Neal Francis shares fiery new video for "Prometheus”+ announces UK/EU headline tour and festivals

Neal Francis


Shares fiery new video for new single "Prometheus"


European tour announced inc. London's Moth Club on 1st November


In Plain Sight out now on ATO Records

“The Chicago keys player’s album In Plain Sight is a must-hear, especially on vinyl, but to fully appreciate the piano-rock revivalist, you have to catch him live.” – Rolling Stone

In Plain Sight is the second album from Chicago songwriter. FFO ’70s Rock, New Orleans jazz-funk, gospel soul. Album: In Plain Sight Label: ATO Records Release: Out now

Chicago-based singer-songwriter-pianist Neal Francis has shared a creative new video for “Prometheus,” one of the many highlights found on his acclaimed 2021 album, In Plain Sight (ATO). Directed by longtime collaborators Alec Basse and Max Moore, “Prometheus” is streaming now at YouTube.


“Aiming at the Greek myth of Prometheus, we wanted to create a piece that would put Neal in the fabled hot seat,” says co-director Alec Basse. “For showing his gifts to the world, Neal is reborn in a carnival-themed prison where every night it ignites around him. Forced to perform in isolation for all eternity, Neal burns down the proverbial house without an audience. Just as Prometheus before him, Neal has stolen fire from the gods, albeit not literal flames. For his trickery, Neal must suffer the consequences."


Neal Francis - Prometheus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMHGYSLOEM0


Basse continues, “We shot this on a farm in Wisconsin. The ticket booth was from the 70s Ohio State Fair and it was lovingly preserved by a man I met on Facebook marketplace. The shoot was brutally cold and I think we all would have loved to warm our hands on Neal’s roasting soul but alas his story is not yet finished. Massive shoutout to Ryan Wood who painstakingly recreated every single shot in CGI to create the fire effects. I think at some point this project became Ryan’s own personal Greek myth. Our collective suffering is the gift we offer to humanity.”

Hailed by SPIN as “a mesmerizing performer,” Francis – who recently received a prestigious 2022 Americana Association nomination for “Emerging Act of the Year, ”performed on CBS Saturday Morning, and released a collaboration for charity with Wilco – is set to spend much of his time on the road in the coming months, including a much-anticipated first trip to EU/UK in November. For complete details and ticket information, please visit www.nealfrancis.com/tour.

2022 EU/UK Tour Dates 7 Jul - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet 9 Jul - Weert, NL - Bospop 10 Jul - Rotterdam, NL - North Sea Jazz Festival 15 Jul - Haldern, DE - Haldern Pop Bar 1 Nov - London, UK - Moth Club 2 Nov - Maastricht, NL - Muziekgieterij 3 Nov - Rotterdam, NL - Bird 4 Nov - Nijmegen, NL - Merleyn 6 Nov - Utrecht, NL - De Helling 8 Nov - Antwerp, BE - Trix 9 Nov - Leffinge, BE - De Zwerver 10 Nov - Beauvais, FR - L'Ouvre-Boîte 11 Nov - Saint-Lô, FR - Le Normandy 12 Nov - Béthune, FR - Le Poche 13 Nov - Paris, FR - La Boule Noire 15 Nov - Hengelo, NL - Metropool 16 Nov - Hamburg, DE - Häkken 17 Nov - Copenhagen, DK - Råhuset 18 Nov - Malmö, SE - Folk å Rock 19 Nov - Falkenberg, SE - Tryckhallen 20 Nov - Stockholm, SE - Nalen 21 Nov - Oslo, NO - Blå 22 Nov - Bergen, NO - Lille Ole Bull 25 Nov - Berlin, DE - Prachtwerk 26 Nov - Munich, DE - Milla Club 27 Nov - Milan, IT - Spazio Teatro 89

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