Chris Robinson Brotherhood Take ‘Big Moon Ritual’ on the Road
Former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has announced a spring and summer tour for his group The Chris Robinson Brotherhood later this year. The tour will support the band’s upcoming debut studio album.
The tour will kick off May 3 at Tipitina’s in New Orleans and will run through August 25-26, when the band plays a two-night set at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, N.Y. Other cities the tour will visit include Birmingham, Ala.; Cleveland, Ohio; Asbury Park, N.J.; Denver; Tulsa; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Ridgefield, Conn.
The band, which has already played 118 shows since the Black Crowes announced a second hiatus a little over a year ago, will be supporting Big Moon Ritual, its album that will be released June 5. The album will be the debut for the group, which features Robinson, Adam MacDougall, George Sluppick, Mark Dutton and former Ryan Adams and the Cardinals guitarist Neal Casal.
Robinson explains a little about the sound of the album in a press release.
“This music is unashamedly what we’re into,” he said in the statement. “It’s not a psych band because you have a Prince Valiant haircut and wear Beatle boots. It’s psych because that’s where our heads are. We want to make music that blossoms. We want to make music that sounds cosmic.”
Robinson also has called the music of the album “cosmic space boogie.” The band will appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” the same night the record is released.
During the tour with the Brotherhood, Robinson also will play shows with the group he has formed with Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir and Academy Award winning musician Jackie Greene. Appropriately called the Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio, the group will play dates in May and June during the tour, including stops in Kansas City, Mo., Geneva, Minn. and Nasvhille.