The Black Crowes Hit The Road Hard Before Taking Indefinite Hiatus – The Great Southern Brainfart

So it looks like The Black Crowes are gonna call it a day yet AGAIN! That’s right, the Crowes are planning on taking an indefinite amount of time off to work on musical and non musical projects and to spend time with their families but fear not, the boys are going out with a bang. The “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” tour, featuring planned three-hour-plus sets split into acoustic and electric portions, kicks off Aug. 13 in Milwaukee, WI and will wrap up with an extensive six night run at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium.

The band made a return to the scene in 2004 and delivered a tour and found the band on top of their game and looking and sounding better than they had in nearly 15 years or so. Before then reunion, Rich Robinson had been working solo projects such as Hookah Brown and releasing his own solo album called “Paper” while brother and singer Chris Robinson put out two amazing albums with New Earth Mud which he succesfully toured behind and showed audiences that he could really step out of the shadow of the Black Crowes and hold his own as an artist. I always felt that Chris’ solo career was very similar to Gregg Allman’s in that he didn’t try and just do the same ol’ same ol’. He really put his all into it and did something fun and different. I can only hope that Chris will return to form and put out some more great solo stuff. As for Rich, I can’t say I was a fan of “Paper” as it was borderline painful to hear that guy sing. Anyways, to each their own.

The band will deliver one more release before saying “see ya later.” “Croweology,” due in stores Aug. 3, is the band’s first double album of all-acoustic material. The group recorded the set in Los Angeles last year after wrapping its 2009 tour, picking 20 songs from throughout the Black Crowes’ career in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band’s 1990 debut, “Shake Your Money Maker.” This should prove to be a great collection and I can’t wait to pick this one up.

“Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” 2010 Tour

August 2010
13 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
14 – Walker, MN – Northern Lights Casino
15 – Apple Valley, MN – Zoo Amphitheatre
17 – Des Moines, IA – Simon Estes Amphitheatre
18 – Kansas City, MO – Harrah’s Kansas City
20 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
21 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
22 – Columbus, OH – Promowest Pavilion
24 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
25 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre
27 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
28 – Council Bluffs, IA – Stir Cove
29 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
31 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

September 2010
7 – Salina, KS – The Stiefel Theatre
8 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
10 – Charleston, SC – Family Circle Magazine Stadium
12 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
17 – Raleigh, NC – Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre
18 – Charlotte, NC – Uptown Amphitheatre @ The Music Factory
19 – Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
21 – Jacksonville, FL – The Florida Theatre
24 – Houston, TX – Verizon Wireless Theatre
26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues

October 2010
1 – Biloxi, MS – Beau Rivage
2 – Fayetteville, AR – Arkansas Music Pavilion
15 – Albany, NY – The Palace
16 – Salamanca, NY – Seneca Allegheny Casino
17 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
19, 20 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
22, 23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
24 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
26 – Waterbury, CT – Palace Theatre
27 – Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
29 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
30 – Atlantic City, NJ – Music Box @ Borgata Resort
31 – New York, NY – Nokia Theatre Times Square

November 2010
2, 4-6 – New York, NY – Nokia Theatre Times Square
10 – Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
12 – Pittsburgh, PA – North Shore Entertainment Complex
13,14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
16 – Richmond, VA – The National
17 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
19, 20 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle

December 2010
3 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Auditorium
4 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
5 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
7 – Santa Barbara, CA – Arlington Theatre
10 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
11 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
12, 14-15, 17-19 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore


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Melechesh says:

So I gues Europe will have to wait for 5 or more years to see this band life…They are awesome anyway.

Scott says:

This news is a bummer for sure. Man, the last two albums have been soooo good. I was hoping for a lot more w/ the brothers and the ‘new’ band. I guess we’ll have to be satisfied for now. I can certainly understand they want to spend time w/ family. Life on the road has got to rough on the folks left at home. I also really enjoyed the NEM stuff and look forward to Chris’ next project. Maybe another tour w/ Phil!

I’ll be getting my tix for both nights at the Tabernacle. FWIW, the ticketmaster page is showing 5 nights for the Tabernacle!! Hope that is not an error and perhaps we get a weeks worth of freak’n’roll!

It’s just such a shame that those tickets are $52.00 a pop BEFORE charges. Maybe if they had Ford and Ed back for the big farewell I’d consider it but really, this is just ridiculous. My own lil protest to these ridiculous ticket prices is to just not go the shows. I’ll probably pick up a torrent of the run when it’s all and over.

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