Drive-By Truckers Reveals Details Of New American Band Album, Shares First Single “Surrender Under Protest”

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Just in time for the band’s 20th anniversary, Drive-By Truckers announced American group, their eleventh studio album. The South Georgia-by-way-of-Alabama rockers will release the 11-song collection via ATO on September 30. Ahead of the album, the band shared “Surrender Under Protest,” a new track from the album, to NPR.

American group is a rock and roll call to arms as well as a musical reset button for our band and the country we live in,” the band’s Patterson Hood wrote in a statement. “Most importantly, we see it as the start of some conversations that we as a people absolutely need to start having if we ever hope to break down the divisions that threaten to tear us apart.

“Drive-By Truckers celebrates its twentieth anniversary as a group in an election year where some people are trying to define what it is to be American. Definitions based on an outdated ideology of prejudice and fear. We proclaim loud and clear that these people don’t speak for us. America is and always has been a land of immigrants and ideals. Ideals that we often have not achieved, but it is the effort that keeps us going. gave every claim to greatness that we had. That’s what America means to us and “We’re an American band.”

Listen to “Surrender Under Protest” via NPR here. Check out the American Band track listing and a list of recently announced tour dates below.

AMERICAN GROUP LIST OF TRACKS:

1) Ramon Casiano

2) Flags darkened at dawn

3) Surrender under protest

4) Umpqua Cannons

5) Dirty and fried

6) When the sun don’t shine

7) perverse hypocrites

8) Always south

9) What this means

10) Once they banned Imagine

11) Baggage

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AMERICAN GROUP TOUR – NORTH AMERICA 2016

JULY

13 New York, NY Lowdown Hudson Music Fest*

17 Alta, WY 12and Annual Targhee Festival*

AUGUST

19 Aspen, CO Belly Up

20 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater #

27 Lexington, Kentucky Moontower Music Festival *

SEPTEMBER

16 Toronto, Ontario Toronto Urban Roots Festival*

17 Fredericton, NB Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival *

23 Kansas City, Mo. Crossroads @

24 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue ##

25 Sioux Falls, SD The District ##

28 Missoula, Montana The Wilma ##

29 Seattle, WA Showbox at Market ##

30 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom ##

OCTOBER

1 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom ##

2 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater ##

5 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades ##

6 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore ##

7 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore ##

8 Lake Tahoe, California Montbleau Resort Casino ##

11 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom ##

12 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom ##

13 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern ##

14 San Luis Obispo, CA Fremont Theater ##

15 Scottsdale, AZ Livewire ##

* Appearance at the festival

# with Yonder Mountain String Band and special guests Preservation Hall Jazz Band

@ with Son Volt (Trio)

## with special guest Lydia Loveless

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