The Hold Steady's Craig Finn Streaming New Album Online

Fans of The Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn are getting an early listen to his new solo album "Faith In The Future" with a full album stream going online ahead of its official release date this Friday, September 11th.

"I had both the music and lyrics to these songs, though they changed a great deal in the studio," Finn says of the album, much of which was written following the death of his mother. "There's a grandness to The Hold Steady that tends to make me write about bigger, more dramatic themes. Some of these songs are more mundane, with minor slices of life that wouldn't best be supported by the hugeness of a rock group.

"It wasn't always about what we wanted to put in, but what should we leave out? We didn't want to sermonize or moralize. Just let these songs, and characters, be." Stream the album and check out an interview with Craig here.

Finn will be hitting the road to support the new album, with the first leg of his North American tour kicking off on October 14th in Woodstock, NY. The trek will feature support from Esmé Patterson.

He will also be playing a special show this Saturday, September 12th, in New York City at Rough Trade.

Craig Finn Tour Dates:
Sept 12 - Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
Oct 14 - Woodstock, NY - Bearsville Theatre
Oct 15 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Oct 16 - Albany, NY - The Hollow
Oct 17 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 19 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
Oct 20 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi Fi
Oct 22 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music
Oct 23 - Milwaukee, WI - The Cactus Club
Oct 24 - Minneapolis, MN - Women's Club Theatre
Oct 25 - Saint Paul, MN - Turf Club
Oct 26 - Rock Island, IL - Rozz-Tox
Oct 28 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
Oct 30 - Cincinnati, OH - The Ballroom at the Taft
Oct 31 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café
Nov 02 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Nov 03 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
Nov 04 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Nov 05 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Wonder Bar
Nov 06 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom

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