Premiere: Hold Steady: “Hurricane J”

Here it is! “Hurricane J”, the first single from the new Hold Steady album, Heaven Is Whenever. (It’s out May 4 in North America on Vagrant and May 3 on Rough Trade in Europe.) Frontman Craig Finn may have called the new album “less anthemic” in a press release, but you wouldn‘t know it from “Hurricane J”.

The Hold Steady hit the road starting next week, and continue through the summer. Dates below:

04-02 Ardsley, NY – LIFE The Place to Be *
04-03 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place *
04-05 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground *
04-06 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street *
04-07 Albany, NY – Linda Norris Auditorium *
04-08 Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater *
04-09 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby‘s *
04-10 Syracuse, NY – The Wescott Theater *
04-12 Rochester, NY – The Club at Water Street Music Hall *
04-13 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom *
04-14 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel Club Lounge *
04-15 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St. *
04-16 Harrisburg, PA – Appalachian Brewing Company *
05-04 Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern #
05-05 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey #
05-06 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore #
05-29 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
06-12 Newport, England – Isle of Wrght Festival
06-14 Paris, France – Fleche D’Or
06-15 Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9
06-16 Berlin, Germany – Frannz Club
06-17 Munich, Germany – 59.1
06-19 Neuhausen ob Eck, Germany – Southside Festival
06-20 Sheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
06-21 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkeg
06-22 London, England – HMV Forum
06-24 Vitoria, Spain – Azkena Rock Festival
06-26 Manchester, England – Academy 2
07-01 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest

* with the Oranges Band
# with the Donkeys