Black Crowes/Oasis Tour Kicks Off May 11
The much-ballyhooed Black Crowes/Oasis co-headlining tour is set to kick off May 11 in Las Vegas. Taking its name from the antics of each group's sibling leaders, the "tour of brotherly love" is set tThe much-ballyhooed Black Crowes/Oasis co-headlining tour is set to kick off May 11 in Las Vegas. Taking its name from the antics of each group's sibling leaders, the "tour of brotherly love" is set to run for 16 dates and conclude June 7 at New York's famed Radio City Music Hall. An as-yet-undetermined support act will open each show, and will be followed by Oasis and the Crowes, in that order.
The Crowes will be on the road in support of their forthcoming V2 debut "Lions," which has been pushed forward a week for a May 8 release. Rabble-rousing U.K. act Oasis will be making a second North American push for last year's Epic set "Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants," which topped at No. 24 on The Billboard 200. The Crowes have also scheduled a handful of festival dates prior to the trek with Oasis.
Although both Oasis and the Crowes have seen their album sales tail off in recent years, the acts continue to thrive in a live setting. Last November, Oasis released "Familiar To Millions," a DVD/VHS/double-disc live album of concert last July at London's Wembley Stadium. The Crowes spent last summer on road with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, a pairing which had earlier yielded the double-disc "Live At The Greek" (Musicmaker/TVT).
Here are the Black Crowes/Oasis tour dates:
May 11: Las Vegas (the Joint)
May 12: Santa Barbara, Calif. (Santa Barbara Bowl)
May 14: Los Angeles (Greek Theatre)
May 17: Denver (Fiddler's Green)
May 19: St. Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
May 20: Tinley Park, Ill. (New World Music Theatre)
May 22: Cincinnati (Riverbend Amphitheatre)
May 23: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
May 25: Toronto (Molson Amphitheater)
May 27: Boston (Tweeter Center)
May 30: Camden, N.J. (E-Center)
June 1: Indianapolis (Deer Creek Music Center)
June 2: Detroit (Pine Knob)
June 3: Darien Center, N.Y. (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
June 5: Columbia, Md. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
June 7: New York (Radio City Music Hall)