Art Brut will go along for the ride

The Hold Steady are set to embark on a US tour, presented by NME.

The ‘NME Rock N Roll Riot Tour 2007’ will see the Brooklyn band lead the jaunt around the US, in support of their 2006 album ‘Boys And Girls In America’.

Opening forThe Hold Steady will be Art Brut, and the tour is set to be one long love-in, as according frontman Craig Finn, Art Brut’s Eddie Argos is “one of the finest current lyricists in rock. I believe he completely understands the place for both humor and honesty in rock & roll.”

Before the tour, The Hold Steady will play a free show in New York City at 7 World Trade Center on September 17.

The dates are:

Providence, RI Lupo’s (October 21)

Boston, MA Roxy (22)

Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory (23)

Raleigh, NC Disco Rodeo (24)

Athens, GA 40 Watt (25)

Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre (26)

Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall (27)

Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom (29)

Chicago, IL Metro (30, 31)

Minneapolis, MN State Theatre (November 1)

Seattle, WA HUB Ballroom (4)

Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom (5)

San Francisco, CA Warfield Theater (6)

Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern (7)

San Diego, CA Cane’s (8)

Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre (9)

Boulder, CO Fox Theater (11)

Denver, CO Ogden Theatre (12)

Lawrence, KS Granada (13)

Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom (14)

Austin, TX La Zona Rosa (15)

Birmingham, AL BottleTree Annex (17)

Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse (18)

Richmond, VA Toad’s Place Richmond (19)

Washington, DC 9:30 Club (20)

New York, NY Terminal 5 (21)

–By our New York staff.

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