The Chris Robinson Brotherhood perform "Big Moon Ritual" on the road
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood has announced a spring and summer tour in support of their forthcoming "Big Moon Ritual," due out June 5.
The outing gets underway May 3 in New Orleans and will make stops across the nation before wrapping Oct. 18 in Florida. Included on the itinerary, Robinson will play a handful of dates as part of the Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio, a band that also includes Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir and Academy-Award winning musician/songwriter Jackie Greene. See right for a full list of dates.
Headed by the longtime Black Crowes frontman, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood also features Neal Casal (guitar), Adam MacDougall (keyboards), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark "Muddy" Dutton (bass). The band has performed more than 118 shows since the Black Crowes announced its hiatus a little over a year ago.
"Big Moon Ritual" is the outfit's debut offering. Its release date coincides with the band's performance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" the same night.
In a recent press release, Robinson called the album's music "classic California space boogie."
"This music in unashamedly what we're into," he said. "It's not a psych band because you have a Prince Valiant haircut and wear Beatle boots. It's psych because that's where our heads are. We want to make music that blossoms. We want to make music that sounds cosmic."
The band will follow up "Big Moon Ritual" with "The Magic Door" in September. Music from each seven-song album will be included in concert setlists.
3 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's
4 - Birmingham, AL - The Workplay
5 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
6 - Memphis, TN - Beale Street Music Festival
25 - Chillicothe, IL - Summer Camp 2012 (Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio)
26 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads (Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio)
27 - Geneva, MN - Bella Music Festival (Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio)
29 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio)
30 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium (Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio)
31 - Ozark, AR - Wakarusa Music Festival (Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio)
2 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater (Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio)
3 - Bellvue, CO - Mishawaka Amphitheatre (Weir, Robinson, Greene Acoustic Trio)
14 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
15 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
16 - Chicago, IL - Taste of Randolph Street
17 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
19 - Toledo, OH - Frankie's Inner City
21 - Columbus, OH - A & R Bar
22 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
23 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
24 - Concord, NH - Granite State Music Festival
26 - Pittsfield, MA - Colonial Theatre
28 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Stone Pony
29 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
30 - Wilmington, DE - World Caf Live
1 - Winston-Salem, NC - Ziggy's
3 - Wilmington, NC - Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
5 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere Music Hall
7 - Sioux City, IA - Bandshell (Free Show)
13 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece
14 - Alta, WY - Targhee Fest
15 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
18 - Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Club
19 - Chico, CA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co
20 - Santa Barbara, CA - Lobero Theatre
21 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriets
11 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's
14 - Little Rock. AR - Revolution Music Room
16 - Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
18 - St Louis, MO - The Pageant
19 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre
21 - Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
23 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
24 - Bearsville, NY - Bearsville Theatre
25 - Amagansett, NY - Stephen Talkhouse
26 - Amagansett, NY - Stephen Talkhouse
18 - Live Oak, FL - Magnolia Festival