Drive-By Truckers coming to the Tampa Theatre in Tampa
The last time Drive-By Truckers booked a show in Tampa, things got kind of messy. The southern rockers were scheduled to play a private show at the Ritz Ybor during the Republican National Convention when word leaked about their performance, prompting frontman Patterson Hood to bow out.
"We're not being sneaky, but playing a private function is not the same as having a public face shown hanging out at the RNC," Hood wrote on Facebook.
Hopefully all political rancor will be off the plate when Drive-By Truckers return to Tampa with a show at the Tampa Theatre on June 3. Tickets to the show are $26-$32 and they'll go on sale Friday. Click here for details.
Regardless of your political stripes, Tampa music fans come out winners in this one. Garden and Gun magazine recently called Hood "The Southern Springsteen," and they've beome one of the South's top alt-country-rock groups. In a week they'll release English Oceans, their 10th studio album. It may not have the same ring as some of their other albums (Gangstabilly; Pizza Deliverance; Alabama Ass Whuppin'; Ugly Buildings, Whores and Politicians), but it's bound to be just as soulful.
-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*