Before Eric Burdon wraps up the current European leg of his ongoing world tour at the Notodden Blues Festival in Norway, he will perform several shows in North America. Burdon and The Animals will take the stage tonight, alongside Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, as part of the "Buffalo Place Rocks Canalside" concert series at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf in downtown Buffalo. The show begins at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.buffaloplace.com.
Hitting the midwest, and both the east and west coasts, Burdon will fill in additional dates moving forward. The legendary singer, named by Rolling Stone as one of the best singers in rock 'n' roll, has been incredibly busy and productive in the past year. He has released an EP with The Greenhornes; an LP that is being heralded as his most personal-to-date, ("Til Your River Runs Dry"; ABKCO Records and Music); and recently signed a joint book deal with Alfred Music and ABKCO to write his third volume of memoirs, "Breathless."
Burdon's distinctly soulful voice, powerful lyrics and musical choices are often credited for shaping the landscape and history of rock 'n' roll over the course of the past several decades, with timeless hits including "It's My Life," "House of the Rising Sun," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "When I Was Young," and "Spill The Wine," among many others, causing some of rock's most articulate voices, from Bruce Springsteen to Patti Smith and Iggy Pop, to cite his strong influence upon their work.
Earlier this year, Eric released 'Til Your River Runs Dry," which has been heralded as his most personal album to date. It has been met with critical acclaim worldwide and is making an impact on AAA radio. Hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time," Burdon has long been a groundbreaker while maintaining a commanding presence in music with the Animals, with WAR and, simply, as Burdon.