Drive-By Truckers Share Live Version of “Girls Who Smoke”


Photo by David McClister
Photo by David McClister

Drive-By Truckers have announced a 5 LP/3 CD live album, It’s Great to Be Alive!, to be released 10/30. The 35-track set spans three nights of performances at San Francisco’s famed Filmore Auditorium.

“We originally began thinking of ‘The Live Album’ (as we called it for several years) as first and foremost a collection of songs spanning our entire career as DBT,” the band’s Patterson Hood writes in the album’s liner notes. “Part of the joy of this incarnation of the band has been digging back and seeing what this band can do with songs from various periods of our history. I’m proud of every lineup we’ve had and of the records that we’ve made, but this incarnation has brought a primal energy and personal camaraderie to the process that takes it all to new levels and we’ve been really excited about capturing that.”

Two versions of the album will be available – the full five vinyl/three CD set, or a two vinyl, thirteen track edition called This Weekend’s the  Night. Pre-order It’s Great to Be Alive! here. Listen to “Girls Who Smoke,” the first track the band has shared from the set, and check out tour dates below.

9/11 – Urbana, IL – Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Guitar Festival

9/12 – Bloomington, IN – Bluebird Nightclub

9/13 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival

9/15 – Greensboro, NC – The Cone Denim Center

9/17 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Center for the Performing Arts*

9/18 – Washington DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion*

9/19 – New York, NY – Forest Hills Stadium*

10/8 – Asheville, NC – Sierra Nevada Amphitheater

10/9 – Augusta, GA – Jessye Norman Amphitheater

10/10 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live Theatre

10/11 – Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre

10/13 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall

10/15 – Austin, TX – The Scoot Inn

10/16 – New Braunfels, TX – Gruene Hall

10/17 – New Orleans, LA – Joy Theater

10/20 – Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room

10/21 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre

10/22 – Hattiesburg, MS – Brewsky’s

10/23 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre

10/24 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

11/13 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

11/14 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall

11/15 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre

11/17 – Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre

11/19 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29

11/20 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom

11/21 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom

* with Alabama Shakes

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