Craig Finn and The Uptown Controllers announce Deaf Institute gig

Gigs in Manchester - Craig Finn will headline at the Deaf Institute - image courtesy Shervin Lainez

Craig Finn and The Uptown Controllers have announced a major UK tour including a Manchester gig at the Deaf Institute.

The announcement comes ahead of the release of Craig Finn’s new album I Need A New War, due out on 26 April.  The album is the third in a trilogy following 2015’s Faith in the Future and 2017’s We All Want The Same Things.  The album witnesses Finn chronicling the complex, confusing, modern era.

I Need A New War was recorded throughout early 2018 at The Isokon in Woodstock, NY with producer Kaufman and engineer D. James Goodwin, both of whom teamed with Finn on his widely acclaimed previous solo releases. The album features musical contributions from many of his regular solo collaborators, including Kaufman, horn master Bogie, vocalists Annie Nero and Cassandra Jenkins, and drummer extraordinaire Russo.



Finn’s new live video for Something to Hope For was shot at the Murrmrr Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, in January 2019 when Finn presented the new album for the first time. It features the musicians from the record, including Josh Kaufman, Stuart Bogie, Joe Russo and more.

When do Craig Finn and The Uptown Controllers headline at the Deaf Institute?

Craig Finn and The Uptown Controllers headline at the Deaf Institute on 16 October 2019.

The Manchester gig is one of seven UK and Ireland dates announced:
11 October   –   Bristol, Exchange
12 October   –   Nottingham, The Bodega Social Club
13 October   –   Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
15 October   –   Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
16 October   –   Manchester, Deaf Institute
17 October   –   London, Oslo Hackney
20 October   –   Dublin, The Sugar Club

How to get tickets for Craig Finn and The Uptown Controllers at the Deaf Institute:

Tickets for Craig Finn and The Uptown Controllers’ UK tour go on sale at 10am on 3 April via Gigs and Tours.

Image of Craig Finn courtesy Shervin Lainez

Mark Kelly

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