The Hold Steady have long since sold out their two London shows in March, so they’re extending their visit.
The US band, who play Electric Ballroom on 9 and 10 March, are now also hosting a Sunday roast dinner at The Lexington on 11 March before playing the venue that night.
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Craig Finn | The Courtyard | 19 April
During Hold Steady gigs, Craig Finn opens his arms as if to embrace the audience. Tonight he does one better. He opens his heart.
There’s not just a vulnerability to performing alone with an acoustic guitar, these minimalist renditions give his already engaging musical stories fresh hits of immediacy and intimacy. Pair that with candid between-song chat, at times as poetic as his lyrics, and this evening in a rammed, sweaty basement venue is a masterclass in self-revelatory storytelling.
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Craig Finn is celebrating the release of his third solo album, ‘We All Want The Same Things’, with a UK tour that includes two London gigs.
He’s at The Courtyard on 19 April.
Three days later the Hold Steady frontman plays a “Living Room” show hosted by a fan. This house show is billed as an evening of music and conversation in an intimate setting, where Finn will perform the new songs and do a casual Q&A with the audience. Full details and tickets are available from Undertow Music.
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Craig Finn | We All Want The Same Things
Craig Finn gets it. Solo projects are meant for adventure. Going it alone, only to hire a bunch of new guys to approximate what you do in your day job, is pointless. And so, picking up where 2015’s ‘Faith In The Future’ left off, The Hold Steady frontman’s third LP continues his exploration of new sounds and storytelling styles.
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