Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Black Crowes announce final dates of 20th Anniversary tour

The Black Crowes recently wrapped up their last scheduled U.S. show in San Francisco as part of a six-show sold-out run at the Fillmore December 12-19 — and will embark on their final eight shows in Europe (July 7-18), concluding their 20th anniversary tour in (appropriately) Amsterdam with a two-night engagement at the Paradiso.

The band recently announced they are going on an indefinite hiatus to spend time with family and work on other projects.

On their 2010 "Say Goodbye To The Bad Guys" U.S. tour, The Black CrowesChris Robinson (vocals/guitar), Rich Robinson (guitar), Steve Gorman (drums), Sven Pipien (bass), Luther Dickinson (guitar) and Adam MacDougall (keyboards) — played two sets (one acoustic, one electric) most nights, varying songs each night with hits, deep album cuts, new music and select covers, illuminating their 20-year career of cosmic American music. At the Fillmore, the group also performed the Stones' "Midnight Rambler" plus — as the final song of the Fillmore run — "The Last Time."

The band’s musical contributions were saluted along the summer’s tour route when they were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame (September 11 in North Atlanta) at the 32nd Annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show.

In anticipation of the upcoming lengthy hiatus, the iconic and influential band recorded and released "Croweology" - their first-ever double acoustic album, which features new arrangements of their best-loved songs and the band's catalogue picks.

The final overseas shows of the "Say Goodbye To The Bad Guys" tour are as follows:

July 07 - Vigevano (Milan), Italy - Dieci Giorni Suonati City Festival
July 09 - Bilbao, Spain - Bilbao Rock Festival
July 11 - Manchester, UK - Academy
July 12 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire *
July 13 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire *
July 15 - Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands - Zwarte Cross Festival
July 17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso *
July 18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso *

* Two set performances / acoustic and electric

The Black Crowes – Jealous Again
Jimmy Kimmel Live – August 4, 2010

See also:

Black Crowes drummer talks hiatus and longevity
Black Crowes finish tour, start indefinite hiatus
Black Crowes enter Georgia Music Hall Of Fame