The Black Crowes will release Croweology, its first double album of all acoustic material, on August 3. The release celebrates the 20th year anniversary of the Crowes’ 1990 debut Shake Your Money Maker. Following a tour in support of the album, the band has planned a lengthy hiatus. The members of the Black Crowes parted ways in 2001 and reunited in 2005.

“At this milestone in our career, I feel very fortunate that I have had the opportunity to spend my life making music,” Rich Robinson said in a statement. “It’s been 20 years since we started out on this journey. I would like to extend my deep gratitude to all of our fans who have been there with us along the way. We would not have gotten here without your support. Every night I stand on the stage I feel great pride and respect for what we share with our fans. After this tour we are going to take some much needed time to spend with our families. But for now, we are very much looking forward to a great year of touring. I look forward to seeing all your familiar faces again on the road. See you soon.”

After touring in 2009, The Black Crowes spent time at the Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles, recording over 20 songs from their 20-year history. The band arranged acoustic versions of many of their best-loved songs and the band’s catalogue picks.

Croweology will be sold at the cost of a single album as a “Thank You” to the band’s fans. In late summer, The Black Crowes will kick off its “Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys” 2010 Tour, which will feature three-hour performance sets in most markets. The shows are being billed as “Acoustic Hors D’oeuvres followed by an Electric Reception with The Black Crowes,” and will consist of a full hour-and-a-half acoustic set, followed by a full hour-and-a-half electric set.

“With a smile so wide you can count my teeth and with a heart so full of love that it is spilling over the rim, I offer a humble and simple thank you,” Chris Robinson said. “Thank you for your time, your imaginations, your heartaches and joy. Thank you for 20 years of cosmic rock n roll. 20 years of keeping it weird. 20 years of chasing horizons and before the band that dares dream out loud puts it down for a while, we are proud to give you our Croweology. This year the music is only for you as we celebrate what has been, what is now and whatever will be.”

The Black Crowes have partnered with CID Entertainment to offer their fans some special ticketing package options for the 20th Anniversary Tour. The packages will include a variety of perks including VIP entrance, premier seat locations, limited edition posters and other merchandise, a limited edition “Musical Merch Pack”, pre-parties, post-parties and more.

The band’s upcoming shows include:

Aug 13 Riverside Theatre Milwaukee, WI

Aug 14 Northern Lights Casino Walker, MN*

Aug 15 Zoo Amphitheatre Apple Valley, MN*

Aug 17 Simon Estes Amphitheatre Des Moines, IA*

Aug 18 Harrah’s Kansas City Kansas City, MO*

Aug 20 The Fillmore @ The State Theatre Detroit, MI

Aug 21 Chicago Theatre Chicago, IL

Aug 22 Promowest Pavilion Columbus, OH

Aug 24 House of Blues Cleveland, OH*

Aug 25 The Murat Theatre Indianapolis, IN

Aug 27 The Pageant St. Louis, MO

Aug 28 Stir Cove Council Bluffs, IA*

Aug 29 Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO

Aug 31 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT*

Sep 7 The Stiefel Theatre Salina, KS*

Sep 8 Cain’s Ballroom Tulsa, OK*

Sep 10 Family Circle Magazine Stadium Charleston, SC

Sep 12 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN

Sep 17 Raleigh Boutique Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC

Sep 18 Uptown Amphitheatre @ The Music Factory Charlotte, NC

Sep 19 Thomas Wolfe Auditorium Asheville, NC

Sep 21 The Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL

Sep 24 Verizon Wireless Theatre Houston, TX

Sep 26 House of Blues Dallas, TX*

Oct 1 Beau Rivage Casino Biloxi, MS*

Oct 2 Arkansas Music Pavilion Fayetteville, AR

Oct 15 The Palace Albany, NY

Oct 16 Seneca Allegany Casino Salamanca, NY*

Oct 17 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ*

Oct 19 Higher Ground Burlington, VT

Oct 20 Higher Ground Burlington, VT

Oct 22 House of Blues Boston, MA

Oct 23 House of Blues Boston, MA

Oct 24 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH*

Oct 26 Palace Theatre Waterbury, CT

Oct 27 Massey Hall Toronto, ON

Oct 29 Tower Theatre Philadelphia, PA

Oct 30 Music Box @ Borgata Resort Atlantic City, NJ*

Oct 31 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY

Nov 2 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY

Nov 4 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY

Nov 5 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY

Nov 6 Nokia Theatre Times Square New York, NY

Nov 10 Ram’s Head Baltimore, MD*

Nov 12 North Shore Entertainment Complex Pittsburgh, PA

Nov 13 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.

Nov 14 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.

Nov 16 The National Richmond, VA

Nov 17 The Norva Norfolk, VA

Nov 19 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA

Nov 20 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA

Dec 3 Arlene Schnitzer Concert Auditorium Portland, OR

Dec 4 McDonald Theatre Eugene, OR*

Dec 5 Showbox SODO Seattle, WA*

Dec 7 The Arlington Theatre Santa Barbara, CA

Dec 10 The Joint Las Vegas, NV*

Dec 11 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA

Dec 12 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

Dec 14 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

Dec 15 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

Dec 17 The Fillmore San Francisco,

Dec 18 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

Dec 19 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

(* = Electric Shows ONLY)