June 27, 2024- Belasco Theatre, Los Angeles Words by Cynthia Steindorff Photos by A Rood Photography.

Muscle Shoals, Alabama’s by-way-of Athens, Georgia’s Drive-By Truckers packed The Belasco for the Los Angeles stop on their highly anticipated “Southern Rock Opera Revisited” tour.

The band is fronted by Trucker stalwarts, co-lead vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, along with multi-instrumentalists/vocalists Jay Gonzalez and Matthew Patton, and drummer Brad Morgan. They performed their entire critically-acclaimed, double, third album, 2001’s autobiographical via Lynyrd Skynyrd-homage “Southern Rock Opera” as well as an assortment of fan-favorites and deeper cuts.

Along with a wealth of humorous and heartfelt anecdotes and homespun stories with colorful band banter throughout, they delighted their dedicated fans and no doubt enlightened many new ones to their rightful place in the legacy of Southern Rock.


Days of Graduation

Ronnie and Neil

72 (This Highway’s Mean)

Dead, Drunk, and Naked

Guitar Man Upstairs


Ramon Casiano

The Three Great Alabama Icons

The Southern Thing

Surrender Under Protest


Made Up English Oceans

Plastic Flowers on the Highway

Primer Coat

Mystery Song

Zip City

Let There Be Rock

Every Single Storied Flameout

Road Cases

Women Without Whiskey

Life in the Factory

Shut Up and Get on the Plane

Greenville to Baton Rouge

Angels and Fuselage

Keep On Smilin’
(Wet Willie cover)

Check out the full gallery of photos from this night here.

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