Crowes Pair Up With Neil Young, Dylan
For the Black Crowes, it's shaping up to be a summer full of hanging out with rock royalty. The Atlanta-based rock veterans have already announced dates for a co-headlining tour of North America withFor the Black Crowes, it's shaping up to be a summer full of hanging out with rock royalty. The Atlanta-based rock veterans have already announced dates for a co-headlining tour of North America with Oasis, and lead singer Chris Robinson tells Billboard.com that the band will also be sharing bills with Bob Dylan and Neil Young and Crazy Horse in the coming months.
The date with Dylan, set for April 27 in Knoxville, Tenn., was a happy accident of coinciding tour schedules, according to Robinson. "I don't know how it happened," he says with a laugh. "We've played with Bob a few times, and I mean, you just feel cool when you're somewhere that Bob is!"
The itinerary for the Crowes' shows with Young and Crazy Horse hasn't been completely finalized, but Robinson expects it to cover "eight or nine dates." "We've all been moved by Neil's music," he says. "I'm really looking forward to it."
The Crowes will be touring in support of their forthcoming V2 debut "Lions," due May 8. First single "Lickin'" goes to radio April 2, while the trek with Oasis -- dubbed "the Tour Of Brotherly Love" -- begins May 11 in Las Vegas. In the meantime, the Crowes have a number of gigs on tap, including appearances at Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival (May 4) and Memphis' Beale St. Music Festival (May 6).
As first reported by Billboard.com last week, the band is planning to make every one of its live shows this summer available online to fans who purchase a CD version of "Lions."