The Black Crowes kicked off their reunion tour last night at Manchester, England’s Manchester Academy. It was the group’s first live performance since the summer of 2011. The show introduced the Crowes’ new lineup, which includes frontman Chris Robinson, guitarist Rich Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman, bassist Sven Pipien, keyboardist Adam MacDougall and new guitarist Jackie Greene.
Last night’s show featured a mix of originals recorded throughout the band’s 20-plus year career as well as a range of covers. However, the band focused a little more heavily on their early period than during their final pre-hiatus shows. In addition, The Black Crowes introduced new covers of Traffic’s “Medicated Goo” and Joe South’s “Hush” (the latter song is best known for Deep Purple’s cover of the tune). Greene also showed off his musical prowess by switching to mandolin at several points during the show and providing backup vocals. The show came to a close with a choice cover of Little Feat’s “Willin’.”
The Black Crowes will perform at Birmingham, England’s 02 Academy this evening.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via The Black Crowes’ Facebook page
Sunday, March 24, Manchester Academy, Manchester, England
Thick N Thin
She Talks to Angels
The Last Place That Love Lives
My Morning Song
High Head Blues
By Your Side
Thorn In My Pride
Goodbye Daughters of the Revolution
Hard To Handle
*first time played
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