The Hold Steady will host their annual Massive Nights 2020 livestream celebration on December 3-5. Brooklyn Bowl will livestream the event to showcase The Hold Steady’s music and allow viewers to enjoy the show from the comfort of their own homes. Music kicks off on December 3 and 4 at 9 p.m. and on December 5 at 5 p.m.
The Hold Steady plan to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their fifth studio album, Heaven Is Whenever with a special double-album reissue set to release on November 27. The limited-edition vinyl and CD of Heaven Is Whenever Deluxe Edition will include nine unreleased bonus songs and liner notes by Drive-By Truckers co-founder and singer/songwriter/guitarist Patterson Hood. As a bonus, the digital version of the deluxe album will include six unreleased songs. Fans can pre-order the limited-edition album on the THS website.
On May 4, 2010, The Hold Steady released Heaven Is Whenever. making it their first release since the departure of keyboardist Franz Nicolay on January 20, 2010. The album debuted in the top 5 on Billboard’s “Top Alternative Albums” chart and made a top 10 debut on Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums.”
Everyone seems to have an opinion about our fifth album. 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 WheneverThe Hold Steady