Posted in music | tour dates on June 22, 2011

Truck America

The British music festival Truck Festival is returning to America again this year and back in the Catskills at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY from September 9-11. This year's Truck America will be headlined by The Hold Steady and Okkervil River. Other confirmed bands include Ra Ra Riot and Wye Oak, and an announcement with over 30 other bands is coming soon. Early Bird tickets are on sale now. The first 200 people who pre-order their passes will receive the special $99 rate for the entire weekend (kids can get in even cheaper).

Last year was the fest's first year in the US. Read more about it HERE.

Meanwhile, Okkervil River are finishing up a tour with Titus Andronicus. The Hold Steady head out at the end of August with The Donkeys for a short tour. Updated dates below...

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Okkervil River 2011 Tour Dates
June 22nd: Oakland, CA, US @ Fox Theater * &
June 23rd: Los Angeles, CA, US @ The Wiltern Theatre * $
June 24th: San Diego, CA, US @ Belly Up Tavern * $
June 25th: Tucson, AZ, US @ Rialto Theatre * $
June 27th: Albuquerque, US @ Sunshine Theatre
June 28th: Lubbock, TX, US @ Jake's *
July 3rd: Des Moines, US @ 80/35 Festival
August 22nd: Redmond, WA, US @ Marymoor Amphitheater with The Decemberists
August 23rd: Vancouver BC, CA @ Malkin Bowl with The Decemberists
September 25th: Burlington, US @ Nor'Easter Festival
* w/ Titus Andronicus # w/ Future Islands
& w/ Julianna Barwick $ w/ NewVillager

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The Hold Steady 2011 Tour Dates
Aug 24 - Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom #
Aug 25 - Chicago, IL @ Metro #
Aug 26 - Omaha, NE @ Toyota Antics Block Party @ Slowdown Parking Lot (Free) #
Aug 27 - St. Louis, MO @ Forest Park (LouFest 2011)
Aug 28 - Louisville, KY @ Headliner's #
Aug 30 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse #
Aug 31 - Carrboro, NC @ CatÕs Cradle #
Sep 01 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
Sep 24 - Canton, MA @ Life is Good Festival
# w/ The Donkeys

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Comments (13)

I need to borrow a tent.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 2:11 PM

Hmmm, this may be interesting.

But probably not.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 2:25 PM

this had a chance until they announced the shitty headliner

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 2:29 PM

"this had a chance until they announced the shitty headliner"

Truck is a very small festival. Okkervil River is the "right-sized" headliner. New album is so/so, but overall a good album.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 3:55 PM

What's the point of going there just to see acts we see here in town all year long?
It's not a matter of size, it's a matter of uniqueness.
Remember ATP...?
Have something in common between the bands, make it less mainstream.

Posted by Me | June 22, 2011 4:00 PM

Okkervil was just here. Hold Steady is here all the time. WHAT IS THE DRAW to get me to go to the Catskills, other than the exceptional knishes?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 4:10 PM

the hold steady is fucking terrible, i don't need to go to big indian to discover that (again)

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 4:28 PM

the black keys would be a nice fit for this, though probably too big at this point

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 4:29 PM

Ra Ra Riot!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2011 5:09 PM

What a great lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2011 4:51 PM

Bands aside, the Full Moon is an effing gorgeous place in the mountains. We went last year and while the 50 bands they had were more or less amazing (Mercury Rev playing with an orchestra, White Rabbits, Here We Go Magic, the Jayhawks, et. al.) it was just as rad to be up all night drinking and playing billiards at high altitude next to a swimming pool with all the bands and then camping and waking up in the mountains.

Just sayin'.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2011 2:14 PM

A bunch of us went up last year and what you can't get at a NY show of these bands is the amazing experience where you can easily saunter several steps from the 3 stages. 1 in an old barn with a balcony, 2 the outdoor stage, and 3 the roadhouse bar that is just so vibey. What's different is the unique feel and heart of the people who put this festival together, as well as the late night fireside jams.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 11:00 PM

The added bonus being good trout fishing right there. Yeah, I know. So not hipster.

Posted by Anonymous | July 5, 2011 11:33 PM

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