The Black Crowes Release ‘1972,’ a New EP ft. Covers of Rolling Stones, T. Rex, Bowie and More


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If you’ve ever heard a song by The Black Crowes — and you definitely have, by now — their love of what came before is evident, their roots in the soulful blues/rock of the 1960s and ’70s going a long way toward shaping the sound Chris Robinson and his brethren developed.

A new Amazon Original EP, 1972, was released digitally this week and finds the Crowes paying “tribute to the 50th anniversary of some of the best rock-and-roll during its prime,” per a news release.

This means, naturally, carefully selected covers of some formative tracks from acts including The Rolling Stones, T. Rex, David Bowie, Little Feat, Rod Stewart and The Temptations.

It was previewed recently with “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” which they also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night:

The 1972 EP track listing:

“Rocks Off” (The Rolling Stones)
“The Slider” (T-Rex)
“You Wear It Well” (Rod Stewart)
“Easy To Slip” (Little Feat)
“Moonage Daydream” (David Bowie)
“Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” (The Temptations)

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The Black Crowes will also head out on another leg of their Shake Your Money Maker anniversary tour later this year.

Accompanying the Robinson brothers on the road in this new version of the Black Crowes will be longtime bassist Sven Pipien, Brian Griffin on drums, Joel Robinow on keyboard and Isaiah Mitchell on guitar, as well as backup singers Mackenzie Adams and Leslie Grant.

And the dates:

June 09 – Fort Lauderdale, FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
June 11 – Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
June 12 – Charleston, SC Credit One Stadium
June 15 – Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
June 16 – Huntsville, AL The Orion Amphitheater
June 18 – Wilmington, NC Live Oak Bank Pavilion
June 19 – Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
June 22 – Portsmouth, VA Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
June 23 – Vienna, VA Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts
June 25 – Canandaigua, NY CMAC
June 27 – Bridgeport, CT Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
June 29 – Lenox, MA Tanglewood
June 30 – Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
July 02 – Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Spa & Resort
July 03 – Scranton, PA Peach Festival
July 05 – Windsor, Ontario, Canada The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
July 06 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Budweiser Stage
July 09 – Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
July 11 – Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater
July 12 – Highland Park, IL Ravinia Park
July 17 – Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada Abbotsford Centre
July 19 – Seattle, WA [venue tbd]
July 21 – Bend, OR Hayden Homes Amphitheater
July 22 – Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort – Grand Theatre
July 24 – Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
Aug. 13 – Missoula, MT KettleHouse Amphitheater
Aug. 16 – Boise, ID Idaho Botanical Garden
Aug. 17 – Salt Lake City, UT venue to be confirmed
Aug. 19 – Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove Event & Concert Venue
Aug. 20 – Camdenton, MO Ozarks Amphitheater
Aug. 23 – Little Rock, AR First Security Amphitheatre
Aug. 24 – Oklahoma City, OK Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 26 – Durant, OK Choctaw Grand Theater
Aug. 27 – Miami, OK Buffalo Run Casino
Aug. 29 — Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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