​Franz Nicolay to Rejoin the Hold Steady for 10th Anniversary 'Boys & Girls in America' Tour

​Franz Nicolay to Rejoin the Hold Steady for 10th Anniversary 'Boys & Girls in America' Tour
The Hold Steady released their latest LP Teeth Dreams back in 2014, but the band will be celebrating some of their older material on an upcoming tour. The string of shows will mark the 10th anniversary of the group's excellent 2006 album Boys & Girls in America — and in some extra exciting news, the tour will see the band re-team with their former keyboardist Franz Nicolay.
 
Nicolay performed as a guest on the group's 2004 debut Almost Killed Me, before becoming a fully credited member for three albums, last appearing on 2008's Stay Positive. He left the band in 2010 to pursue other creative endeavours.
 
The new tour dates were expected to be announced today (May 5), but have been delayed by two weeks while some details are ironed out.
 
Piling on the good news, though, the Hold Steady further revealed that their first two albums, 2004's Almost Killed Me and 2005's Separation Sunday, will be getting reissued on vinyl through Frenchkiss Records.
 
While we await full details of the upcoming tour and vinyl releases, relive the glory of Boys & Girls in America cut "Chips Ahoy!" below.