Drive-By Truckers’ New Album ‘Welcome 2 Club XIII,’ Out Now

*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Big Hassle Media*

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS NEW ALBUM, WELCOME 2 CLUB XIII, OUT NOW

ACCLAIMED 14TH STUDIO ALBUM INCLUDES THE SINGLES, “THE DRIVER,” “EVERY SINGLE STORIED FLAMEOUT” AND “WELCOME 2 CLUB XIII”

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Drive-By Truckers release their 14th studio album, Welcome 2 Club XIII, available everywhere now via ATO Records on limited edition vinyl, CD and all digital formats.

Welcome 2 Club XIII includes such recently released singles as “The Driver,” “Every Single Storied Flameout” and the album’s swinging centerpiece, “Welcome 2 Club XIII,” all available now at all DSPs and streaming services; the latter track – which pays homage to the Muscle Shoals honky-tonk where founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley got their start – is joined by an official music video streaming now via YouTube.

PURCHASE/DOWNLOAD WELCOME 2 CLUB XIII

WATCH “THE DRIVER” OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO

LISTEN TO “EVERY SINGLE STORIED FLAMEOUT”

WATCH “WELCOME 2 CLUB XIII” OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

Welcome 2 Club XIII – which premiered with an exclusive feature interview in Garden & Gun – has been met with early critical applause from media outlets around the world. 

PRAISE FOR WELCOME 2 CLUB XIII:

“Recorded live, Welcome 2 Club XIII sizzles with the Truckers’ well-earned grit and intensity… It’s thrilling, wistful, heart-pounding and fist-pumping stuff, everything that makes Drive-By Truckers one of America’s most enduring rock bands.”– GARDEN & GUN

“The album is tinted with nostalgia for the early days of the Truckers, especially on lead single ‘Welcome 2 Club XIII,’ a vignette of a night at the venue. It’s also a shift from the Truckers’ overtly political previous three records…Hood calls it ‘a relief’ to pull back on Club XIII. After all, the Truckers are a rock band first.”– Vulture

“Post-covid, the band again mirror the culture around them – this time, a world taking stock of a different kind of trauma.” – MOJO

“Welcome 2 Club XIII captures the beautiful weariness of having lived…Throughout the album, Drive-By Truckers explore memory’s textures,its sharpest edges and fuzziest corners and what it means to exist in this world we inhabit.”– No Depression

“Refreshed and reinvigorated”– Grammy.com

“Drive-By Truckers keep it heavy and honest on rockin’ Welcome 2 Club XIII.”– Glide

“Recorded quickly and with little fuss, Welcome 2 Club XIII sounds raw and weary, as if the past couple of years aren’t the only thing that’s weighed on the band; the decades have, too…But they never sound defeated. They’re still in for the long haul.” – ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK

“Drive-By Truckers are still one of the best modern American rock bands.” – RIFF

“The DBTs are arguably stronger than ever, 26 years on…True to their mantra,the DBTs still remain provocatively expressive.”– Making a Scene

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Arriving as Drive-By Truckers enters its 26th year, Welcome 2 Club XIII marks a sharp departure from the trenchant commentary of The Unraveling and The New OK (both released in 2020). Produced by longtime Drive-By Truckers collaborator David Barbe and mainly recorded at his studio in Athens, GA, Welcome 2 Club XIII took shape over the course of three frenetic days in summer 2021 – a doubly extraordinary feat considering that the band had no prior intentions of making a new album. Featuring background vocals from the likes of Margo PriceR.E.M.’s Mike Mills and Mississippi-bred singer/songwriter Schaefer LlanaWelcome 2 Club XIII was recorded live with most songs cut in one or two takes, fully harnessing Drive-By Truckers’ freewheeling energy. Songs like the softly stunning “Wilder Days” see the band – whose lineup also includes keyboardist/guitarist Jay Gonzalez, bassist Matt Patton and drummer Brad Morgan – looking back on their formative years with both deadpan pragmatism and profound tenderness, instilling each song with the kind of lived-in detail that invites bittersweet reminiscence of your own misspent youth.

Cooley and I have been playing together for 37 years now,” Hood says. “That first band might have failed miserably on a commercial level, but I’m really proud of what we did back then. It had a lot to do with who we ended up becoming.

Drive-By Truckers are currently celebrating Welcome 2 Club XIII with a marathon live schedule, including top-billed festival dates and North American, European and UK headline tours. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.drivebytruckers.com/shows

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

LIVE 2022

JULY

16 – Kansas City, MO – Knuckleheads
19 – Omaha, NE – Falconwood Park
20 – Minneapolis, MN – Utepils Brewing
22 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
23 – Dayton, OH – Dayton Masonic Center
24 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell’s Beer Garden
27 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre
29 -St. Louis, MO – Open Highway Music Festival *
30 – Maryville, TN – The Shed
31 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

AUGUST

2 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
4 – Deerfield, MA – Tree House Brewing Company
5 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
8 – Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre
10 – Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer
11 – Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer
12 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
13 – Pelham, TN – The Caverns
20 – Redmond, WA – CHOMP! (Free Show) *

SEPTEMBER

10 – Jasper, AL – Foothills Festival (Free Show) *
17 – Louisville, KY -Bourbon & Beyond *

* Festival Appearance
† w/Special Guest Jerry Joseph
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
WELCOME 2 CLUB XIII
(ATO RECORDS)
Tracklist:

The Driver
Maria’s Awful Disclosures
Shake and Pine
We Will Never Wake You Up In The Morning
Welcome 2 Club XIII
Forged In Hell and Heaven Sent
Every Single Storied Flameout
Billy Ringo In The Dark
Wilder Days

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