As expected, the Black Crowes reunion has grown into a full-blown tour, and the band has finally unveiled details of the musicians who will back founding sibling duo Chris and Rich Robinson at the band’s first gigs since October 2001.
Guitarist Marc Ford is back in the fold for the first time since 1997, while Bill Dobrow, who played with Rich Robinson in the short-lived band Hookah Brown, will take over for Steve Gorman on drums.
Bassist Sven Pipien returns for the first time since his less-than-amicable departure in 2000, while longtime keyboardist Eddie Hawyrsch will round out the group.
Beyond the Crowes’ previously announced seven-show run at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom later this month, plus appearances at Bonnaroo and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, more than 20 new dates have been confirmed through mid-June.
Additional shows are expected to be added, as is another touring leg later this summer.
Here are the Black Crowes’ tour dates:
March 22-23, 25-27, 29-30: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
April 21: Houston (Verizon Wireless Theatre)
April 22: New Orleans (Jazz Fest)
April 23: Gulfport, Miss. (Grand Casino)
April 25: Myrtle Beach, S.C. (House of Blues)
April 26: Charleston, S.C. (the Plex)
April 27: Raleigh, N.C. (Disco Rodeo)
April 29: Knoxville, Tenn. (Civic Auditorium)
April 30: Asheville, N.C. (Thomas Wolfe Auditorium)
May 1: Memphis (Beale Street Music Festival)
May 5-7: Atlanta (Tabernacle)
May 10-11: Boston (Orpheum Theatre)
May 13-14: Hampton Beach, N.H. (Hampton Beach Casino)
May 16: Montreal (Metropolis)
May 17: Toronto (Kool Haus)
May 22: Pensacola, Fla. (Springfest)
May 24: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Revolution)
May 25: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
May 28: Little Rock, Ark. (Riverfest)
May 29: Montgomery, Ala. (Jubilee)
June 11: Manchester, Tenn. (Bonnaroo Festival)