April 18, 2006

New Black Crowes Songs & Summer Tour Info

Excellent! Two new acoustic songs have surfaced from the Black Crowes. These were played just last Friday night (April 14) at their sold-out show at the Rose Theatre show in New York, the second night of their currently-in-progress acoustic tour, billed as “Brothers Of A Feather: An Acoustic Evening With Chris & Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes.” They’re in Austin tonight, followed by a three-night stint at various excellent San Francisco venues, and then ending with 2 shows at The Roxy in L.A.

I Got The Late Nights Again – Black Crowes

Cut From The Shadow – Black Crowes

Summer Tour News Update from their website:
“On the heels of CHRIS and RICH ROBINSON’s three sold-out nights of acoustic performances in New York City to ecstatic fans and lengthy standing ovations, THE BLACK CROWES have announced a major summer headlining tour with their special guests Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Drive-By Truckers. Launching June 10 in Seattle, the nine-week trek will visit mostly sheds–including Jones Beach (New York), PNC Bank (New Jersey), Shoreline (San Francisco), Tweeter Center (Boston) and Cynthia Woods (Houston)–as it criss-crosses the U.S. into mid-August.

Each night of CHRIS and RICH’s “Brothers Of A Feather: An Acoustic Evening With Chris & Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes” has sold out within minutes after going on sale. The two-week trek marks the first time the brothers have ever performed full-length acoustic sets in their 16-year career.

“‘Brothers of a Feather’ is certainly a sight to behold and a sound to endear. Although there are only eleven dates booked for the tour, if Friday’s show is any indication, they will go down in rock and roll history as some of the greatest performances ever played,” reports the Stony Brook Independent (4/15/06) about the brothers’ show at Rose Theater @ Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Meanwhile, the band’s first-ever DVD FREAK ‘N’ ROLL…INTO THE FOG roared out of the box, debuting at #2 on Billboard’s Music Video chart. A film crew captured THE BLACK CROWES performing five sold-out nights at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore Auditorium in August 2005. Writing in the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE about one of the shows, Joel Selvin noted that “The Black Crowes never sounded better than it did Saturday at the Fillmore Auditorium, the peak performance of a sold-out five-night run…(the band) definitely staked a claim in these Fillmore shows as one of the last of the classic rock bands” (8/8/05).

Since reuniting and re-connecting with their loyal fans last year, THE BLACK CROWES have been performing what some called “the best shows of their career.” While they achieved a career watermark by headlining their New Year’s Eve show at Madison Square Garden, the band–Chris (vocals), Rich (guitars), Marc Ford (guitars), Eddie Hawrysch (keyboards), Sven Pipien (bass) and Steve Gorman (drums)–also played seven sold-out shows at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, performed five-nights at the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles and were headliners at three of the most prestigious festivals in America (New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Bonnaroo, and Austin City Limits Festival). Summing up the allure of THE BLACK CROWES’ concert experience, Mikael Wood of The Village Voice (12/28/05) said the band “remain one of rock’s best live acts, as hard-grooving as during their heyday and caked with an extra layer of rambling-man soulfulness.”

Look for Pre-Sale information on www.blackcrowes.com.

THE BLACK CROWES with Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Drive-By Truckers summer tour dates (unless otherwise noted):
“*” indicates shows that go on sale Saturday, April 22
“**”indicates show that goes on sale Sunday, April 23

* Sat 6/10 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
* Sun 6/11 Ridgefield, WA (Portland) Clark County Amphitheatre
* Tue 6/13 Sacramento, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Wed 6/14 Los Angeles, CA TBA
Fri 6/16 Las Vegas, NV The Joint (TBC only)
Sat 6/17 San Diego, CA Concerts in the Park
** Sun 6/18 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Fri 6/23 St. Louis, MO UMB Bank Pavilion
Sat 6/24 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion @ Northerly Island
Sun 6/25 Pittsburgh, PA Chevrolet Amphitheatre
Tue 6/27 Nashville, TN Amsouth Amphitheatre (TBC & D-BT only)
Wed 6/28 Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Fri 6/30 Dallas, TX Smirnoff Amphitheatre
Sat 7/1 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 7/2 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Mon 7/3 Austin, TX The Backyard
Thu 7/6 Atlanta, GA HiFi Buys Amphitheatre
Fri 7/7 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
Sat 7/8 West Palm Beach, FL Sound Advice Amphitheatre
Tue 7/11 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Wed 7/12 Raleigh, NC Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek
Fri 7/14 Virginia Beach Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 7/15 Masontown, WV Allgood Music Festival (TBC only)
Tue 7/18 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Wed 7/19 Wantagh, NY Tommy Hilfiger @ Jones Beach
Fri 7/21 Camden, NJ (Philadelphia) Tweeter Waterfront
Sat 7/22 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sun 7/23 Boston, MA Tweeter Center
Tue 7/25 Darien Center, NY Darien Lakes Amphitheatre
Wed 7/26 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theater
Fri 7/28 Cleveland, OH Tower City Amphitheatre
Sat 7/29 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Sun 7/30 Saratoga Springs, NY SPAC
Tue 8/1 Columbus, OH TBA
Thu 8/3 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
Fri 8/4 Indianapolis, IN Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Tue 8/8 Sturgis, SD Rockin’ the Ralley (TBC only)
Fri 8/11 Billings, MT Magic City Blues Festival (TBC only)
Sat 8/12 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Oooh, Red Rocks. That would be a fine initiation for me to that particular venue. But I am still so skint – Note to self: STOP buying concert tickets you can’t afford! Maybe I can sell something (a kidney?).

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  • oh man

    good for the truckers to get that gig.

    bad for me since I wanted to see them do one of their 3 hours shows this summer.

    Mike — April 19, 2006 @ 5:57 am

  • i feel the same way about robert randolph. i was really hoping for a headlining tour this year. im not interested in paying the cash for a crowes show to only see robert randolph for 40 minutes. dangit….

    Don't Need Anything — April 19, 2006 @ 7:47 am

  • Hi Heather, nice to hear about you… and thanks for this awesome Black Crowes tracks.

    By the way, the acoustic set of Veruca Salt comes from a Session of “the now defunct Philadelphia Radio Station Y-100”… but I don’t know the exact date of the recording, sorry!.

    Take care of you.

    mario — April 19, 2006 @ 10:55 am

  • Yeah! Looks like white trash rock is here to stay.

    Rick — April 19, 2006 @ 12:52 pm

  • if its any consolation, my friend kristy said tom petty rocks pretty good. :)

    Don't Need Anything — April 19, 2006 @ 9:43 pm

  • Huh. They are playing in Edmonton in May, but no RR&FB or DBT. Too bad.

    Andy Grabia — April 23, 2006 @ 11:58 pm

  • The Mohegan Sund date may not be accurate. I keep checking on Mohegan’s site – but it’s not showing on their event list.

    TrippR — May 10, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

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