The Black Crowes To Return To The Road In 2013
The iconic and influential band has also announced the March 19 vinyl release of the live Wiser For The Time. Its mammoth eight sides on four vinyl albums will contain 26 songs--15 acoustic and 11 electric--from the band’s five-night, sold-out NYC performances in the fall of 2010. These never-released-before versions will also be available as a double album digital download.
The band also announced the addition of guitarist Jackie Greene this week.
All this news was finally revealed by the band yesterday on Christmas Day after they began to tease it with a 13-day countdown of “Merry Crowesmas” on December 13. That’s when their website homepage began to change and evolve daily for the first time in two years.
As a Christmas gift to their fans, the band is offering via their website a free mobile web app. It includes a free download of the acoustic version of “Under a Mountain” (the Three Snakes and One Charm song which contains the lyrics “Lay down with number 13”) performed live in NYC in 2010. This offering is exclusive and not included on Wiser For The Time.
The first leg of the “Lay Down With Number 13” tour begins March 24 in Manchester in the U.K. and will run through May 4 in New Orleans. Highlights of the itinerary include two-night stands in London (The Forum), Port Chester, New York (at the recently reopened historic venue the Capitol Theatre), New York City (Terminal 5), Chicago (The Vic), Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club) and Nashville (Ryman Auditorium) and a special late-night performance at The Historic Mahalia Jackson Theatre in the French Quarter following the Jazz Fest. Stay tuned for a VIP ticketing announcement.
Here are the dates of the first leg of the “Lay Down With Number 13” tour:
|Manchester, UK||*Manchester Academy|
|Mon-25-Mar||Birmingham, UK||*o2 Academy|
|Wed-27-Mar||Glasgow, UK||*o2 Academy|
|Fri-29-Mar||London, UK||*The HMV Forum|
|Sat-30-Mar||London, UK||*The HMV Forum|
|Tue-Apr-02||Port Chester, NY||The Capitol Theatre|
|Wed-Apr-03||Port Chester, NY||The Capitol Theatre|
|Fri-Apr-05||New York, NY||Terminal 5|
|Sat-Apr-06||New York, NY||Terminal 5|
|Mon-Apr-08||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
|Tue-Apr-09||Washington, DC||9:30 Club|
|Thu-Apr-11||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|Fri-Apr-12||Philadelphia, PA||Electric Factory|
|Sun-Apr-14||Detroit, MI||The Fillmore Detroit|
|Tue-Apr-16||Chicago, IL||The Vic|
|Wed-Apr-17||Chicago, IL||The Vic|
|Fri-Apr-19||St. Louis, MO||The Pageant|
|Sat-Apr-20||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|Sun-Apr-21||Nashville, TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|Tue-Apr-23||Atlanta, GA||The Tabernacle|
|Thu-Apr-25||Dallas, TX||House of Blues|
|Sat-Apr-27||Austin, TX||Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater|
|Sun-Apr-28||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|Tue-Apr-30||St. Petersburg, FL||The Mahaffey|
|Wed-May-01||Lake Buena Vista, FL||House of Blues|
|Sat-May-04||New Orleans, LA||Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts|
(Photo Credit: Rod Snyder)