Black Crowes To Follow New Album With Hiatus

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The battling Black Crowes are no strangers to breakups — over the years, they’ve seen their share of changing band members,  hiatuses, and solo projects. Now the band, who started out as hard rockers but mellowed into hippies, are celebrating their 20th anniversary by announcing an upcoming tour, album, and…another indefinite hiatus.

On August 3rd, the band will release Croweology, their first album of all-acoustic material, a newly recorded greatest hits collection spanning their long career. The double album, produced by Paul Stacey, will be sold at the same price as a single disc, as a thank you to their fans. This summer, the Crowes will launch a tour they’ve dubbed “Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys,” subtitled “Acoustic Hors D’oeuvres followed by an Electric Reception with The Black Crowes.” They’ll play an hour of acoustic goodness, followed by…you guessed it, an electric set. Once the tour is over, the band will take a long break.

Says lead singer Chris Robinson: “With a smile so wide you can count my teeth and with a heart so full of love that it is spilling over the rim, I offer a humble and simple thank you. Thank you for your time, your imaginations, your heartaches and joy. Thank you for 20 years of cosmic rock n roll. 20 years of keeping it weird. 20 years of chasing horizons and before the band that dares dream out loud puts it down for a while, we are proud to give you our Croweology. This year the music is only for you as we celebrate what has been, what is now and whatever will be.”

His brother, lead guitarist Rich Robinson adds: “At this milestone in our career, I feel very fortunate that I have had the opportunity to spend my life making music. It’s been 20 years since we started out on this journey. I would like to extend my deep gratitude to all of our fans who have been there with us along the way. We would not have gotten here without your support. Every night I stand on the stage I feel great pride and respect for what we share with our fans. After this tour we are going to take some much needed time to spend with our families. But for now, we are very much looking forward to a great year of touring. I look forward to seeing all your familiar faces again on the road. See you soon.”


THE BLACK CROWES

Aug 13            Riverside Theatre            Milwaukee, WI
Aug 14            Northern Lights Casino            Walker, MN*
Aug 15            Zoo Amphitheatre            Apple Valley, MN*
Aug 17            Simon Estes Amphitheatre            Des Moines, IA*
Aug 18            Harrah’s Kansas City            Kansas City, MO*
Aug 20            The Fillmore @ The State Theatre            Detroit, MI
Aug 21            Chicago Theatre            Chicago, IL
Aug 22            Promowest Pavilion            Columbus, OH
Aug 24            House of Blues            Cleveland, OH*
Aug 25            The Murat Theatre            Indianapolis, IN
Aug 27            The Pageant            St. Louis, MO
Aug 28            Stir Cove            Council Bluffs, IA*
Aug 29            Fillmore Auditorium            Denver, CO
Aug 31            The Depot            Salt Lake City, UT*
Sep 7            The Stiefel Theatre            Salina, KS*
Sep 8            Cain’s Ballroom            Tulsa, OK*
Sep 10            Family Circle Magazine Stadium            Charleston, SC
Sep 12            Ryman Auditorium            Nashville, TN
Sep 17            Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre            Raleigh, NC
Sep 18            Uptown Amphitheatre @ The Music Factory            Charlotte, NC
Sep 19            Thomas Wolfe Auditorium            Asheville, NC
Sep 21            The Florida Theatre            Jacksonville, FL
Sep 24            Verizon Wireless Theatre            Houston, TX
Sep 26            House of Blues            Dallas, TX*
Oct 1            Beau Rivage Casino            Biloxi, MS*
Oct 2            Arkansas Music Pavilion            Fayetteville, AR
Oct 15            The Palace            Albany, NY
Oct 16            Seneca Allegany Casino            Salamanca, NY*
Oct 17            Count Basie Theatre            Red Bank, NJ*
Oct 19            Higher Ground            Burlington, VT
Oct 20            Higher Ground            Burlington, VT
Oct 22            House of Blues            Boston, MA
Oct 23            House of Blues            Boston, MA
Oct 24            Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom            Hampton Beach, NH*
Oct 26            Palace Theatre            Waterbury, CT
Oct 27            Massey Hall            Toronto, ON
Oct 29            Tower Theatre            Philadelphia, PA
Oct 30            Music Box @ Borgata Resort            Atlantic City, NJ*
Oct 31            Nokia Theatre Times Square            New York, NY
Nov 2            Nokia Theatre Times Square            New York, NY
Nov 4            Nokia Theatre Times Square            New York, NY
Nov 5            Nokia Theatre Times Square            New York, NY
Nov 6            Nokia Theatre Times Square            New York, NY
Nov 10            Ram’s Head            Baltimore, MD*
Nov 12            North Shore Entertainment Complex            Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 13            9:30 Club            Washington, D.C.
Nov 14            9:30 Club            Washington, D.C.
Nov 16            The National            Richmond, VA
Nov 17            The Norva            Norfolk, VA
Nov 19            The Tabernacle            Atlanta, GA
Nov 20            The Tabernacle            Atlanta, GA
Dec 3            Arlene Schnitzer Concert Auditorium            Portland, OR
Dec 4            McDonald Theatre            Eugene, OR*
Dec 5            Showbox SODO            Seattle, WA*
Dec 7            The Arlington Theatre            Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 10            The Joint            Las Vegas, NV*
Dec 11            Hollywood Palladium            Los Angeles, CA
Dec 12            The Fillmore            San Francisco, CA
Dec 14            The Fillmore            San Francisco, CA
Dec 15            The Fillmore            San Francisco, CA
Dec 17            The Fillmore            San Francisco,
Dec 18            The Fillmore            San Francisco, CA
Dec 19            The Fillmore            San Francisco, CA

(* = Electric Shows ONLY)

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