The Black Crowes Reboot Their Concert Tour Into Fall
The Black Crowes seem to be thinking that as long as the brothers Robinson aren’t fighting, they might as well put some more miles on the ol’ tour bus.
Well, really I have no idea what the state of the Robinson relationship is right now, but I do know they will continue an already busy year of touring with a slate of new dates that stretch almost to the end of the year. These new shows kick off with a show in Cooperstown, New York at the Brewery Ommegang on September 5. It’s rare that I get to report a show taking place in Cooperstown, so I’d like to take this opportunity to say that if you like both “She Talks to Angels” and baseball as much as I do — and you live near the area — you should treat yo’self to the Baseball Hall of Fame and a concert that day.
But that’s just the beginning, and the tour will continue on through a December 14 show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on December 14. In between those dates, the tour will meander around the U.S., hitting Birmingham, Alabama; Salt Lake City; Thackerville, Oklahoma; Boulder, Colorado; Seattle and Las Vegas, among others. A few stops on the tour will contain multiple concerts, including New Orleans (October 1-2); Denver (November 11, 13, 15) and Los Angeles (November 20, 22-23).
Before the newly announced tour departs, the band will be on a co-headlining tour with the Tedeschi Trucks band. The new trek is dubbed the “Lay Down With Number 13” tour, and also includes a few festival dates sprinkled into the headlining shows. These include Interlocken Music Festival and Telluride Blues & Brews Festival.
The Black Crowes haven’t released an album of new, original material since 2009’s Before the Frost… Until the Freeze. The group did, however, release a new live album, Wiser for the Time, back in May.