THE BLACK CROWES - Robinson Brothers Confirmed For Love Rocks NYC Concert
January 21, 2020, 2 months ago
Rolling Stone is reporting that The Black Crowes’ Chris and Rich Robinson, as well as Dave Matthews, Jackson Browne and Cyndi Lauper, will lead the fourth annual Love Rocks NYC concert, taking place at New York’s Beacon Theatre on March 12.
Warren Haynes, Leon Bridges, Macy Gray, Jimmi Vaughan, Ivan Neville and more will also take part in the Love Rocks show, which raises money for God’s Love We Deliver, an organization that cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves.
Designer John Varvatos and God’s Love We Deliver trustee member Greg Williamson will serve as executive producer of the benefit show, with Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper and Paul Shaffer sharing hosting duties for the concert; former Late Show With David Letterman announcer Alan Kalter will provide the event’s “voice of God,” organizers added.
Read more at Rolling Stone.
Chris and Rich Robinson will herald the thirty-year anniversary of The Black Crowes' landmark quintuple platinum debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, with a world tour beginning June 17 in Austin, Texas. Tickets and VIP packages are on sale now.
The Black Crowes will be playing their debut in its entirety plus all the hits from the band's illustrious catalogue. The ever-volatile Robinson brothers have not played a show since 2013 when they vowed never to play or speak together again. Thankfully for fans, times seems to have healed these wounds.
Chris Robinson says of reuniting, "I'm thrilled & blessed to be playing with my brother celebrating the music we've made & bringing our lives together full circle. Long live Rock n' Roll & The Black Crowes!"
Rich Robinson adds, "First and foremost, I'm really happy to have my brother back in my life. To be able to play music again together and celebrate the first record we made as kids, is a gift. To have these songs stand up after 30 years is something I could've never fathomed."
In 1990, when journalists were lamenting the death of rock, as cheesy pop and hair metal dominated the charts, Atlanta's Black Crowes gave the genre a swift and much needed kick in the ass with Shake Your Money Maker. Fueled by singles "Jealous Again", "Twice As Hard", "She Talks To Angels", and the rollicking cover of Otis Redding's "Hard To Handle" the band immediately took the rock world by storm, topping Rolling Stone's "Best New American Band Readers Poll" in late 1990.
The Black Crowes went on to release eight studio and four live albums, selling in the tens of millions along the way; they sold out shows around the world; had legendary guitarist Jimmy Page join as a member; got kicked off a tour with ZZ Top for insulting the sponsor; got screwed by bad record deals; got married and divorced, fought amongst themselves and the rest of the world; in other words they've done everything a legendary rock group should do. 2020's reunion and tour produced by Live Nation is sure to further cement the band's legacy as one of the best and most loved rock bands of all time.
17 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
19 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
20 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
23 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
24 - Rogers, AR - Walmart AMP
26 - Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
27 - Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
30 - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds
1 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds
3 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
4 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
7 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre
8 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheatre
10 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
11 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
14 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
15 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
17 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
18 - Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
21 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
22 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
24 - Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre
25 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
28 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
29 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
31 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
1 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
13 - Saint Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
15 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
16 - Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
18 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
20 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
22 - Milwaukee, WI - American Family Insurance Amphitheater
23 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
26 - Bonner Springs, KS - Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
28 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center Omaha
30 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
1 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
4 - Seattle, WA - White River Amphitheatre
5 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
8 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion
9 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
11 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
12 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
18 - San Diego, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
19 - Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
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