Drive-By Truckers headline Lake Tahoe’s MontBleu
Rock band Drive-By Truckers brings its politically inspired setlist to Stateline on Saturday, Oct. 8, with a performance at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa that begins at 8 p.m. The group’s newest album, “American Band,” released on Sept. 30, focusing on issues currently defining our country.
“These songs are mostly set front and center in the current political arena with songs dealing with our racial and cultural divisions, gun violence, mass shootings,” states the band’s Facebook biography.
The members of Drive-By Truckers, celebrating their 20th anniversary together, have always considered themselves to be a political band. “American Band” draws inspiration from the 2016 election year, which is riddled with people figuring out what it means to be an American.
“Definitions based on some outdated ideology of prejudice and fear. We are loudly proclaiming that those people don’t speak for us. America is and always has been a land of immigrants and ideals. Ideals that we have often fallen short of achieving, but it’s the striving that has given us whatever claims to greatness we have had.
“That’s what America means to us and ‘We’re an American Band,’” states the biography.
Learn more about Drive-By Truckers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit the band’s website http://www.drivebytruckers.com.
Tickets for the concert start at $35, plus tax and fees, and are available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. concert.
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa is located at 55 U.S. 50 in Stateline.
— Lake Tahoe Action