Drive-By Truckers - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO - 06.08.24

Southern Rock Opera Revisited 2024

Drive-By Truckers

Set Times:
Drive-By Truckers – 8:00pm
Doors – 7:00pm
*Set times are approximate and subject to change without notice.

About Drive-By Truckers

Drive-By Truckers released their third ‘studio’ album Southern Rock Opera on September 11th, 2001. They self-released it on their own tiny Soul Dump label, pressing 5000 copies with a tiny budget they raised by crowdsourcing (as it’s come to be known), raising the money online from fans turned investors. They ended up selling 10,000 copies independently without any sort of distribution, mostly sold at shows during the massive tour that they booked themselves. A tour that began with 75 shows in 90 days and that stretched well into the following year.

The success of the Southern Rock Opera Tour and the album that inspired it led to the band getting proper management and being picked up by High Road Touring, who have been their agents ever since. The band signed their very first record deal with Lost Highway Records, who reissued the album in the summer of 2002 as the tour stretched to the end of the year. A trajectory that saw the band moving from small dive bars and sleeping on floors, to playing bigger rooms and theaters, and touring on a bus.

Southern Rock Opera became the first of a string of albums that has seen the critically...

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