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

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

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

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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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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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.