Drive-By Truckers to Embark on Southern Rock Opera Revisited 2024 Tour

Drive-By Truckers will play their ambitious 2001 double album, Southern Rock Opera, in full on tour later this year. The Southern Rock Opera Revisited 2024 Tour begins with a stretch of shows in June and July. The band will then take a break before resuming the tour in the autumn. See Drive-By Truckers’ tour dates below.

In an interview with Matt Hendrickson for Garden & Gun, Drive-By Truckers’ frontman, Patterson Hood explained why he and his band are revisiting Southern Rock Opera on tour. “It’s almost like a perfect storm of different stuff,” he said. “We’re not ready to make a new record yet, because we’ve all been doing some other things. People have been asking for years, and [guitarist Mike] Cooley has always said, ‘We’ll do it when we can do it on ice’ [laughs]. That was a great line in the sand. But we haven’t figured out how to do it on ice, though I’m still hanging on to the dream. We talked about it for five years until we just had to follow through or else we were going to look like assholes. So, it just seemed like a good time to do it this year.”

In a press statement, Hood added, “We’ll be playing songs from the original release, plus a small handful of songs that pertain to its themes and points of view, plus a short encore set that will be different each night. It’ll be a different and very special show, and very likely the last time we’ll ever do it so DON’T MISS IT!”

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Drive-By Truckers: Southern Rock Opera Revisited 2024 Tour

Drive-By Truckers:

06-07 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
06-08 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
06-09 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
06-10 Henrico, VA – Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
06-13 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
06-14 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
06-15 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
06-16 New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
06-19 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
06-20 Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
06-21 Dallas, TX – House of Blues Dallas
06-23 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
06-26 El Cajon, CA – The Magnolia 
06-27 Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco
06-28 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
06-29 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
07-01 Portland OR – Crystal Ballroom
07-02 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
07-05 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
07-06 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10-16 Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre
10-17 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
10-18 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10-19 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
10-22 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
10-23 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
10-25 Minneapolis, MN – Uptown Theater
10-26 Minneapolis, MN – Uptown Theater
10-27 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
10-29 West Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
10-30 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
11-01 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
11-02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues Chicago
11-03 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
11-05 Detroit, MI – St. Andrew’s Hall
11-07 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
11-08 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
11-09 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
11-24 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium