The Hold Steady Tours, Covers Springsteen, Makes Documentary



The Hold Steady, one of the greatest and most consistent rock bands of this generation, is releasing a live documentary called A Positive Rage, which, considering their live reputation, should be phenomenal. The DVD comes out on April 7th, along with an extra live album.

Make sure to check out the band's fantastic cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City" (for the latest charity covers album, War Child: Heroes), right here. The cover adds horns to brilliant effect, and since Finn already sounds a lot like Springsteen, it works really well overall. Listen to the cover:

And click on for the documentary trailer and the band's many upcoming tour dates, courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan.The trailer:

Mar 18-21 - SXSW, Austin, TX
Mar 30 - The Fillmore New York At Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Mar 31 - Valentine's Albany, NY
Apr 1 - Tralf Music Hall Buffalo, NY
Apr 2 - Calvin College Fine Arts Center Grand Rapids, MI
Apr 3 - Illini Courtyard Cafe Urbana, IL
Apr 4 - Jake's Nightclub Bloomington, IN
Apr 6 - Gargoyle St. Louis, MO
Apr 7 - The Picador Iowa City, IA
Apr 8 - Slowdown Omaha, NE
Apr 10 - Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Apr 11 - The Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 13 - Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
Apr 14 - Harrah's Tahoe South Shore Room Stateline, NV
Apr 15 - Harlow's Sacramento, CA
Apr 17 - Coachella Indio, CA
May 10 - SECC (supporting Counting Crows) Glasgow, UK
May 11 - Manchester Evening News Arena (supporting Counting Crows) Manchester, UK
May 13 - NIA (supporting Counting Crows) Birmingham, UK
May 14 - Wembley Arena (supporting Counting Crows) London, UK
May 16 - Cardiff Arena (supporting Counting Crows) Cardiff, UK
May 18 - BIC (supporting Counting Crows) Bournemouth, UK
May 19 - Royal Centre (supporting Counting Crows) Nottingham, UK
May 21 - Academy (supporting Counting Crows) Brixton, UK
May 30 - Mountain Jam Hunter Mountain, NY