Five years later, the Marietta-birthed band will return to the road to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their landmark debut, “Shake Your Money Maker.” It will mark the first live shows for The Black Crowes since 2013.
The 46-date summer tour kicks off in June in Austin and Rich Robinson, along with his frontman brother Chris, will receive their homecoming at 8 p.m. June 27 date at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood. Tickets are $35-$386 and are on sale now via www.livenation.com.
The fraught relationship between the Brothers Robinson seems to have been stabilized, with Chris stating, "I'm thrilled and blessed to be playing with my brother celebrating the music we've made and bringing our lives together full circle,” and Rich adding, “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."
“Shake Your Moneymaker sold more than 5 million copies on the strength of their swampy blues rock that colored a sinewy cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle” and the ballad, “She Talks to Angels.” The band plans to perform “Moneymaker” in its entirety along with other hits, which will likely include “Remedy” and “Hotel Illness.”
According to Rolling Stone, the Robinsons have enlisted a new band to back them: Isaiah Mitchell from Earthless, session bassist Tim LeFebvre and keyboardist Joel Robinow and drummer Ojha of the Once and Future Band.
Chris and Rich Robinson are Marietta natives who formed the first incarnation of The Black Crowes in 1984 while attending Walton High School. They named the band Mr. Crowe’s Garden after the children’s book “Johnny Crow’s Garden,” and eventually modified the name and their sound.
The Robinson brothers appeared on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show on Nov. 11 (note, some language) to discuss their return.
June 20 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Presented by Huntsman
June 23 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
June 24 - Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP
June 26 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
June 27 - Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
June 30 - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
July 1 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
July 3 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
July 4 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 7 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre
July 8 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre
July 10 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
July 11 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
July 14 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
July 15 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 17 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
July 18 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 21 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 22 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
July 24 - Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre
July 25 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 28 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
July 29 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 31 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 1 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
August 13 - Minneapolis, MN - Xcel Energy Center
August 15 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 16 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 18 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
August 20 - Cincinnati, PH - Riverbend Music Center
August 22 - Milwaukee, WI - American Family Insurance Amphitheater
August 23 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 26 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
August 28 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center Omaha
August 30 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 1 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
September 4 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre
September 5 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
September 8 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
September 9 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 11 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 12 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
September 18 - San Diego, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 19 - Los Angeles, CA - Forum
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