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We're excited to announce the July 25, 2023 publication of our new book THE GOSPEL OF THE HOLD STEADY: HOW A RESURRECTION REALLY FEELS by Michael Hann and The Hold Steady.

The book features stories from the band and some of our favorite writers, as well as contributions from The Unified Scene.

Starting today, you can preorder a LIMITED EDITION package for the book directly from, which will include:

• A copy of the book signed by the band
• A copy of the limited edition, full color chapbook TJK on THS, featuring candid, behind the scenes photographs of the band members by Tad Kubler from the last 20 years of The Hold Steady. This volume has an intro by Craig Finn and is signed by Tad. It is currently only available as part of this pre-order.
There are a few options to choose from during the pre-order:

THE GOSPEL OF THE HOLD STEADY will be available everywhere books are sold on July 25, but this preorder package is exclusively available on

We're really excited about it and hope you are too!


INTERNATIONAL FANS: You can purchase via this pre-order or wait until next week when we'll have a sales window with more consumer-friendly shipping costs for overseas orders. Stay Tuned!

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Stay Positive.

***This ticket is ONLY available with purchase of a Positive Jam Festival ticket. *** A guy Galen went to high school with once sagely said, “Prelims are the essence of partying”. In early THS years, Galen shared this wisdom with us and it’s been an inside joke ever since - repeated a million times in vans, clubs, and hotels all over the world during The Hold Steady’s 20 years as a band. And we do believe that - indeed, Prelims are the essence of partying. So to kick off Positive Jam weekend, we are excited to announce the Positive Jam Prelims Pool Party. The evening of Friday, August 4, we will be hosting a special party at @inness_ny in Accord, NY - a mere 10 minutes drive from @arrowoodfarms. The band will be doing a special storytellers set and also DJing some of their favorite songs (Most people are...etc.). You can also swim, play lawn games, hang out, see other members of the Unified Scene, etc. There will be food and drink available for purchase, and each ticket will also include an exclusive THS beach towel. Come get Positive Jam started right and hang out for some Prelims with us at the pool. Sometimes the best parties start before the real party! Link in bio!
We are excited to announce the Positive Jam Prelims Pool Party! The evening of Friday, August 4, we will be hosting…
Announcing The Hold Steady’s inaugural Positive Jam Festival! It will be held on Saturday August 5th at @arrowoodfarms in Accord, NY. THS will be joined by @guidedbyvoicesofficial, The Tallest Man On Earth (@spkmatsson), @laurastevenson, @igetwildband and @oceanatorband. @positivejamfest will be a special day for The Hold Steady community, an all-day event for the family with terrific music, outstanding food, a variety of drink options and arts-lifestyle vendors. Capacity is limited, so make plans now! Also, the night before the fest we are going to be hosting the Prelims Pool party- an intimate performance at @inness_ny the evening of Friday August 4. We’ve had this festival dream for a number of years, and we’re so excited to be making it a reality with so many great artists and friends. This is going to be an amazing weekend, we hope you can join us. More info at link in bio. Stay Positive!
RT @_GuidedByVoices: THE CLUB IS OPEN!
Hey Austin! We will see you this Saturday, June 3 with @mountaingoatsmusic at @stubbsaustin! Both of us will be playing FULL SETS - we'll be closing it out. Don't miss out - final tickets are going fast, so grab yours today! Link in bio.
RT @laurastevenson: Unbelievably excited to announce that we are joining our friends @theholdsteady for their inaugural Positive Jam Festiv…
“Something for the kids.” - Bobby Drake
RT @brooklynvegan: The Hold Steady have announced their own Hudson Valley fest with Guided by Voices, The Tallest Man On Earth, Laura Steve…
Thanks so much to CBS Saturday Morning (@cbsmornings) for having us! In case you missed it, our interviews and performances of “Grand Junction”, “Perdido” and “Modesto is Not That Sweet” are linked in our bio! Have a good weekend, ‘rascals’!
RT @FranzNicolay: Thanks @melikhovo for putting this in the @largeheartedboy playlist for his great new story collection!…

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