The Black Crowes Return with Spring 2013 Tour Dates
The Black Crowes have announced that they will end the “indefinite hiatus” they have been on for almost three years now, and will hit the road next spring and release a new album to celebrate.
The group will kick off the new tour with a handful of dates in the U.K. at the end of March 2013. The first will be March 24 at the Manchester Academy in Manchester, followed by gigs at the O2 Academy in Birmingham (March 25), the O2 Academy in Glasgow (March 27) and two concerts at the HMV Forum in London (March 29-30).
Shortly after the final London date, the U.S. leg of the tour will kick off with a two night stand at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, N.Y. April 2-3. The tour will last just over a month before the band ends the trek with a performance at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts in New Orleans. In between, the group will visit New York, Washington D.C., Chicago and Nashville, among others. All of the tour stops at the cities listed (excluding New Orleans) will be two-night residencies.
The Black Crowes announced they would be taking a break in 2010 after a tour that celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band. That tour also supported the release of the group’s most recent album, Croweology, which was released in 2010 and primarily featured acoustic versions of songs from the entirety of the Crowes’ career.
The band will release Wiser For the Time on March 19, 2013 – that album is a live album and will feature 15 acoustic and 11 electric songs, all recorded during that 2010 tour.
Their last original studio album by the band was 2008′s Warpaint. That album was released after the group’s first extended hiatus, which lasted from 2002-2005.