The Hold Steady is 20 years old! Time flies when you’re having fun, but it’s still hard to believe that 2023 makes two decades of THS. Of course, we think growing out of our teenage years is reason to throw a party or two - this year will be full of Hold Steady celebrations to honor the music, positivity, and incredible community that have made the last twenty years so amazing.
First off, we are releasing our 9th studio album The Price of Progress on March 31, 2023 via Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers. Produced by Josh Kaufman and recorded over the past year, this record features 10 new THS songs, some of which we’ve been playing live in recent shows.
You can PRE-ORDER NOW, as well as check out “Sideways Skull”, the first song released from the album. The online store features all music formats (Digital, CD, Vinyl) and some brand new The Price Of Progress themed merch.
For you vinyl fans, we've got an exclusive, limited edition translucent green vinyl available only at THS.net along with standard vinyl.
There are three (3) additional vinyl colors available at retail only:
a) metallic gold (independent retail exclusive)
b) metallic silver (Vinyl Me, Please exclusive)
c) white (Rough Trade exclusive).
We are really proud of the record and excited for you to hear it. A great way to start year twenty!
We’ll be playing shows throughout 2023 to celebrate as well, including a special 20 year show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on January 28. This was the site of the former North Six venue, where we played our first ever show in 2003, opening for our friend Steve Koester. We’ve invited Steve’s band Two Dark Birds to open this show, to put a nice bow on the twenty year circle. We’ll be digging up some old songs for this one, as well as playing jams from throughout the ever growing catalog.
We’ll follow that up with a weekend February 2-4 in Baltimore, DC and Philadelphia, a few places we haven’t been in a little while, with the outstanding band Friendship supporting all three shows. Then off to the UK for the 2023 Weekender in London…and a lot more to follow.
To make your 2023 planning easier, here’s a Save The Date schedule of the cities we’ll be playing and when. It might not the final list, but it’s probably pretty close.
Fan pre-sale will begin tomorrow, January 5. We will send a separate email with links and the presale password. General on-sale is Friday, January 6.2023 SHOWS AND SAVE THE DATES
PRE SALES BEGIN THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 FOR THE FOLLOWING INCLUDING THE EMPTY BOTTLE ON JULY 2:
Sat, January 28 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Two Dark Birds)
Thu, February 2 - Baltimore, MD - OTTOBAR (w/ Friendship)
Fri, February 3 - Washington DC - Black Cat (w/ Friendship)
Sat, February 4 - Philadelphia - Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia (w/ Friendship)
ALREADY ON SALE
THE WEEKENDER 2023
Friday, March 10 - Electric Ballroom / London, UK
Saturday, March 11 - Electric Ballroom / London, UK
Sunday, March 12 - Colours / London, UK - SOLD OUT
June 30 - Chicago, IL - The Salt Shed (w/ The Mountain Goats and Dillinger Four)
July 1 - Chicago, IL - The Salt Shed (w/ The Mountain Goats and Dillinger Four) - SOLD OUT
***JUST ADDED: July 2 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle***
SAVE THE DATE
Thu, April 27 - Portland, OR
Fri, April 28 - Portland, OR
Sat, April 29 - Portland, OR
Fri, May 12 - New York, NY - WFUV HighLine Bash
Sat, May 13 - Boston, MA
Sun, May 14 - Boston, MA
Sat, September 2 - Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Fri, September 22 - Jersey City, NJ
Sat, September 23 - Philadelphia, PA
Sat, October 7 - Las Vegas, NV
MASSIVE NIGHTS 2023
Wed, November 29 - Brooklyn Bowl / Brooklyn, NY
Thu, November 30 - Brooklyn Bowl / Brooklyn, NY
Fri, December 1 - Brooklyn Bowl / Brooklyn, NY
Sat, December 2 - Brooklyn Bowl / Brooklyn, NY
We are very excited to share THE PRICE OF PROGRESS with you and begin the next 20 years together.
Thanks for listening. Thanks for understanding.