Formed in 2003, The Hold Steady have released eight albums, numerous singles and have played over a thousand shows.
The Brooklyn-based band has performed in all 50 states in the USA and throughout Canada, Europe and Australia. The Hold Steady’s music has appeared in movies, advertising and TV, including on Game Of Thrones and Billions. In addition, that band has written original material for the Seth Meyers cartoon The Awesomes and Meyers’ 2019 stand-up special Lobby Baby.
2023 marks the 20th Anniversary of The Hold Steady and will see an expanded collection of music and activities to celebrate the milestone with their fans. The band’s 9th album, The Price Of Progress, will be released March 31, 2023 on their own Positive Jams record label via Thirty Tigers.
The Hold Steady’s previous record, Open Door Policy, was released in March 2021 and achieved the band’s highest chart position of any album, debuting #6 on the Billboard Current Album Chart. Vulture gushed the record “expands their horizons,” and “gives the Hold Steady new heft and variety without undercutting the sharpness of the hooks or singer-guitarist Craig Finn’s heart-wrenching novelistic lyricism.”
On January 28, 2023 the band performed a sold-out special 20th Anniversary Show at the Williamsburg Music Hall, the site of former club North Six, where The Hold Steady played their debut show in January 2003.
A weekend of East Coast shows in early February followed, with sold-out dates in Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.
Year five of The Weekender, The Hold Steady’s annual three show stand in London, occurs March 10-12, 2023.
In April, the band will visit Portland, OR for three shows April 27-29 before playing at the WFUV Highline Bash in NYC on May 12, followed by a shows in Boston May 13.
June 30-July 2 will see THS return to one of their biggest markets, Chicago, for two special shows at the new Salt Shed (June 30-July 1) with Mountain Goats and Dillinger Four, before closing out the weekend at The Empty Bottle July 2.
The Hold Steady returns to Minneapolis-St. Paul September 2, followed by shows in Jersey City, NJ (September 22) and Philadelphia (September 23), and Las Vegas (October 7).
The band will finish the year with the annual four-night Massive Nights celebration at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY from November 29 through December 2.
The Hold Steady is: Bobby Drake (drums), Craig Finn (vocals), Tad Kubler (guitar, vocals), Franz Nicolay (keyboards, vocals), Galen Polivka (bass), and Steve Selvidge (guitar, vocals).