Back Catalogue Vinyl Available February 5


 “The best hard rock band in America today.”  — All Music Guide


Los Angeles, CA —  New West Records will release the Drive-By Truckers’ eighth record, Brighter Than Creation’s Dark, on January 22, 2008, featuring 19 new songs, many of which were previewed during the band’s The Dirt Underneath tour last spring. Heralded by many critics as America’s best rock band, DBT will kick off the first leg of a new 29-city tour in support of the album on February 11th in Anaheim, CA.  A four-song Brighter Than Creation’s Dark EP will be available on December 18th at iTunes and all other DSPs (Rhapsody, Yahoo Music, MSN/Zune). The EP consists of “Two Daughters And A Beautiful Wife,” “3 Dimes Down,” “The Righteous Path,” and “The Purgatory Line.” Back catalog reissues of Gangstabilly; Pizza Deliverance; Decoration Day; The Dirty South; and A Blessing and a Curse will appear February 5, 2008as Limited Edition, 180 gram vinyl records. This is the first time most of these titles will be available on vinyl.

Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley continue to be DBT’s primary songwriters, a relationship that started over twenty-two years ago when the two began playing together. The band’s longtime bassist, Shonna Tucker, makes her debut on Brighter Than Creation’s Dark as the band’s third writer, contributing three of the record’s nineteen tracks.  Founding member John Neff, who has frequently guested on albums and onstage over the years, is an official member now, playing pedal steel and guitar.  He and drummer Brad Morgan round out the band’s recording and touring line up.

Legendary Muscle Shoals keyboardist Spooner Oldham, to whom the album is dedicated, lends his unmistakable classic soul sound to the record, as he did for the band’s last tour. The album also marks the sixth time the band has worked with producer David Barbe, whose Chase Park Transduction studio in Athens, GA was the site of last summer’s recording.

DBT recently backed R&B vocalist Bettye Lavette on her critically acclaimed, Grammy®-nominated album The Scene of The Crime. The album is nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album and was co-produced by Patterson Hood and long time DBT producer David Barbe.

Brighter Than Creation’s Dark Track Listing

1. Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife

2. 3 Dimes Down3. The Righteous Path
4. I’m Sorry Huston
5. Perfect Timing
6. Daddy Needs A Drink
7. Self Destructive Zones
8. Bob
9. Home Field Advantage
10. The Opening Act
11. Lisa’s Birthday
12. That Man I Shot
13. The Purgatory Line
14. The Home Front
15. Checkout Time In Vegas
16. You And Your Crystal Meth
17. Goode’s Field Road
18. A Ghost To Most
19. The Monument Valley
DBT on tour:
Mon Feb 11  Anaheim     CA    HOUSE OF BLUES
Tue Feb 12  Los Angeles CA    AVALON
Wed Feb 13  San Francisco CA  MEZZANINE  
Fri Feb 15  Portland    OR    ROSELAND
Sat Feb 16  Seattle     WA    SHOWBOX
Sun Feb 17  Seattle     WA    SHOWBOX
Tue Feb 19  Boise       ID    BIG EASY CONCERT HOUSE
Wed Feb 20 Salt Lake City UT  THE PALADIUM
Thu Feb 21  Aspen CO   BELLY UP
Fri Feb 22  Denver      CO    OGDEN THEATRE
Sat Feb 23  Boulder     CO    FOX THEATRE  
Mon Feb 25  Omaha       NE    SLOWDOWN
Tue Feb 26  Columbia    MO    THE BLUE NOTE
Wed Feb 27  Urbana      IL    THE CANOPY CLUB
Thu Feb 28  Milwaukee   WI    PABST THEATRE
Fri Feb 29  St Louis    MO    THE PAGEANT
Sat Mar 01  Louisville  KY    HEADLINERS MUSIC HALL
Fri Mar 14  Memphis     TN    MINGLEWOOD HALL
Sat Mar 15  Nashville   TN    CANNERY BALLROOM
Sun Mar 16  Newport     KY    SOUTHGATE HOUSE
Tue Mar 18  Millvale    PA    MR. SMALL’S THEATER    
Wed Mar 19  Toronto     ONT   OPERA HOUSE
Thu Mar 20  Montreal    QUE   CABARET MUSIC HALL
Fri Mar 21  Northampton MA    PEARL STREET
Sat Mar 22  Boston      MA    PARADISE ROCK CLUB
Tue Mar 25  New Haven   CT    TOAD’S PLACE
Wed Mar 26  New York    NY    TERMINAL 5
Thu Mar 27  Philadelphia PA   THE FILMORE AT THE TLA
Fri Mar 28  Richmond    VA    THE NATIONAL
Sat Mar 29  Asheville   NC    THE ORANGE PEEL

The Felice Brothers support on 2/11 – 3/1
North Mississippi Allstars on 2/11 & 2/12

Presale tickets available at  starting Monday 12/16 at noon eastern.


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