The Black Crowes will reunite for 2020 summer tour, including a hometown stop in Atlanta

The Black Crowes - headlined by Rich and Chris Robinson - will reunite for a 2020 tour. Photo:  Josh Cheuse
The Black Crowes - headlined by Rich and Chris Robinson - will reunite for a 2020 tour. Photo: Josh Cheuse

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.

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TOUR DATES: 

June 17 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater

June 19 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion

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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