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The Hold Steady has had a great 2022. Our travels brought us to London, Toronto, Australia, Nashville, Atlanta and Denver with Los Angeles still to come. BUT it would not be a full year without the annual Massive Nights celebration. Once again, we will be joining our friends at Brooklyn Bowl to bring you four nights of THS from Wednesday, November 30 to Saturday, December 3, 2022. Come on down from wherever you are and close out our 19th year being a band.

Massive Nights is a highlight of the year, the beginning of the holiday season, and the most positive rock and roll party we know. The Hold Steady community has been gathering here annually since 2016 and each year somehow gets better. This year will be no exception, and we can’t wait to see you. Expect songs, drinks, friends, sing alongs, and everything else that makes these nights Massive.

Thanks for listening. Thanks for understanding. Stay Positive -  See you at Brooklyn Bowl!


@FranzNicolay will release his new album NEW RIVER on November 11, 2022 on @dongiovannirecords! Today, Franz has released the album's lead single along with a music video for "New River, Spring For Me" The track is available now across all streaming platforms and @Bandcamp now, and the video can be seen at the link in our bio. New River is available to pre-order and pre-save also in our bio. "For several years after my last record, I needed a break, and actively tried to keep from writing songs. But the combination of working on new Hold Steady material, writing my second book, and having unexpected time on my hands like everyone else in spring 2020 eventually primed the pump for a record’s worth (including a co-write with my Hold Steady bandmate Steve Selvidge). The years off had constituted a time in which I thought I was finished as a musician; they were time characterized by the loss of several musician friends to suicide both acute and de-facto, and by consideration of the cost of 'working the art muscle.' I was approaching a familiar sort of life crossroads which I’ve traditionally addressed on the principle of “blow it all up and see if that fixes things.'” The album's coda, "New River, Spring For Me" is out now everywhere. While it is the closing track on the album, it was also the last song of the collection to have been composed, giving both thematic and emotional closure to the record. Of the track Franz states, "It’s a hopeful song in its way, that takes in the past and sees a little room to plant a future. The closing line is from Anne Carson’s translation of Sappho, and I think captures some of the emotional ambivalence of the project. Ara Babajian (the Slackers) played some particularly soulful drums, Peter Hess (Philip Glass Ensemble) wrote a fantastic horn arrangement, and @SteveSelvidge (The Hold Steady) added the tasty licks."
RT @steadycraig: Such a great piece from a while back about one of my all time favorite guitarists. RIP Wilko, you were the greatest. https…
Los Angeles- we did it. We’d been waiting a long time for it too. The Hold Steady hadn’t played a LA headline show since 2014 and these particular shows were originally booked for 2020 and postponed due to the pandemic. And…they were worth the wait. We walked on stage on each night to a sea of friendly faces and from the first note of Constructive Summer on Thursday to the last note of Killer Parties on Saturday, The Unified Scene was in full effect. The community around this band never ceases to amaze us. A huge thanks to everyone who came out, sang along, danced, raised a toast and celebrated with us. That was a party that we hope to throw again before too long. We’ll see you at the Brooklyn Bowl for Massive Nights 2022. Thanks for listening, thanks for understanding. Stay Positive.
RT @brooklynvegan: The Hold Steady add Laura Stevenson, Gladie & Proper. as openers for their 2022 Massive Nights run at Brooklyn Bowl: htt…
SCENE REPORT - 9/10/22 - @lodgeroom - Los Angeles, CA - NIGHT 3 Encore: Certain Songs Banging Camp Resurrection Killer Parties
Announcing our opener for Massive Nights 2022 Night 3: Gladie! (@Glad_eee) See you on Friday, December 2…
The view from above
RT @brooklynbowl: Support Added! Brooklyn-based band @likerealproper gets the party started ahead of @theholdsteady on THU, DEC 1! https://…

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