Hold Steady kicking off 4 ‘Boys & Girls’ shows w/ secret openers (tix at the door) ++ special podcasts
The Hold Steady will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their most loved album, Boys and Girls in America, on tour in 2017, but first they're doing a four-night run in Brooklyn starting tonight (11/30). They'll be at Brooklyn Bowl from tonight through Saturday (12/3), with a different surprise opener every night. Doors are at 6 PM for all shows. Tonight's opener goes on at 8:45 with THS taking the stage at 9:45. Thursday's opener is at 8:30 and THS at 9:30. Friday and Saturday have the opener going on at 9:15 and TBS at 10:15. All four shows are sold out, but there will be a limited amount of tickets at the box office for each show. More info below.
None of the openers have been announced, but THS have been dropping hints on their Facebook about who the openers are gonna be. The band gave these three hints for tonight's show, and we don't know for sure, but we can't help but agree with some of the Facebook commenters that it looks a lot like Titus Andronicus.
UPDATE: Night 1 happened with Titus Andronicus. THS revealed the night 2 opener is Laura Stevenson and advance tickets are back on sale.
UPDATE 2: The night 4 opener is... Lifter Puller!
Meanwhile, The Hold Steady have also been putting out podcast episodes where members look back on their albums Almost Killed Me and Separation Sunday, which both got reissued earlier this month. Each episode has frontman Craig Finn talking to a different member of the band. Check them all out below.
HOLD STEADY BROOKLYN BOWL SHOWS INFO
To help everyone navigate the next four days, here are the answers to some FAQ:
Most of you already have your tickets electronically or for print at home, or should know if you are picking them up at the Brooklyn Bowl Box Office.
Please bring your I.D. Brooklyn Bowl is a 21+ venue and any tickets picked up at the box office require your I.D. You are also recommended to have your confirmation number.
The Box Office opens at 6pm each day.
Have friends and future fans without tickets? There are a limited, but significant, number of tickets for sale each day at the box office when it opens at 6pm.
They will cost $45, CASH ONLY.
3-Day Pass Ticket Holders ONLY:
Your tickets are good for Thursday, Friday & Saturday ONLY.
You will need to check in at WILL CALL/BOX OFFICE EACH NIGHT. You will NOT receive a hard ticket for entry.
Merch Bundle Ticket Holders ONLY:
Your ticket is good for the night(s) you purchased.
You will need to check in at WILL CALL/BOX OFFICE the night of the show you are attending.
You will NOT receive a hard ticket.
Please go to the MERCH BOOTH to collect your pre-order t-shirt/poster. The items ARE NOT at the Brooklyn Bowl Box Office.
Yes, you can collect your purchase anytime during the evening, including post-concert, as Brooklyn Bowl stays open for at least 30 minutes following the show.
There will be a section of the merch booth for pre-order pick-up operating before and after the show.
Please tell us your name, you’ll be checked off the list and handed your t-shirt and/or poster.
The poster will not be tubed, but will be in rubber bands.
Soundcheck/Happy Hour Ticket Holders, you will be emailed separately with further details for Friday.
Are going to be damn fun.
Besides that, here is is the schedule for each night:
Wednesday, November 30:
Mystery Opener #1 Set Time: 8:45PM
The Hold Steady Show Time: 9:45
Brooklyn Bowl has a soft curfew of midnight.
Thursday, December 1:
Mystery Opener #2 Set Time: 8:30PM
The Hold Steady Show Time: 9:30PM
Brooklyn Bowl remains open following the show until 2am for a DJ Night featuring Questlove. THS Ticket holders can stay without extra entry requirements.
Friday, December 2:
Mystery Opener #3 Set Time: 9:15PM
The Hold Steady Show Time: 10:15PM
Brooklyn Bowl remains open following the show until 2am for a DJ NightTHS Ticket holders can stay without extra entry requirements.
Saturday, December 3:
Mystery Opener #4 Set Time: 9:15
The Hold Steady Show Time: 10:15PM
Brooklyn Bowl remains open following the show until 2am for a DJ Night. THS Ticket holders can stay without extra entry requirements.
There will be plenty of The Unified Scene on site to answer additional questions and make your evenings that much more awesome.