The Hold Steady & Deer Tick team up for spring tour

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The Hold Steady and Deer Tick have revealed plans for a co-headlining spring tour. The pair of indie rock favorites will launch the tour in Boston with a performance at the House of Blues on Thursday, April 17. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $25 and $45.

On the upcoming trek, The Hold Steady will promote their forthcoming release, Teeth Dreams. The Minneapolis-bred/Brooklyn-based rocker’s sixth studio effort and follow-up to 2010’s Heaven Is Whenever is scheduled to hit stores on March 25. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush), the album is the first to feature guitarist Steve Selvidge, who joined the band in 2010. Fans can get a taste of the new material with lead single “I Hope This Whole Thing Didn’t Frighten You”, which is streaming below. The band is also planning to release a fan-funded covers EP titled RAGS later this year.

Rhode Island’s Deer Tick continue to tour in support of their latest album, Negativity. Released in September, the band’s fifth studio effort follows 2011’s Divine Providence. The album was recorded in Portland, Oregon with producer Steve Berlin of Los Lobos fame. Negativity features lead single “The Dream’s In The Ditch”, as well as duet with McCauley’s now wife Vanessa Carlton called “In Our Time”. Latin fusion collective Grupo Fantasma also contributes to the album.

After their show in Boston, The Hold Steady and Deer Tick will travel south to Connecticut for a performance at Toad’s Place in New Haven on April 18.

Both bands also have several headlining shows of their own scheduled in New England this spring.

The Hold Steady will perform at The Met in Pawtucket, Rhode Island on April 12. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at noon through eTix for $20. They’ll also play the The Asylum in Portland Maine on April 4.

Deer Tick, who have earned three nominations at the upcoming New England Music Awards, will deliver a big homecoming show at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence on Friday, March 14. Tickets for the show, which will also feature openers You Won’t and King Sickabilly & His Full Moon Boys, are now on sale through eTix for $20. Other New England dates on their itinerary include Northampton, Massachusetts (Pearl Street Nightclub on March 8) and Norfolk, Connecticut (Infinity Hall on March 5).

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