Just a month after The Rolling Stones returned to the stage, the band that arguably owe their career to Mick Jagger and co. also announced their live comeback with the sale of The Black Crowes tickets for a 26-date tour across North America and the UK entitled Lay Down With Number 13.
The Robinson brothers’ blues-rock outfit embarked on a self-imposed hiatus in the wake of their 20th anniversary celebrations back in 2010. But in the same week they document their farewell five-night stint at New York’s Best Buy Theater with the vinyl release of live album, Wiser For The Time, the band will regroup again for five shows in Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and London.
With Americana singer-songwriter Jackie Greene replacing North Mississippi Allstars’ Luther Dickinson on guitar and backing vocals, the Atlanta sextet then return to their homeland for a lengthier series of dates which begin at Port Chester’s The Capitol Theatre on April 2nd and end at New Orleans’ Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts on May 4th with the latter’s get-in price currently at $125.
There are still hundreds of The Black Crowes tickets available, although only a handful remain for the shows at Detroit’s The Fillmore on April 14th (get-in price $124, average price $163) and Saint Louis’ The Pageant on April 19st ($104/$163). The same limited quantity is available for their two gigs at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on April 20th and April 21st. With the whole tour’s average get-in price at $107 and overall average price at $178, the latter two dates, with an average of $364/seat are by far the highest-priced The Black Crowes tickets on the tour.
Elsewhere, fans can get to see the band for as little as $95 at the April 8th concert at Washington’s 9.30 Club, while the April 27th performance at Austin’s Stubb’s BBQ currently features the lowest average price at $123.
The Say Goodnight To The Bad Guys tour in 2010 saw the band perform a mammoth three-hour show that was split up into an acoustic and electric section. After citing the real possibility of a burnout as one of the reasons for their three-year break, it’s unlikely that the group will repeat such an exhaustive set-list this time around.
But fans should still expect to hear a veritable feast of material ranging from 1990 debut Shake Your Money Maker right up to 2010’s ninth studio album, Croweology, including their surprisingly sparse catalogue of US Hot 100 singles, “Thorn In My Pride,” “Jealous Again” and “Hard To Handle.” While the group are renowned for throwing in several covers into their sets, with artists as diverse as Reverend Charlie Jackson, Joe Cocker, The Velvet Underground and of course, The Rolling Stones, given The Black Crowes treatment during their previous tour.
9/5 - Cooperstown, NY - Ommegang Brewery
9/7, 8 - Arrington, VA - Interlocken Festival
9/10 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
9/11 - Fayetteville, AR - Arkansas Music Pavilion
9/13 - Telluride, CO - Telluride Blues & Brews
9/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
9/22 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theatre
9/24 - Huntsville, AL - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall at Von Braun Center
9/25 - Jackson, MS - Thalia Maria Hall
9/27 - Thackerville, OK - Winstar Casino
9/28 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at Moody Theater
10/1, 2 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
10/4 - Starkville, MS - Bulldog Bash at Mississippi State University
10/15, 16 - Portland, ME - State Theater
10/18, 19 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theater (acoustic show)
10/21, 22 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theater (acoustic show)
10/24 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/26, 27 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/29 - New York, NY - Terminal 5
10/30 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
11/1, 2 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theater
11/5 - Cincinnati, OH - Taft
11/6 - Louisville, KY - The Louisville Palace Theater
11/8 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
11/9 - St. Paul, MN - Myth
11/11 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
11/13 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
11/15, 16 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
11/19 - Friant, CA - Table Mountain Casino
11/20 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
11/22, 23 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
12/6 - Portland, OR - Schnitzer Hall
12/7 - Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre
12/10 - Bakersfield, CA - Majestic Fox Theater
12/11 - San Diego, CA - Avalon San Diego
12/13 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
12/14 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium