The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson: “We’ll Get Around To Making A Record, But We’re In No Hurry To Do That”

During an appearance on AXS TV’s “At Home And Social,” Chris Robinson confirmed that The Black Crowes have written some new material. However, he went on to say that the band are “in no hurry” to make a new album. Robinson said the following:

“Rich and I, our focus, like anyone else, is to get through this pandemic and get back to where we can do the thing we love [to do]. I miss going to see music as much as I miss playing. And I know all of our friends for many, many decades and in many different places around the world who are musicians, [and] none of us are working. But our main focus is to tour. We’ve been writing a bunch of new songs, and we’ll get around to making a record, but we’re in no hurry to do that. We wanna get on the road. We wanna do this tour. We put together an amazing band, and we wanna go out and do it.”

[via Blabbermouth]

The Black Crowes Premiere “Charming Mess” Video

The Black Crowes have shared an official video for “Charming Mess.” This song is one of several previously unreleased tracks that will be featured on the deluxe 30th anniversary edition of “Shake Your Money Maker.” That effort will be released on February 26 and more details on it can be found HERE.

The Black Crowes Announce “Shake Your Money Maker” 30th Anniversary Reissue

The Black Crowes will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Shake Your Money Maker” by reissuing the album on February 26. The effort will be available in various formats and can be pre-ordered HERE.

The 4 LP and 3 CD super deluxe editions will include the following:

“Super Deluxe version includes the original album, remastered; 3 never-before-heard studio recordings; 2 unreleased demos from the band’s early incarnation as Mr. Crowe’s Garden; B-sides; a spectacular, high-energy 14-song unreleased concert recorded in their hometown of Atlanta, GA in December 1990; reproductions of an early Mr. Crowe’s Garden show flyer, setlist and tour laminate; a 4″ Crowes patch; and a 20-page book with liner notes by David Fricke. Limited edition 8”x10” glossy photo print in the box. Only 1000 photos made for the world.”

Here’s the track listing for the 4 LP set:

LP 1: “Shake Your Money Maker” (2020 Remaster):

Side One:

01. “Twice As Hard”
02. “Jealous Again”
03. “Sister Luck”
04. “Could I’ve Been So Blind”
05. “Seeing Things”

Side Two:

01. “Hard To Handle”
02. “Thick N’ Thin”
03. “She Talks To Angels”
04. “Struttin’ Blues”
05. “Stare It Cold”
06. “Mercy, Sweet Moan”

LP 2: “More Money Maker: Unreleased Songs and B-Sides”:

Side One:

01. “Charming Mess”
02. “30 Days In The Hole”
03. “Don’t Wake Me”
04. “Jealous Guy”
05. “Waitin’ Guilty”

Side Two:

01. “Hard To Handle” (With Horns Remix)
02. “Jealous Again” (Acoustic Version)
03. “She Talks To Angels” (Acoustic Version)
04. “She Talks To Angels” (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)
05. “Front Porch Sermon” (Mr. Crowe’s Garden Demo)

LP 3 And 4 “The Homecoming Concert: Atlanta, GA December 1990”:

Side One:

01. “Introduction”
02. “Thick N’ Thin”
03. “You’re Wrong”
04. “Twice As Hard”
05. “Could I’ve Been So Blind”
06. “Seeing Things For The First Time”

Side Two:

01. “She Talks To Angels”
02. “Sister Luck”
03. “Hard To Handle”
04. “Shake ‘Em On Down/Get Back”

Side Three:

01. “Struttin’ Blues”
02. “Words You Throw Away”

Side Four:

01. “Stare It Cold”
02. “Jealous Again”

The reissue’s first single, “Charming Mess,” can be streamed below:

The Black Crowes To Kick Off “Budweiser Stage At Home” Series

Live Nation Canada and Budweiser will be bringing the concert experience to fans at home with a weekly series called “Budweiser Stage At Home.” The show will launch on May 30 with performances from The Black Crowes and The Trews. Tara Slone will host the series from the Budweiser Stage waterfront venue and fans will be able to watch it every Saturday via Citytv and The series will also be available to stream on the Citytv iOS and AppleTV apps and Live Nation’s “Live From Home” platform.

The Black Crowes Postpone “Shake Your Money Maker” 30th Anniversary Tour

The Black Crowes have postponed their “Shake Your Money Maker” 30th anniversary tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“While Chris, Rich and the band were so excited to play for you all this summer, the North American Shake Your Money Maker 30th Anniversary tour dates are being rescheduled to 2021 in the interest of everyone’s health and safety. Hold on to your tickets as they will be honored at the new show dates. Keep an eye on this space and for more information, to be announced soon. The whole band and crew can’t wait to get back on the road as soon as its safe. Much love #TBC 🖤”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Chris And Rich Robinson Performing The Black Crowes Songs During San Francisco “Brothers Of A Feather” Show

The Black Crowes’ Chris and Rich Robinson have shared pro-shot footage of themselves performing “Hotel Illness,” “The Garden Gate,” and “Wiser Time” during their March 6 “Brothers Of A Feather” acoustic show in San Francisco, CA. You can watch that below:

The Black Crowes’ Chris And Rich Robinson Announce “Brothers Of A Feather” Acoustic Tour

The Black Crowes’ Chris and Rich Robinson have announced a “Brothers Of A Feather” acoustic tour. This trek will take place before the band’s “Shake Your Money Maker” 30th anniversary tour. Here’s the dates:

02/12 London, UK – Omeara
02/15 Amsterdam, NET – Paradiso Noord
02/19 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/21 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at the Fillmore
02/23 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
02/25 Nashville, TN – The Basement East
02/27 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
02/29 Austin, TX – Antone’s Nightclub
03/02 Denver, CO – Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
03/04 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
03/06 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel

The Black Crowes Officially Announce “Shake Your Money Maker” 30th Anniversary Tour

The Black Crowes have officially announced the dates for their “Shake Your Money Maker” 30th anniversary tour. The trek will find Chris and Rich Robinson performing the album in full with guitarist Isiah Mitchell (Earthless), bassist Tim LeFebvre (David Bowie), keyboardist Joel Robinow, and drummer Ojha (Once And Future Band).

Tour Dates:

06/17 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
06/19 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
06/20 Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
06/23 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
06/24 Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
06/26 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater
06/27 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amhitheatre at Lakewood
06/30 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
07/01 Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/03 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/04 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
07/07 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
07/08 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
07/10 Virginia Beach, VA – Veteran United Home Loans Amphitheater
07/11 Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
07/14 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
07/15 Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
07/17 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
07/18 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/21 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
07/22 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
07/24 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre
07/25 Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
07/28 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
07/29 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
07/31 Buffalo , NY – Darien Lake Amphitheatre
08/01 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion
08/13 Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center
08/15 Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/16 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/18 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/20 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/23 St Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/26 Kansas City, MO – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
08/28 Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
08/30 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/01 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
09/04 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre
09/05 Portland, OR – Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
09/08 Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
09/09 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
09/11 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/12 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
09/18 San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum

The group will celebrate the tour announcement with a November 11 show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York, NY and a November 14 show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA.

Two Dates Surface For The Black Crowes’ “Shake Your Money Maker” 30th Anniversary Tour

It looks like The Black Crowes reunion rumors are true. Dirty Rock Magazine have shared an advertisement for two East Coast shows that will find the band performing “Shake Your Money Maker” in full to commemorate its 30th anniversary. Those include a July 17 concert at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ and a July 18 concert at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY. More dates are expected to be revealed soon.

[via Blabbermouth]

Former The Black Crowes Drummer Steve Gorman Says Rumored Reunion Tour Is “Not About Music”

During a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, former The Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman confirmed that he has “heard from many sources for several months” that the band will be reuniting for a 2020 tour. He went on to say that he was not approached about taking part in the trek and that he doesn’t believe Chris and Rich Robinson are doing it for the music.

Gorman said the following when asked if he has been approached about participating in the rumored tour:

“Oh no. And it won’t happen. Trust me. [Laughs] This reunion, I’ve heard from many sources for several months that this is happening. This ain’t got nothin’ to do with trying to re-find a musical connection. This is a very different motivation and impetus, so the last thing that the brothers Robinson are going to do is involve someone who is going to take a chunk of the pie away from them.”

“If the Black Crowes had ever operated in a way that made perfect sense, the lineup from ‘92 to ‘97 would have never gone away. You know what I mean?”

He continued:

“There was never an understanding of the true strength and power of the band. And the Robinson brothers are showing that very clearly. They have every right to do this. When I quit the band in 2001, I relinquished my right to the name. I never thought I’d be back to begin with. And I never was cut back in on that side of things as far as a third of the partnership in terms of who owns the name the Black Crowes. And that’s fine. The truth is, when Chris blew the band up in 2014, the last thing I wanted was to be involved in a continuing string of emails from lawyers and accountants trying to get everybody to agree on something. It’s been much nicer to know that this is all in the rear view. And again, they wouldn’t ever think of approaching me, but it’s going to be a pretty tough thing to make sense of, six years after Chris said, “I need all of the money or I’m never doing this again” and then suddenly saying, “Okay, I’m ready to do it again.” I mean, it just speaks for what’s going on. They painted themselves into a corner and they need to go out as the Black Crowes, and I don’t think, frankly, they give two flying fucks who is in the band onstage with them.

They’re going to go do what they have to do. And I don’t begrudge anybody who can make a living playing music in their 50s on principle. It’s like, Good for you. But the way this will be spun, and the way that everything has been spun for years, [it is] a pretty dubious suggestion that this is anything about a reunion or an anniversary.”

He also added the following when asked if he can think of a scenario in which he would return to the band:

“Not that I can imagine, and I have a really active imagination. So I would say no. And the truth is this, I have absolutely no interest in being in a room with either one of those guys, much less onstage with them for a year and a half. I have worked my ass off to make sure that I was never in a position where I thought I might have to do this. So, I mean, there’s that. I don’t need it. The reality is, if they did call me and if they did call Johnny [Colt] and if they did call Marc Ford or if they called Sven [Pipien], what are the chances that band is ever as good as it once was? I would say nil. So there’s pragmatic considerations, and I don’t need that. And then on top of it, once you really do get down to the music of it, if this were about music, those phone calls would have been made. It’s not about music. It is what it is. I mean, if I wanted to go see some soccer games in Europe and the tour made sense for me, okay, maybe. [Laughs] You know what I mean? I’d be looking at it for things like that. Do I want to go play a bunch of festivals next summer? Well, no, not really. I’m not missing that on any level. And again, musically speaking, this Trigger Hippy album, I’m not one to say that this is the best thing ever, but I am as proud of this record and I love this record as much as anything I’ve ever done. So my musical jones is more than sated with Trigger Hippy.”