It’s been almost five years since we’ve seen Brendan Benson come through town, but the Detroit-bred singer/songwriter is making his return to the Valley with a Feb. 22 show at the Rhythm Room. It’s a 21-and-over show and tickets ($13 advance / $15 day of) are available here. Frank Fairfield, profiled last summer by Weiss, is the opener.
Benson is touring in support of his 2009 release My Old, Familiar Friend after spending time touring and releasing two albums with Jack White and the Raconteurs. I’m excited to see him in solo form with a touring band that includes Brad Pemberton on drums (Ryan Adams), Jared Reynolds on bass (Ben Folds) and Mark Watrous on guitar and keys (the Raconteurs).
3 thoughts on “Incoming: Brendan Benson, Feb. 22, Rhythm Room”
Five years not counting Valley shows with the Raconteurs, of course.
You definitely have to see Fairfield. I caught the last date of his Redwood Room residency on Monday night –that voice of his stops the room dead in its tracks every time.
If you haven’t seen BB do his solo thing live, make sure that you go. I caught him at the Echo in L.A. a couple of years ago and was pleasantly surprised by the amount of rock that the band pumped into his pop songs. Guessing that’s probably just a reflex for bands from Detroit…