The Drive-By Truckers will release a deluxe, 5-LP/3-CD live album on October 30th, via ATO Records.
Recorded over three nights at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium, the 35 tracks on It’s Great to Be Alive! span the entire history and every lineup of the band, even including a song originally by Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley’s prior band, the Alabama-based Adam’s Housecat.
There will also be a truncated, 2-LP, 13-track version of the set called This Weekend’s the Night. All versions are currently available for pre-order on the band’s website at http://www.drivebytruckers.com.
Meanwhile, the Truckers will embark on a late-summer/early-fall road trek on August 15th that includes a number of dates opening for Alabama Shakes and a headlining show at Augusta’s Jessye Norman Amphitheater on Oct. 9th.