The reclusive Sly Stone has announced three upcoming shows with another legendary funk group, Rufus. Stone will join Rufus—who were Chaka Khan’s former band—for two shows at New York’s BB King Blues Club on October 5. Then, Stone will join Rufus for a show at Washington, DC’s Howard Theatre on October 6.
Stone played a few high-profile shows in the mid ’00s, but has not played a major gig since his disastrous appearance at Indio, CA’s Coachella in 2010. Sly & the Family Stone are in the midst of a promotional campaign for their new box set retrospective Higher!. For more on the band’s origins, be sure to order the October/November issue of Relix.