ROBERT FINLEY TOURS EUROPE
FOLLOWING RELEASE OF ACCLAIMED
DAN AUERBACH-PRODUCED ALBUMGOIN’ PLATINUM!
“Right from the first farking note, this s*** is dope!” – Taj Mahal
"He's one of the most dynamic personalities I've ever been around. The first time I heard his voice in person, it almost knocked me over." – Dan Auerbach
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Soul and blues singer Robert Finleyhas confirmed 11/13European tour dates in November and December as part of the first full tour in support of his acclaimed, Dan Auerbach-produced album, Goin’ Platinum!. The European leg comprises concerts in Norway, Holland, UK, Belgium, Germany, France and Switzerland. See below for details. Tickets go on sale on September 7.
Robert Finley released his second studio album, Goin’ Platinum!, in December via Easy Eye Sound. The record, which includes the singles ‘Get It While You Can’,‘Medicine Woman’and ‘Holy Wine’, captures a singer at his prime, surrounded by all-time-great session musicians with skill to match his singular voice, including drummer Gene Chrisman (Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin) keys player Bobby Woods (JJ Cale, Bobby Womack), horns players from Preservation Hall and legendary guitarist Duane Eddy. ‘This year’s best classic R&B album,’ proclaimed the Guardian. ‘Fantastic,’ wrote Mojo. ‘Goin’ Platinum! ranks alongside the work of the great soul voices Solomon Burke, Syl Johnson and Al Green.’ The album was co-written and produced by The Black Key’s Dan Auerbachand also features writing credits by legendary songwriters John Prine, Nick Lowe, and Pat McLaughlin. “These guys are legends in their own time,” Finley says. “I’m grateful to be part of the team and working with such extraordinary guys. We hooked up the soul and rock and roll and made one hell of a record.”
Goin’ Platinum! was the second release on Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound label, distributed by Auerbach's longtime label Nonesuch Records. Easy Eye Sound is built equally around Auerbach’s Easy Eye Studio in Nashville, where The Black Keys recorded their last two albums, as well as the collection of famous session musicians that have come to call the studio home. Subsequent releases have included ones by Chuck Auerbach, Shannon & The Clams, Shannon Shaw, Sonny Smith, Dee White, and Link Wray. Auerbach says, “Sometimes I feel I created my own Field of Dreams. I built the studio because I knew something was going to happen. I built it to accommodate live musicians playing, and then all of a sudden the best musicians in Nashville show up, and it’s happening.”