When the lineup for the 2018 Wanee Festival was released this past November, fans were scratching their heads, wondering who exactly would be playing in the Black Crowes offshoot entitled “As The Crow Flies.”
Today, Chris Robinson has confirmed that in addition to himself, the six-piece band will include Marcus King on electric guitar as well as former Black Crowes members Andy Hess on bass, Audley Freed on guitar and Adam MacDougall on keys. The lineup will be rounded out by Chris Robinson Brotherhood drummer Tony Leone.
The band is set to tour through Spring 2018, playing songs from both the Black Crowes and Robinson solo songbook. Meanwhile, Chris Robinson’s brother and former bandmate Rich Robinson’s band Magpie Salute continues to tour, consisting of former Crowes guitarist Marc Ford, bassist Sven Pipien and singer Charity White.
“Spring will be sprung and the songs will be sung. This crow will fly high with old friends and new. Bring on, bring on! I can’t wait to hit the stage with some rock ‘n’ roll for the ages,” Robinson said in an official statement. “It’s been five years since I’ve had the privilege of singing these songs and with Audley Freed, Marcus King, Andy Hess, Adam McDougall and Tony Leone all onboard, a soulful rockin’ funky good time is guaranteed!”
Check out the Spring 2018 tour dates for As The Crow Flies below. The tour will kick off at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY and wrap up at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Ore. making stops at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn. and the Joy Theater in New Orleans. Tickets go on sale Friday Jan. 12 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
As The Crow Flies : Spring 2018
April 17 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
April 18 – Philadelphia – Electric Factory
April 21 – Live Oak, Fla. – Wanee Music Festival
April 22 – Birmingham, Ala. – Iron City Birmingham
April 24 – Chicago – Thalia Hall
April 25 – Lexington, Ky. – Machester Music Hall
April 26 – Chattanooga, Tenn. – The Signal
April 28 – New Orleans – The Joy Theater
April 29 – Nashville, Tenn. – Ryman Auditorium
May 1 – St. Louis – The Pageant
May 2 – Kansas City, Mo. – The Truman
May 6 – Denver – Ogden Theatre
May 8 – Las Vegas – Brooklyn Bowl
May 9 – Los Angeles – The Wiltern
May 11 – Oakland, Calif. – Fox Theater
May 12 – Lake Tahoe, Nev. – Montbleu Resort & Casino
May 13 – Portland, Ore. – Crystal Ballroom