Black Crowes Reunite for ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ Tour
The Black Crowes are getting back together for a North American tour where they'll celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut, Shake Your Money Maker. They'll perform the album in its entirety as well as other songs from the band's catalog.
A billboard spotted in New York City already revealed two dates for next July. Their now-confirmed tour begins June 17 in Austin and closes out Sept. 19 in Los Angeles. You can see the dates below and visit their website for tickets and VIP packages, all of which go on sale today.
"I'm thrilled and blessed to be playing with my brother celebrating the music we've made and bringing our lives together full circle," frontman Chris Robinson said in a news release. "Long live rock n' roll & the Black Crowes!"
Rich Robinson added: "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 brothers made the announcement today on the Howard Stern show, where they also revealed that the Black Crowes will play a special show tonight at New York's Bowery Ballroom. Another concert is set for Wednesday at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. These will be the group's first performances since February 2014.
Chris also admitted that he had some personal issues to work through in order for the reunion to happen. "I said some horrible things. I was in a negative place, but you know what, I've apologized to Rich about that," Robinson said on the Howard Stern program. "A lot of things have changed for me in the last two years. I was in a relationship that was failing. I was in a negative place. I was dealing with depression. And I'm sitting over here, like, 'Why am I saying bad things about my brother?'"
The new lineup will be fleshed out by guitarist Isiah Mitchell, bassist Tim LeFebvre (who played on David Bowie’s Blackstar), keyboardist Joel Robinow and drummer Ojha, according to Rolling Stone.
Black Crowes 2020 North American 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 Amphitheater
June 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amhitheatre at Lakewood
June 30 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre
July 1 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 3 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 4 – Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 7-8 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
July 10 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater
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 – Boston, 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 Amphitheatre
Aug. 1 – 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
Sept. 1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sept. 5 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sept. 8 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
Sept. 9 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sept. 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sept. 18 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum