drive-by on stand-by

patterson hood has come down with walking pneumonia, causing tonight's drive-by truckers performance to be postponed until march 26. photo by matt pence.

tonight's drive-by truckers concert at the dame has been postponed due to the illlness of patterson hood (above). photo by matt pence.

Looks like the Drive-By Truckers won’t be trucking back to The Dame after all – at least, not yet.

The Athens, Ga. band has postponed all of its concerts this week – beginning with tonight’s Dame date – due to the illness of singer/guitarist/co-founder Patterson Hood. The performance is being rescheduled for March 26.

Hood has been diagnosed with walking pneumonia. The remaining Truckers carried on without him last weekend. One fansite posted a recording of the band’s Saturday performance at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club and playfully re-dubbed the band The Drive-By Cooleys as co-guitarist, founder, singer and longtime Hood pal Mike Cooley wound up having to carry the bulk of the vocal load.

The Dame show, along with subsequent performances in Milwaukee, St. Louis, Memphis and Tuscaloosa, have all been bumped to late March to give Hood more time to recuperate. The band will then play Atlanta and Australia with veteran R&B keyboardist Booker T. Jones in support of their soon-to-be-released collaborative album Potato Hole.

Tickets purchased online, at CD Central or at The Dame’s box office will be honored for the rescheduled date. If preferred, refunds can be obtained at point-of-purchase.

The Dame will still be open tonight. Only with the Truckers not in town, it will a mighty modest Fat Tuesday.

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