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Flint’s Classic Rock – 103.9 The Fox


The Black Crowes have posted their rescheduled “Shake Your Money Maker” tour dates. The reunion trek between brothers Chris and Rich Robinson was put on ice due to the pandemic, and is now ready to roll with a 37-show itinerary that kicks off over two nights — July 20th and 21st — at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheatre and winds down on September 25th at Bethel, New York’s Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. All previously purchased tickets for the venues will be honored.

In addition to the Robinson brothers, the band will feature returning veteran bassist Sven Pipien, who had played with the band between 1997 and 2015, along with guitarist Isaiah Mitchell, keyboardist Joel Robinow, and drummer Raj Ojha.

Recently released is the deluxe reissue of the band’s 1990 debut set, Shake Your Money Maker, which is now out as a four-LP and triple-CD set.

Contrary to popular belief, Rich Robinson and his older brother, Chris, were not born Southern rock apostles: “Chris and I never sat down and said, ‘We’re gonna be in a band.’ Like, we just started doin’ it. We went through our little punk rock phase for about six months, and then it’s easy to grow out of that — ’cause we grew up in a really rich musical household, ’cause of my dad. So once we started getting into R.E.M., which spoke to us, ’cause we weren’t into southern rock. We never associated ourselves with that. R.E.M. spoke to us, more because it was so unique sounding. When I first heard ‘Radio Free Europe’ on the radio, I was like. . . I’d never heard anything like that.”

Chris Robinson told us that the branding of rock will always come up short when people veer towards pure and authentic music: “Y’know, I love the fact that the future means music is more like bins at the Gap — and it sounds like this, and it looks like this, so it goes in this slot. I really don’t think that means very much to us, culturally.”

RESCHEDULED: The Black Crowes 2021 tour dates (subject to change):

July 20, 21 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
July 24 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 25 – Hartford, CT – The XFINITY Theatre
July 28 – Pittsburgh, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
July 29 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 31 – St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 1 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 3 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 4 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Amphitheatre
August 7 – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 8 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheatre
August 10 – Rogers, AR – Walmart Amphitheatre
August 11 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
August 14 – Houston, TX – Cynthia Mitchell Woods Pavilion
August 15 – Austin, TX – Germania Amphitheatre
August 18 – San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
August 19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
August 21 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
August 22 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
August 25 – Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
August 26 – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
August 29, 30 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
September 4 – Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
September 5 – Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 7 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
September 8 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 10 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
September 11 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
September 14 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
September 15 – Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
September 17 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach Theater
September 18 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
September 22 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
September 23 – Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
September 25 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods