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.”
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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
DATE CITY, STATE VENUE
* 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?).