Drive-By Truckers live at Vicar St
Live at Vicar Street
3rd June 2020
Aiken Promotions proudly presents Drive-By Truckers live at Vicar Street, 3rd June 2020. Tickets €30 on sale Wednesday 27th November at 10AM.
Drive-By Truckers is kicking off the new election year with The Unraveling with their new album in 3 1/2 years (the longest space between new DBT albums ever). Those years were among the most tumultuous America has ever seen and the duality between the generally positive state of affairs within the 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.
While a quick glance might imply that they’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.
The band’s 2018 single “The Perilous Night” acted as a sort of coda to the polemic of the last album and the original plan was to zigzag in a different direction, but alas the past few years have seen an uptick in school shootings, church shootings, racial violence, suicides and overdoses, border violence, and an assault on so many things that we all hold dear. They’re literally putting children in cages. Writing silly love songs just seemed the height of privilege.
The band whittled the album down to the nine songs included, saving several key songs for a foundation to the next one that will hopefully occur sooner than later. Lilla Hood designed the packaging utilizing a stunning photo by Erik Golts of two young lads watching a sunset at the Oregon coast, lettering by famed graphic artist Aaron Draplin, and once again beautiful artwork from our long-time collaborator Wes Freed.
Don’t miss Drive-By Truckers live at Vicar Street, 3rd June 2020
Tickets €30 on sale Wednesday 27th November at 10AM