Or at least, not if Dan Auerbach has anything to say about it. The former-Black Keys frontman has been doing things his own way since the departure, and he isn’t looking back. The aptly-named tour, The Easy Eye Sound Revue Tour, which is also the name of his backing band, came to The Danforth Music Hall for a sold-out show on March 28th, and fans couldn’t get enough.
With Shannon and the Clams opening up the show, rock’n’roll nostalgia was in full force. Shannon Shaw has a powerful set of pipes, and they were on full display at The Danforth. She even came out during Auerbach’s set to lend her voice on a few tunes, and she almost stole the show!
After the Clams had closed up their set, it was time for Dan Auerbach and the Easy Eye Sound Revue to claim the stage. And claim it, they did. Fresh off the release of his 2017 album, Waiting on a Song, which features tracks like “Malibu Man” and “King of a One Horse Town”, Auerbach is proving that this is more than just a one-off for his solo career. While you’d recognize those vocals anywhere, Waiting on a Song is one of Auerbach’s most thought-provoking and expansive albums to date, which also harnesses the classic sounds of the Memphis-music scene.
What better way to celebrate Memphis than by having the Easy Eye Sound Revue along with him, which was comprised of session musicians that have recorded with the likes of Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, and more. One of these such influences even graced the stage, as Robert Finley joined the band for a few tunes. To see these artists come together to fight the good fight for rock music was truly special, and the fans were completely lost in the moment.