We’re playing a couple of Living Room Shows. No stage, no sound system! Very limited number of tickets available for each show. Come out and say “Hello!”

January 27 : Metuchen, NJ – TICKETS
January 28 : Southampton PA – TICKETS

See you there!

Hello Friends! Maybe you heard the news? We’re making a new album with our long-time producer/collaborator Eric “Roscoe” Ambel. The songs are all there and recording is underway! We’re shooting for a Spring 2015 release on Bloodshot Records. Bloodshot has always been very supportive and this time is no different (best record label ever!!!). But we’re trying something different with this album. Basically, instead of traveling to New York and trying to make the entire record in a single 10-day period, we’re breaking it up into several 4-day sessions at Sawhorse Studios in Saint Louis. This way we can focus more on the music and not be up against the clock. We’ve already recorded the first four songs and everything is sounding amazing. We want to keep the quality high and make the best possible album for you. Doing it this way is costing more than our previous albums, so we came up with a plan to raise funds for anyone who wants to help and you’ll get some very cool limited edition stuff in exchange.

Here’s the deal:

Executive Producer Package

1. Limited Edition “Executive Producer” T-shirt.
This new shirt was designed by the incredibly talented Chris Kro and is only available as part of this fund raiser. There will be no re-prints after the sales period is over.

2. Limited Edition Postcard with Demo Song Download Code.
Postcard with a download code to get an exclusive demo recording of a song from the album. Not available anywhere else.

3. Your name in the liner notes of our new album.
That’s right! We’ll put your name in the liner notes of our new album as an executive producer.


The fund raiser will end on Tuesday, January 12. All packages will be shipped to arrive by February 14th.

That’s it. Your support is greatly appreciated! We think this will be your favorite Bottle Rockets album yet.

The Bottle Rockets
Brian, Mark, John and Keith

* Please note: The new album is not included in this limited edition merchandise package. The album will be available for purchase in-stores and online from Bloodshot Records later in the spring (exact release date TBA).


We’re excited to be playing a hometown show on Thanksgiving Weekend at Off Broadway! This is always a great venue. Come out and have fun with us. Jesse Charles Hammock II will be opening the show. Get there early because he’s great!

Saturday, November 29
Off Broadway
3509 Lemp Ave
St Louis MO

Doors open at 7pm
Show starts at 8pm
This is an all ages event!


Hello friends! We’re playing a few shows in October and November. Come out and say hello! It’ll be more fun with you there.

Oct 15 : Centennial Festival of Riverboats – Louisville, KY

Oct 16 : Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR

Oct 17 : Harvest Fest – Mullberry Mountain – Ozark, AR

Nov 29 : Off Broadway – St Louis, MO

We’re headed west!!! It’s been a few years since we’ve been out there. Please help us spread the word about these shows. See you soon.

Aug 20 : Blue Door – Oklahoma City OK *
Aug 21 : Continental Club – Austin TX *
Aug 22 : Continental Club – Houston TX *
Aug 23 : The Foundry – Dallas TX
Aug 25 : Rhythm Room – Phoenix AZ
Aug 26 : Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles CA *
Aug 27 : Saint Rocke – Hermosa Beach CA *
Aug 28 : Lobero Theatre – Santa Barbara CA *
Aug 29 : Great American Music Hall – San Francisco CA *
Aug 30 : City Winery – Napa CA *

* with Marshall Crenshaw

Info and ticket links here.


Today 93XRT and FitzGerald’s Nightclub announced the 33rd Annual American Music Festival. This year on July 4th the festival will celebrate Bloodshot’s 20th Anniversary with a lineup featuring artists spanning the entire timeline of the label. Yes, you can celebrate the births of America and Bloodshot simultaneously. Let the beer floweth accordingly…

The lineup will include:
Alejandro Escovedo
Bottle Rockets
Robbie Fulks
Cory Branan

And Bloodshot friends Shinyribs, The Dyes, Billy Joe Shaver, and more!

Advance tickets, $30 per day, go on sale at 11 a.m. May 16 at TicketWeb and in person at FitzGerald’s. A 4-day pass, $100, is available at TicketWeb only (lanyard picked up at will call on July 2).

Get the full scoop via The Chicago Sun-Times
And more info via FitzGerald’s

God bless America, and in Bloodshot we trust.

The Bottle Rockets made a pit stop at Bloodshot headquarters in Chicago during their last tour, and they performed “White Trash,” a 1989 song by Chicken Truck, the band that evolved into The Bottle Rockets, live on camera for the first time.

The original version of the song appears on the 2013 ‘Bottle Rockets/The Brooklyn Side’ deluxe reissue.


Spring & Summer Shows!

April 17, 2014

We’ve got a bunch of shows coming up in the next few months.

May 29 : The Magic Bag – Ferndale MI
Co-headline with James McMurtry

May 30 : Rhythm & Brews – Wapakoneta OH
Co-headline with James McMurtry

May 31 : Kent Stage – Kent OH
Co-headline with James McMurtry

June 01 : Nelsonville Music Fest – Nelsonville OH
Info & Tickets

June 03 : Sportsmen’s Tavern – Buffalo NY
Co-headline with James McMurtry

June 04 : Water Street Music Hall – Rochester NY
Co-headline with James McMurtry

June 05 : The Egg – Albany NY
Co-headline with James McMurtry

June 06 : Johnny D’s – Somerville MA
Bottle Rockets headline (no James McMurtry on this show)

June 07 : Roots on the River Festival – Bellows Falls VT
Co-headline with James McMurtry

June 28 : Moccasin Creek Festival – Effingham IL
with Fred Eaglesmith, Robbie Fulks and others

July 04 : FitzGerald’s American Music Festival – Berwyn IL
Bloodshot’s 20th Anniversary!
with Alejandro Escovedo, Robbie Fulks, Cory Branan, Billy Joe Shaver and more!

July 07 : Chico’s Barn – Bovina NY
with special guests ESQUELA
Info & Tickets

July 08 : City Winery – New York NY – SOLD OUT
Co-headline with Marshall Crenshaw

July 09 : TBA
Co-headline with Marshall Crenshaw

July 10 : Concerts In The Studio – Freehold NJ
Co-headline with Marshall Crenshaw

August 23 : The Foundry – Dallas TX

October 17 : Harvest Music Festival – Ozark AR
full line-up to be announced soon

That’s it for now. We’ll see you at the show.



Steve Earle welcomes the Bottle Rockets for a special episode of his “Hardcore Troubadour Radio” show, featuring a full throttle electric in-studio performance including a brand new song!

Tune in for the premiere on SiriusXM Outlaw Country, Channel 60 on Saturday 2/15 9 pm ET, with replays on Sunday 2/16 9 am ET; Monday 2/17 1 am ET; Tuesday 2/18 Midnight ET and Wednesday 2/19 9 pm ET or listen OnDemand at or on the mobile app.


We’re doing more co-headline shows with Marshall Crenshaw. We’ll be playing our full set and then joining Marshall on stage as his backing band for a full set of his songs. These shows are always fun. See you there!

Feb 26: The Southgate House // Newport KY
Feb 28: Old Town School of Folk @ 7PM // Chicago IL
Feb 28: Old Town School of Folk @ 10PM // Chicago IL
Mar 01: Wooly’s // Des Moines IA
Mar 02: Sunday Roadhouse at The Waiting Room // Omaha NE
Mar 03: Knuckleheads // Kansas City MO

Ticket links can be found HERE.