The Hold Steady Get Constructive

The Hold Steady
Erica Bruce for the 9:30 Club
– The Hold Steady
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.

The Hold Steady has a series of “Constructive Summer” shows in several lucky North American markets, as it prepares to re-release a 10th anniversary edition its fourth studio album, Stay Positive.

The cities getting shows are Jersey City, N.J.; Philadelphia; Asbury Park, N.J.; San Francisco; and Toronto.

The opener in Jersey City July 25 is a special celebration of Stay Positive. The band promises that details about the anniversary edition will be announced soon.

Philadelphia gets two nights, Asbury Park gets one (at the Asbury Lanes bowling alley), San Francisco gets three shows in two venues, and Toronto gets four gigs at 

A presale is on now and tickets go on sale to the general public May 11.

The Hold Steady reported a number of shows last year, including four nights at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, N.Y., which grossed more than $134,735 and moved 3,366 tickets.

The band’s frontman, Craig Finn, took some time to pursue his solo career in 2016, and the band had previously announced a plan to take along break from the road in 2015. This brief tour by no means constitutes a full tour, but it does indicate the group is trying to keep its core fans happy.

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