drive-By Truckers did a series of shows called The Dirt Underneath. A halfway acoustic tour, the band sat down for most concerts and re-arranged and reinvented songs, played rarities and incorporated story-telling.

"It will be a fun change of pace for us and hopefully a fun and different thing for y'all," said lead vocalist and guitarist Patterson Hood. "We hope to pull out some different songs and toy with some old favorites. As we're in the early stages of writing and thinking of what comes next, this seemed like a great time to pull out some chairs and maybe a lamp or two and invite y'all to a traveling living room for a couple of weeks."

Tour dates are:
March 10 - Washington DC - Verizon Center *
March 11 - Tarrytown, NY - Tarrytown Music Hall
March 12 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center *
March 13 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena *
March 14 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
March 17 - Bloomington, IL - US Cellular Coliseum *
March 18 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Allen County War Memorial Coliseum *
March 19 - Kalamazoo, MI - State Theater
March 20 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena *
March 21 - Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena *
March 26 - Tallahassee, FL - Donald L Tucker Civic Center *
March 27 - New Orleans, LA - Hogs For the Cause
April 10 - 12 - Knoxville, TN - Rhythm N' Blooms Festival
* with Eric Church

The Dirt Underneath (Returns) Tour dates are:

April 17 - Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
April 18 - Kansas City, MO - Madrid Theatre
April 19 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
April 21 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theater
April 22 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
April 23 - Los Angeles, CA - The Regent Theater
April 24 - Monterey, CA - Godlen State Theatre
April 25 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre
April 27 - Portland, OR - Revolution Hall
April 28 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
May 1 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
May 2 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Theater

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