Nashville transplant and renaissance man Dan Auerbach has stayed busy in the three years since the release of the last Black Keys record (2014’s Turn Blue). He has recorded and toured with supergroup The Arcs, released an impressive solo record, Waiting On A Song, earlier this year, and has notched a number of high profile, grammy-winning producer creds to his impressive resumé. He can now add flourishing label owner to that CV. Easy Eye Sound debuted with the release of Waiting On A Song earlier this year, and he has since signed an eclectic array of artists as he builds his roster, including bluesman Robert Finley and retro garage punks Shannon and the Clams.
Auerbach is gearing up for a “revue” style tour to introduce the public to the roster, with a 20 date tour kicking off in February of 2018, including a stop at The Ryman Auditorium on Feb. 25. Each show will features sets from the Easy Eye label-mates, and will be backed by The Easy Eye Sound house band, composed of local studs Gene “Bubba” Chrisman, Bobby Wood, Russ Pahl, and Dave Roe.
The full tour schedule is below, and tickets go on sale Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. CDT (click here for the Ryman date). While you are down there, dig into the video for Auerbach’s “Stand By My Girl,” the incredible single “Medicine Woman” from Finley’s upcoming Goin’ Platinum, and a fun live performance (with a John Waters introduction) from Shannon and the Clams’ set at Burger Boogaloo last year.
February 10: Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
February 11: Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
February 12: Seattle, WA – The Showbox
February 14: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
February 17: Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
February 18: Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
February 19: San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
February 20: Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
February 22: Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
February 23: Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
February 25: Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
March 24: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
March 25: Boston, MA – House of Blues
March 27: Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
March 29: Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
March 31: Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
April 02: Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
April 03: St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
April 04: Kansas City, MO – The Truman
April 05: Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre