Announces UK "Living Room Tour" + London show + shares video for "Tracking Shots"

New album "We All Want The Same Things" out NOW on Partisan Records

Craig Finn will be celebrating the release of his third solo album We All Want The Same Things by embarking on a 10-show U.K. tour which will include eight "Living Room" shows hosted by fans. 

Done in conjunction with Undertow Music, these house shows will be an evening of music and conversation with Craig. Besides playing the new songs live in an intimate setting, Craig will also do casual Q&A sessions with the fans in attendance.  

Watch a video of Craig Finn's Living Room Tour of the US HERE

Undertow Music is the only place to order tickets for the eight Living Room shows, and all information can be found via our link above. By clicking through to buy tickets, you will be able to see the postcode in which the show will take place, with the full address being released on completion of purchase. Tickets are £25 with an option to include a signed, limited edition exclusive UK Living Room Tour poster in your order. The ticket and poster combo is £35.

Monday 17 April: Bungay
Tuesday 18 April: Letchworth Garden City
Thursday 20 April: Nottingham
Friday 21 April: Liverpool
Saturday 22 April: London
Sunday 23 April: Glasgow (Scotland)
Monday 24 April: Edinburgh (Scotland)
Tuesday 25 April: Manchester

Two additional venue shows have already been announced and are on sale: 

RAMSGATE: Sunday 16 April at Ramsgate Music Hall
LONDON: Wednesday 19 April at The Courtyard - SOLD OUT!



A strikingly beautiful music video for Craig Finn’s “God In Chicago,” the next single off his forthcoming solo album "We All Want The Same Things" out March 24 on Partisan Records. Directed by Kris Merc, the video follows the fleeting journey of two young lovers finding beauty in the unremarkable. It’s relatable, poignant and raw.

“I was already in love with the song and I was mostly struck by the words and their pacing,” says Merc. “The spoken word quality of the narrative had a somber, melancholic tone that left me feeling a bit reflective about the fleeting moments we all face in life. We decided the video should tell a story about the meandering nature of youth. From there, we created a narrative that follows the fleeting journey of two young characters who find beauty in their bleak circumstances, carving out hope in their own way while knowing their time together is limited. It's a meditation on the idea of memories, nostalgia, and the feeling of being caught up in a raw moment. All this happens in a landscape reflecting contemporary America. In this search for meaning, you can feel the raw emotion of something lost and something gained. There is a lot of tension, but I think the problems we all face are the same. ‘We all want the same things’ — the camera is constantly seeking solace; It is seeking out a truth not easily found.”

About the song, Finn says:

“I've done a lot of songs that have been called ‘talky,’ but this is the furthest I've gone towards spoken word. It's a story about a guy and a girl pushed together to try to fix a problem. In doing so, they push into unchartered territory for both of them. Going to a bigger city without supervision for the first time is a huge moment, no matter how you get there. I was trying to capture that.  Also, I wanted to show how easily it is sometimes to take a break, if briefly, from our regular lives. Annie Nero has a lot of vocals I love on this record but this one might be my favorite.”

Craig Finn unveils 3rd solo album, shares new single "Preludes".


Craig Finn has announced the release of his eagerly anticipated new solo album. WE ALL WANT THE SAME THINGS arrives via Partisan Records on Friday, March 24th.

Finn’s third solo release, WE ALL WANT THE SAME THINGS will be available for pre-order at all leading DSPs beginning today, January 10th. All pre-orders receive an instant grat download of the album’s powerful first single, “Preludes,” 

“‘Preludes’ is what I remember 1994 being like,” Finn says, “coming back to the Twin Cities after being away for college. It's a time in my life that I felt most adrift, but there was also a feeling of wonder in being out of step and alone. This is the song on the album that is closest to being autobiographical, but I think it fits with these other character studies in that I was trying to figure out my place in a world that didn't seem to have a lot of room for me.”

WE ALL WANT THE SAME THINGS sees Finn exploring themes of love and partnership in the modern world, as ever expressed via finely etched character studies, black humor, and craftily arranged rock ‘n’ roll. Largely recorded last spring at The Clubhouse in Rhinebeck, NY with frequent collaborator Josh Kaufman producing, the album features musical contributions from keyboardist Sam Kassirer (Josh Ritter, Langhorne Slim), former Rainer Maria vocalist Caithlin De Marrais, singer/songwriter Annie Nero, horn master Stuart Bogie (Arcade Fire, Antibalas), and Finn’s longtime partner in The Hold Steady, guitarist Tad Kubler.

“We named this collection WE ALL WANT THE SAME THINGS after a line in the song ‘God in Chicago,’” Finn says. “It seems like a bit of dark humor in these turbulent political times, but it also rings true: no matter our differences we all have some very basic wants and needs that line up with each other. The characters in these songs are normal people trying to help themselves, trying to move forward, and in some cases trying just to survive. All the while they are negotiating what space the others in their lives can occupy.”

WE ALL WANT THE SAME THINGS follows Finn’s two previous solo efforts, 2012’s CLEAR HEART FULL EYES and 2015’s FAITH IN THE FUTURE,  

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