THE BLACK CROWES have confirmed the 2020 tour dates celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1990 debut album, "Shake Your Money Maker". The trek will see the band performing the LP in its entirety "plus all the hits."
This morning (Monday, November 11) radio legend Howard Stern, one of THE BLACK CROWES' earliest supporters, announced the reunion of Chris and Rich Robinson, who will tour as THE BLACK CROWES once again, playing the iconic record start to finish.
The tour starts on June 17 in Austin, Texas and ends on September 19 in Los Angeles, California.
Chris and Rich will be joined by guitarist Isiah Mitchell (EARTHLESS), bassist Tim LeFebvre (David Bowie's "Blackstar") and keyboardist Joel Robinow and drummer Ojha of ONCE AND FUTURE BAND.
Chris Robinson says of reuniting: "I'm thrilled and blessed to be playing with my brother celebrating the music we've made and bringing our lives together full circle. Long live rock n' roll and THE BLACK CROWES!"
Rich Robinson adds: "First and foremost, I'm really happy to have my brother back in my life. To be able to play music again together and celebrate the first record we made as kids is a gift. To have these songs stand up after 30 years is something I could've never fathomed."
THE BLACK CROWES will celebrate the tour announcement by playing an intimate gig at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City tonight (Monday, November 11) and at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California on Thursday (November 14). More info about tickets will be shared on @theblackcrowes Instagram page.
Jun. 17 - Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
Jun. 19 - Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
Jun. 20 - Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jun. 23 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Jun. 24 - Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
Jun. 26 - Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheater
Jun. 27 - Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amhitheatre at Lakewood
Jun. 30 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
Jul. 01 - Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Jul. 03 - Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Jul. 04 - Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
Jul. 07 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
Jul. 08 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
Jul. 10 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater
Jul. 11 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 14 - Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Jul. 15 - Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jul. 17 - Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 18 - Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Jul. 21 - Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Jul. 22 - Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul. 24 - Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
Jul. 25 - Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 28 - Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
Jul. 29 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 31 - Buffalo , NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheatre
Aug. 01 - Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Aug. 15 - Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 16 - Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 18 - Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Aug. 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 23 - St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 - Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Aug. 28 - Omaha, NE @ CHI Health Center
Aug. 30 - Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep. 01 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Sep. 04 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sep. 05 - Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sep. 08 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
Sep. 09 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep. 12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 18 - San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sep. 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Tickets for all dates go on sale this morning via Ticketmaster.
THE BLACK CROWES have been inactive since they played their final show in December 2013.
Steve Gorman, who played for THE BLACK CROWES for 27 years, recently said that he would not be interested in participating in a BLACK CROWES reunion tour if he was approached by Chris and Rich Robinson.
"They're not about to [ask me to take part]," he told Joe Rock of the West Babylon, New York radio station WBAB. "They're not about to say, 'We wanna give up money.' I mean, that's what this tour is about. When you're booking a tour before you have a band, you're not booking a tour for musical connectedness and satisfaction. That said, they have every right to do it, and I don't begrudge anybody that can make a living playing music, especially songs they wrote. But they're not considering that at all. I think they're in a place where, I would imagine, they're not interested in having anybody from the past work with them. It just makes it cleaner and easier, because to bring people back to do it right, you have a lot of explaining to do, you have a lot of apologizing to do, and you've gotta make up for a lot of damage you've caused. I don't think either one of those guys has any interest in those steps; they just wanna go get what they need. So, I could play the game of, 'What if they call?' It's not going to happen."
Last year, Chris put together a band called AS THE CROW FLIES to perform primarily BLACK CROWES songs. Meanwhile, Rich was most recently involved with THE MAGPIE SALUTE in which he was joined by Marc Ford from THE BLACK CROWES, bassist Sven Pipien (also from the CROWES) along with lead singer John Hogg (HOOKAH BROWN, MOKE), drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua.
Gorman's book, "Hard To Handle: The Life And Death Of The Black Crowes - A Memoir", was released in September.
Photo credit: Josh Cheuse