SOURCE: Atlantic Records

Atlantic Records

February 16, 2010 11:06 ET

Robert Francis Announces Spring Touring Plans; Los Angeles-Based Musician Heads to Austin for South By Southwest Before Joining Acclaimed British Group Fanfarlo for North American Dates

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) -  Atlantic recording artist Robert Francis has announced details of his touring plans for the spring. The Los Angeles-based troubadour will head to Austin, TX for the annual South By Southwest music conference beginning March 18th, playing a number of high-profile showcases (dates & venues listed below). Afterward, Francis will join acclaimed U.K. five-piece Fanfarlo for a run of dates that begin on March 27th at The Loft in Atlanta, GA and continue into April (see itinerary below). 

The spring shows come as Francis' lead single, "Junebug" is set to impact on April 19th at Modern Rock and Triple A radio formats. Look for the companion music video to make its premiere shortly. The track is quickly garnering international acclaim overseas in Europe, where Francis has spent most of the year thus far.

Just 22 years old, Robert Francis displays a songwriting talent and musical breadth that far exceeds his young age, and has prompted National Public Radio to compare him to classic American songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Steve Earle. After self-producing and playing nearly every instrument on his 2007 independent release "ONE BY ONE," Francis enlisted the services of Grammy Award winning producer D. Sardy for his Atlantic debut "BEFORE NIGHTFALL." The Huffington Post raved about the collection upon its release late last year, enthusing, "Though Robert Francis is a talented multi-instrumentalist, it's his writing -- sharp and poetic -- that deserves most of the attention. His music and lyrics wrap themselves around the emotion of the moment, changing course from comfort to confrontation instantly..." Of his live show, LA Weekly writes, "What sets him apart from many performers is an honesty that permeates bone and tissue." 

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(3/18-3/20 - South By Southwest)
(3/27-4/10 - Supporting Fanfarlo)


18 Austin, TX Stubb's  (High Road Showcase)
19 Austin, TX AustinRox  (Swinghouse/Roxy/D'Addario Party)
20 Austin, TX Brush Square Park (Chop Shop/Atlantic Party)
27 Atlanta, GA The Loft
30 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
31 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church - Sanctuary


1 Columbus, OH   The Summit
2 Bloomington, IN   The Bluebird
3 Louisville, KY   Zanzabar
5 Kansas City, MO   Record Bar
6 Minneapolis, MN   Cedar Cultural Center
7 Chicago, IL   Lincoln Hall
8 Cleveland, OH   The Grog Shop
9 Toronto, Ontario   Lee's Palace
10 Montreal, Quebec   Studio Juste Pour Rire

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