Drive-By Truckers – New Album ‘Welcome 2 Club Xiii’ 3rd June – Watch Video For Title Track

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
NEW ALBUM ‘WELCOME 2 CLUB XIII’ OUT 3RD JUNE ON ATO RECORDS
WATCH VIDEO FOR SWINGING TITLE TRACK

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Drive-By Truckers will release their 14th studio album ‘Welcome 2 Club XIII’ on 3rd June via ATO Records. Pre-orders are available now. ‘Welcome 2 Club XIII’ is heralded by today’s premiere of its swinging title track, available for streaming and download. The track, which pays homage to the Muscle Shoals honky-tonk where founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley got their start, is joined by an official music video streaming now via YouTube.
 WATCH ‘WELCOME 2 CLUB XIII’ VIDEO HERE
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There were no cool bars in town and Club XIII was the best we had,” says Hood, referring to the two vocalist/guitarists’ former band, Adam’s House Cat, “but it wasn’t all that good, and our band wasn’t particularly liked there. From time to time the owner would throw us a Wednesday night or let us open for a hair-metal band we were a terrible fit for, and everyone would hang out outside until we were done playing. It wasn’t very funny at the time, but it’s funny to us now.
PRE-ORDER  ALBUM ‘WELCOME 2 CLUB XIII’
Arriving as Drive-By Truckers enters its 26th year, ‘Welcome 2 Club XIII’ marks a sharp departure from the trenchant commentary of ‘The Unraveling’ and ‘The New OK’ (both released in 2020). Produced by longtime Drive-By Truckers collaborator David Barbe and mainly recorded at his studio in Athens, GA, ‘Welcome 2 Club XIII’ took shape over the course of three frenetic days in summer 2021 – a doubly extraordinary feat considering that the band had no prior intentions of making a new album. Featuring background vocals from the likes of Margo PriceR.E.M.’s Mike Mills, and Mississippi-bred singer/songwriter Schaefer Llana, ‘Welcome 2 Club XIII’ was recorded live with most songs cut in one or two takes, fully harnessing Drive-By Truckers’ freewheeling energy. Songs like epic, darkly thrilling ‘The Driver’ and the spirited, horn-blasted ‘Every Single Storied Flameout’ see the band – whose lineup also includes keyboardist/guitarist Jay Gonzalez, bassist Matt Patton, and drummer Brad Morgan – looking back on their formative years with both deadpan pragmatism and profound tenderness, instilling each song with the kind of lived-in detail that invites bittersweet reminiscence of your own misspent youth.
Cooley and I have been playing together for 37 years now,” Hood says. “That first band might have failed miserably on a commercial level, but I’m really proud of what we did back then. It had a lot to do with who we ended up becoming.
Drive-By Truckers – who just completed their annual four-day ‘Heathen Homecoming’ event at Athens, GA’s famed 40 Watt – are currently celebrating ‘Welcome 2 Club XIII’ with a marathon live schedule. For complete details and ticket information, please visit  www.drivebytruckers.com/shows.
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
LIVE 2022
APRIL
12 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Cedra Concert Hall *
14 – Augusta, GA – Imperial Theatre *
15 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville *
16 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl Nashville *
18 – Lexington, KY – The Burl (Outdoors) *
20 – Ashland, KY – Paramount Arts Center *
21 – Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center *
22 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater *
23 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre *
24 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
26 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *
28 – Boston, MA Royale *
29 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony *
30 – Philadelphia, PA – Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia *
MAY
1 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
12 – Memphis, TN – Soundstage at Graceland
13 – Natchez, MS – Mudbug Music Festival
14 – Huntsville, AL – Orion Amphitheatre
24 – Helsinki – Tavastia Club †
26 – Stockholm – Berns †
27 – Oslo – Rockefeller †
28 – Copenhagen – Amager Bio †
29 – Aarhus – Train †
31 – Hamburg – Markthalle †
JUNE
1 – Berlin – Kesselhaus †
2 – Koln – Kantine †
3 – Antwerp – De Roma †
5 – Raalte, Netherlands – Ribs and Blues †
6 – Amsterdam – Paradiso †
7 – Brighton – Chalk †
8 – London – O2 Forum †
9 – Leeds – University Stylus †
11 – Dublin – Vicar Street †
12 – Glasgow – SWG3 TV Studio †
14 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013 (Jupiler Zaal) †
15 – Paris – La Maroquinerie †
17 – Mendizabala, Vitoria-Gasteiz – Azkena Rock Festival
19 – Eridge Park, UK – Black Deer Festival
JULY
14 – Breckenridge, CO – Riverwalk Center
15 – Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion
16 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
19 – Omaha, NE – Falconwood Park
20 – Minneapolis, MN – Utepils Brewing
22 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
23 – Dayton, OH – Dayton Masonic Center
24 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Beer Garden
27 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
29 – St. Louis, MO – Open Highway Music Festival
30 – Maryville, TN – The Shed
31 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
AUGUST
2 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
4 – Deerfield, MA – Tree House Brewing Company
5 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
8 – Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre
10 – Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer
11 – Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer
12 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
13 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns
SEPTEMBER
16 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond
* w/Special Guest Lydia Loveless
† w/Special Guest Jerry Joseph
TRACKLIST:
The Driver
Maria’s Awful Disclosures
Shake and Pine
We will never wake you up in the morning
Welcome 2 Club XIII
Forged In Hell and Heaven Sent
Every Single Storied Flameout
Billy Ringo In The Dark
Wilder Days
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