One month after rumours began to trickle forth, The Black Crowes have announced they’ll be reuniting to perform their seminal 1990 album Shake Your Money Maker in its entirety.
Back in 1990, the music world was stunned by the arrival of The Black Crowes, a Southern rock outfit led by brothers Chris and Rich Robinson.
Releasing their debut album, Shake Your Moneymaker, the band’s infectious sound resulted in widespread chart success, with classics like ‘Hard To Handle’, ‘She Talks To Angels’, and much more becoming rock staples.
Over the coming years though, the band’s popularity would continue to ebb and flow, with a three-year hiatus taking place in the early ’00s, and another brief hiatus kicking off in 2010. Sadly, following the release of their last album in 2009, the band would play their last show in 2013.
In early 2015, Rich Robinson announced the band’s official demise ahead of a planned 25th anniversary tour, citing a disagreement with brother Chris in regards to a proposal regarding ownership of the band as the reason for their split.
Just last month though, sources close to the band began to indicate that the band would be embarking on a reunion tour in 2020.
Check out the reunion tour poster:
The Black Crowes anuncian sus dos primeras fechas en julio de 2020 en New York y New Jersey para tocar entero "Shake Your Money Maker"https://t.co/ajQRhVPWyw @theblackcrowes @LiveNationES pic.twitter.com/gJGI31H7y9
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Founding drummer Steve Gorman (who recently stated his belief that the Robinson brothers will “probably be on the road soon together with a whole new band calling it The Black Crowes”) revealed that he’s heard talk of the reunion, but has not been offered the chance to join, claiming “they are going to move forward with new people.”
Meanwhile, former manager Pete Angelus noted he’s “aware of the deal that the brothers made with Live Nation for a 2020 tour,” while another close source did not confirm the tour, but claimed that “there might be something in the works.”
However, these rumours have all been confirmed now, with electronic billboards popping up in New York City to announce the band’s impending reunion.
Kicking things off with a performance at the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey on July 18th, 2020, and following it up with a show at the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York the following day, it appears as though the band are set to give fans a taste of their most iconic album.
Alongside the tour dates, the billboard itself promises that The Black Crowes will be performing 1990’s Shake Your Money Maker “in its entirety, plus all the hits.”
At this stage, it’s still early days for the band’s impending reunion, so there’s no word yet as to whether these will be standalone dates, or if we’ll receive new shows either in the lead-up to, or the aftermath of, next July’s concerts.