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Drive-By Truckers announce new album The Unraveling, share “Armageddon’s Back in Town”: Stream

The alt-country rockers will also tour extensively in 2020

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    Drive-By Truckers are set to return with their first album in more than three years. Dubbed The Unraveling, it’s due out January 31st through ATO Records. The alt-country rockers plan to support the LP with an extensive 2020 tour.

    For the Georgia outfit, the upcoming effort serves as their 12th (!) overall following the warmly received American Band from 2016. It was recorded at the famed Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis by Grammy-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) alongside longtime producer David Barbe.

    The Unraveling refers to the US collapse at the hands of the Trump Administration. The titles of the LP’s nine tracks, such as “Thoughts and Prayers”, “Babies in Cages”, and “Awaiting Resurrection”, further drive this theme home.

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    “The past three-and-a-half years were among the most tumultuous our country has ever seen,” co-founding member Patterson Hood remarked in a statement, “and the duality between the generally positive state of affairs within our band while watching so many things we care about being decimated and destroyed all around us informed the writing of this album to the core.” He continued,

    “While a quick glance might imply that we’re picking up where 2016’s AMERICAN BAND album left off, the differences are as telling as the similarities. If the last one was a warning shot hinting at a coming storm, this one was written in the wreckage and aftermath. I’ve always said that all of our records are political but I’ve also said that ‘politics is personal’. With that in mind, this album is especially personal.”

    Assisting Drive-By Truckers on the record are guests like The Shins’ Patti King, violinist/string arranger Kyleen King (Brandi Carlile), and North Mississippi All-Stars’ Cody Dickinson.

    As a first look at the full-length, Drive-By Truckers are sharing lead single “Armageddon’s Back in Town”. Check it out below via its lyric video.

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    The Unraveling is available for pre-order now. As for the band’s lengthy 2020 live itinerary, it includes a springtime tour through North America followed by a stint over in Europe. Tickets go on sale November 21st at 10 a.m. local time and can be purchased here.

    The Unraveling Artwork:

    drive by truckers unraveling album cover artwork Drive By Truckers announce new album The Unraveling, share Armageddons Back in Town: Stream

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    The Unraveling Tracklist:
    01. Rosemary with a Bible and a Gun
    02. Armageddon’s Back in Town
    03. Slow Ride Argument
    04. Thoughts and Prayers
    05. 21st Century USA
    06. Heroin Again
    07. Babies in Cages
    08. Grievance Merchants
    09. Awaiting Resurrection

    Drive-By Truckers 2020 Tour Dates:
    01/16 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theater
    01/17 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
    01/18 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
    02/13 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
    02/14 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
    02/15 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
    02/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
    02/19 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
    02/21 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
    02/22 – Boston, MA @ Somerville Theatre
    02/23 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
    02/25 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
    02/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    02/28 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    02/29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
    03/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
    03/13 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
    03/14 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
    03/17 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
    03/18 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
    03/20 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    03/21 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
    03/22 – Arcata, CA @ Van Duzer Theatre
    03/24 – Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre
    03/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
    03/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
    03/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
    03/31 – Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theater
    04/02 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
    04/03 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
    04/04 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
    04/16 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
    04/17 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
    04/18 – Charleston, NC @ High Water Festival
    04/21 – Winston-Salem, NC @ The Ramkat
    04/23 – Lexington, KY @ Manchester Music Hall
    04/24 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
    04/25 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
    04/27 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
    04/28 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
    04/29 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
    05/01 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
    05/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
    06/01 – Raalte, NL @ Ribs and Blues
    06/03 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
    06/05 – Leeds, UK @ Irish Centre
    06/06 – London, UK @ O2 Forum
    06/07 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
    06/08 – Antwerp, BE @ De Roma
    06/09 – Cologne, DE @ Kantine
    06/11 – Berlin, DE @ Kesselhaus
    06/12 – Copenhagen, DK @ Amager Bio
    06/13 – Stockholm, SE @ Sthlm Americana
    06/14 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
    06/15 – Arhaus, DK @ Train

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