The War on Drugs Tour with The Hold Steady

At the end of March The War on Drugs will finally embark on their first full nationwide U.S. tour since the release of their debut album -- Wagonwheel Blues -- last June. Why the long wait do you ask? The folks in the UK and mainland Europe have been gobbling up The War on Drugs' curious new take on a American highway rock with such fury and fervent that The War on Drugs have had to oblige. All their time in Europe has honed The War on Drugs into a viciously tight trio.

Even better, The War on Drugs have been invited to open for one of the most exciting live bands in America, The Hold Steady. Last year, Craig Finn listed Wagonwheel Blues in his top five albums of 2008 on Pitchfork and said "they made an amazing record that I was obsessed with for most of the year." Dates after the break.

The War on Drugs - "Taking the Farm"