Formed in 2003, The Hold Steady has a sound reminiscent of '90s rock bands such as Counting Crows and Goo Goo Dolls and was influenced by classic rock as well. Its songs are driving by dense lyrics that tell stories, sometimes involving recurring characters. Founding member Craig Finn has discussed how he was influenced by the lyrically of bands such as Husker Du. The Hold Steady's first album, Almost Killed Me, has been described as a sleeper hit due to its popularity with critics, and it has received accolades from The Village Voice and Rolling Stone for its music. Since 2003, the band has released five albums with a sixth one upcoming in 2019.
Rock That Tells A Story
Craig Finn and Galen Polivka were in New York when the duo conceived the idea of forming a band. They wanted to create rock music that had something to say, and for people who were ready to listen. Critics praised The Hold Steady, and the band earned Blender's 2006 Band of the Year award. The Holy Steady was the first band to make the cover of The Village Voice in 15 years. Critics were similarly impressed with the band's second release, a concept album that examined the balanced between church and music, which was entitled Separation Sunday. Between a quick succession of album releases, The Hold Steady has created music for the Game of Thrones soundtrack as well as Aqua Teen Hunger Force. While Franz Nicolay left the band for several years, he returned in 2016 to round out the six-piece band.
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Will The Hold Steady tour in 2019?
Yes! The band is currently on a U.S. tour that will last through the beginning of September.
Will The Holy Steady appear at a city near me?
The Hold Steady tour takes the band to Seattle, Chicago, Nashville, Cambridge, and Brooklyn. Fortunately for fans, The Hold Steady band will play multiple shows in each city, giving fans a chance to purchase The Hold Steady tickets and see the band performance. During early months in 2019, The Hold Steady played several shows in the UK as well.
What is the current lineup of The Hold Steady?
The band currently has six members which includes Craig Finn on vocals and rhythm guitar, Tad Kubler on lead guitar, Galen Polivka on bass guitar, Bobby Drake on drums, Steve Selvidge on guitar, and Franz Nicolay on piano, keyboards, and harmonica. Upon Nicolay's departure, the band went without a guitarist and then added guitarist Selvidge, who has remained with the group upon Nicolay's return in 2016. Judd Counsell played drums until 2005.
What can I expect from The Holdy Steady concert?
The Hold Steady concerts promise a guitar-heavy show for fans who want to rock out. The band's 2019 tour stops at some smaller and more intimate venues, which will give fans the chance to get up close and personal with the band. The Hold Steady concerts vary in length with some just 12 songs long while others are as long as 27 songs!
What's The Hold Steady's setlist like
The band's most frequently played songs include "Stuck Between Stations," "Your Little Hoodrat Friend," "Chips Ahoy!," "Sequestered in Memphis" and "You Can Make Him Like You."Back to Top
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