The Hold Steady, Deer Tick At Toad’s Place In April

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The Hold Steady and Deer Tick play Toad's Place in New Haven on April 18. (Mark Seliger Photo.)

The Hold Steady and Deer Tick play Toad’s Place in New Haven on April 18. (Mark Seliger Photo.)

Deer Tick and the Hold Steady will tour together this April, stopping in Connecticut for a show at Toad’s Place in New Haven on Friday, April 18, according to a press release and both band websites.

The two bands are scheduled to play 10 shows together between April 17-30, starting in Boston and working their way down to Dallas. (Deer Tick also performs at Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Norfolk on Wednesday, March 5.)

I spoke to Deer Tick’s John McCauley, last summer, shortly before the album “Negativity” was released (and before he married singer Vanessa Carlton, with friend Stevie Nicks presiding over the nuptials).

“There are moments on there of loud and obnoxious rock and roll [on "Negativity"],” McCauley said at the time. “We’ll definitely do more hard rock stuff in the future. I think the writing’s really good on the album, and I think that’s what’s most important.”

(John Adamian interviewed the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn one year prior to that for the Hartford Advocate and CT.com; read his interview here.)

Tickets ($22.50-$25) go on sale this Friday, Feb. 14 at noon; visit toadsplace.com. Here’s the complete list of dates:

Thursday, April 17 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Friday, April 18 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
Monday, April 21 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
Tuesday, April 22 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
Wednesday, April 23 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
Friday, April 25 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
Saturday, April 26 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
Monday, April 28 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
Tuesday, April 29 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
Wednesday, April 30 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

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