The Hold Steady are announcing plans for a very special 2020 edition of Massive Nights, the band’s legendary multi-night celebration of music and community held each year at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Bowl. Set for December 3, 4, and 5, Massive Nights will be livestreamed around the world, allowing everyone everywhere to raise a glass and sing a favorite song alongside fellow fans far and wide. Single-night tickets and three-day passes will be available to the general public beginning today, October 30, at 10AM ET, exclusively via FANS.LIVE; limited tickets to an additional Soundcheck/Happy Hour event on Friday, December 4 will also be on sale.
THE HOLD STEADY
MASSIVE NIGHTS 2020
LIVE FROM THE BROOKLYN BOWL
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3 – 9:00 PM ET
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 – SOUNDCHECK/HAPPY HOUR
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 – 9:00 PM ET
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 – 5:00 PM ET (10:00 PM GMT)
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November 27 will see the Hold Steady celebrate the 10th anniversary of their fifth studio album, HEAVEN IS WHENEVER, with a very special double-album reissue. HEAVEN IS WHENEVER Deluxe Edition arrives on black vinyl and limited edition colored vinyl plus a number of exclusive bundles – including limited edition T-shirts, bandanas, and THS face masks. Pre-orders are available now via theholdsteady.net. The newly remastered vinyl and CD versions of HEAVEN IS WHENEVER Deluxe Edition collect nine rare and previously unreleased bonus songs as well as liner notes by Drive-By Truckers co-founding singer-songwriter-guitarist Patterson Hood. The digital release of HEAVEN IS WHENEVER Deluxe Edition will be joined by six additional previously unreleased songs available exclusively at DSPs.
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Produced by longtime collaborator Dean Baltulonis, HEAVEN IS WHENEVER marked the band’s first following the temporary departure of keyboardist Franz Nicolay. Fueled by such singles as “Hurricane J,” “Rock Problems,” “The Weekenders,” and “Barely Breathing,” the album made a top 5 debut on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart and a top 10 debut on “Top Rock Albums” upon its May 4, 2010 release while also entering the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #26 – the Hold Steady’s highest chart position thus far.
“Everyone seems to have an opinion about our fifth album,” say The Hold Steady. “Here in 2020, we’re very proud of HEAVEN IS WHENEVER. It’s the sound of a band pushing through difficult times by making music about that very struggle. It acknowledges suffering as part of human life. And with all the extra songs that we recorded beyond the album tracks, it’s a testament to the band’s willingness to show up and try to work through uncertainty. Happy 10 years to HEAVEN IS WHENEVER!”