Not content with only fronting the Chris Robinson Brotherhood – an excellent jam band bringing the spaciousness of Grateful Dead to other retro styles – Chris Robinson, the one-time Black Crowes frontman – has formed a new band, As The Crow Flies. The main reason for this? He’s got a great catalogue of songs that deserve live performances; much loved songs that wouldn’t necessarily fit the Brotherhood ethos.
What’s more, there’s a string of US live dates scheduled for April and May.
The full details can be found in the below press release.
CHRIS ROBINSON Announces AS THE CROW FLIES
A New Band Featuring MARCUS KING, AUDLEY FREED,
ADAM MACDOUGALL, ANDY HESS And TONY LEONE
For 17 Shows This Spring
Chris Robinson has songs he wants to sing. As frontman for The Black Crowes—one of the most prolific and celebrated rock ‘n’ roll bands of its generation—he co-wrote classics like “Jealous Again,” “Remedy,” “She Talks To Angels,” “Twice As Hard” and “Sometimes Salvation.” With a desire to breathe new life into this storied repertoire, Robinson has gathered five musicians whose musical journeys intertwine with his own, including guitarists Marcus King and Audley Freed, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Andy Hess and drummer Tony Leone. Appropriately calling the band, As The Crow Flies, they’ll perform shows consisting of music from throughout Robinson’s history at a handful of select U.S. dates in Spring 2018, while in-between tours with his primary outfit, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood.
“Spring will be sprung and the songs will be sung. This crow will fly high with old friends and new. Bring on, bring on! I can’t wait to hit the stage with some rock ‘n’ roll for the ages,” says Robinson. “It’s been five years since I’ve had the privilege of singing these songs and with Audley Freed, Marcus King, Andy Hess, Adam McDougall and Tony Leone all onboard, a soulful rockin’ funky good time is guaranteed!”
As The Crow Flies’ 17-date tour kicks-off at the legendary Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on April 17 before quickly cutting south, including performances at Wanee Music Festival in Live Oak, FL, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and The Joy Theater in New Orleans for a performance during the city’s celebrated Jazz & Heritage Festival. The band then heads West, including stops at The Ogden Theatre in Denver, The Wiltern in Los Angeles and The Fox in Oakland before concluding on May 13 at Crystal Ballroom in Portland. Tickets go on-sale Friday, January 12 at 10am local time.
AS THE CROW FLIES
April 17 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
April 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
April 21 – Live Oak, FL – Wanee Music Festival
April 22 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City Birmingham
April 24 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
April 25 – Lexington, KY – Machester Music Hall
April 26 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
April 28 – New Orleans, LA – The Joy Theater
April 29 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
May 1 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 2 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
May 6 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
May 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
May 9 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
May 11 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
May 12 – Lake Tahoe, NV – Montbleu Resort & Casino
May 13 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom