The Hold Steady will return to the UK this autumn to play a headline nine-date tour with gigs in Portsmouth, Bristol, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester, London, Birmingham and Sheffield. The tour will start with a run of 4 other European cities opening in Amsterdam on October 7. The announcement comes on the back of a successful run of recent dates including sold out shows at Live in Leeds and the Great Escape and an intimate one-off performance at London’s Bush Hall.  Brooklyn’s So-So Glos will be supporting on all shows of the tour.
 
The New York band’s sixth studio album, Teeth Dreams was released via Cooking Vinyl and produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Rush) at Rock Falcon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee. The Hold Steady formed in 2003 in Brooklyn, NY, with a vibrant mixture of punk and classic rock pedigree. Punctuated by lyrically dense storytelling and guitar riffs, The Hold Steady quickly became a critically acclaimed rock band with a rabid fan base in the UK and Europe as well as America.
 
Teeth Dreams is the first Hold Steady album to feature twin guitars as Memphis-based guitarist Steve Selvidge joined recording alongside band co-founder Tad Kubler. The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (Drums),Craig Finn (Vocals), Tad Kubler (Guitar, vocals), Galen Polivka  (Bass) and Steve Selvidge (Guitar, vocals).
 
Tickets for the UK tour will go on sale on Tuesday, 27 May at 9am. Eindhoven will go on sale on Sat 24th, with the rest of mainland Europe going on sale on Mon 26th.
 
Full October 2014 TOUR DATES
Tues 7th                     Amsterdam – Melkweg
Wed 8th                     Eindhoven – De Effenaar
Thurs 9th                   Cologne – Luxor
Fri 10th                       Paris – Fleche D’Or
Sat 11th                     Norwich – Sound & Vision festival (headline)
Sun 12th                    Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
Mon 13th                  Birmingham – Academy 2 (02 Presale)
Tue 14th                     Sheffield – City Hall
Wed15th                   Glasgow – ABC (02 Presale)
Fri17th                        Belfast – Limelight 2
Sat 18th                     Dublin – Academy
Sun 19th                    Manchester Academy
Tue 21st                     London – KOKO
Wed 22nd                  Bristol – Academy (02 Presale)
Thur 23rd                   Newcastle – Riverside