THE HOLD STEADY announce Rough Trade UK instores | New album ‘The Price of Progress’ out 31st March





Announce Rough Trade UK instores

New album The Price of Progress out 31st March via Positive Jams / Thirty Tigers

The Weekender live shows take place across March 10-12 in London


The Hold Steady have announced a run of March UK instore appearances, ahead of the release of their new album The Price of Progress.

Wed 8 March – London Rough Trade East – Doors 7pm / Show 8pmThu 9 March – Bristol Rough Trade – Doors 12 Noon / Show 12:30pmThu 9 March – Nottingham Rough Trade – Doors 7pm / Show 7:45pm

Tickets are available now here.

“We are very excited to be celebrating our 20 year anniversary as a band, as well as our upcoming record The Price of Progress, with in store appearances at Rough Trade Stores in London, Bristol, and Nottingham. We’ll be playing songs new and old as well as doing a signing for attendees. Come on down, say hello, and be a part of our first UK in store appearances in many years. Stay Positive!”  The Hold Steady

Pre-order The Hold Steady’s new album The Price Of Progress (released 31 March) and reserve your spot for this very special performance by the band. Anyone pre-ordering will also receive a limited edition poster to collect at the event and get signed by The Hold Steady.

Pre-order The Price of Progress here.

Two singles from the new album have been release so far. Share ‘Sideways Skull’ and ‘Sixers’ on YouTube below.



The Price of Progress arrives as The Hold Steady mark the 20th anniversary of their foundation bringing new ideas, sounds, and textures to a still-evolving canon of nine studio album releases that began with 2004’s Almost Killed Me. The album was produced by longtime collaborator Josh Kaufman at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY, and mixed by D. James Goodwin. The Price of Progress stands as their most sonically expansive record thus far, while also remaining unmistakably The Hold Steady showcasing narrative rock ‘n’ roll tales of ordinary people struggling and surviving in a modern world. The front and back of the album cover feature photographs by renowned Minneapolis-based photographer Alec Soth.

“These are some of the most cinematic songs in The Hold Steady catalog,” says Finn, “and the record was a joy to make. I feel like we went somewhere we haven’t before, which is a very exciting thing for a band that is two decades into our career.”

The Hold Steady will celebrate The Price of Progress with a wide-ranging live schedule which includes the 2023 edition of The Weekender, the band’s annual multi-night live event for fans in the United Kingdom and Europe, set to take place at London’s Electric Ballroom (March 10-11) and Colours Hoxton (March 12). This will be followed by more shows throughout the US. Tickets for all announced shows are on sale now. For complete details, please visit


MARCH 2023

Mar 10 – The Weekender at Electric Ballroom, London, UKMar 11 – The Weekender at Electric Ballroom, London, UKMar 12 – Colours Hoxton, London, UK (SOLD OUT)