George Clinton Announces Final Tour Dates

Lige Curry

After spreading the funk for five decades, the legendary George Clinton has announced the details for his final tour. The “One Nation Under a Groove” Tour will be the singer’s last outing though his band, Parliament-Funkadelic, will continue to carry the torch.

“I would love to keep on doing this but I’ll be 78 in a few more months,” he told Rolling Stone. “Even though I feel like I’m just getting started, the reality is the group needs to go ahead and keep it going. We’ve got a new vibe in the band, and they’ve been carrying it for the last three years. I’ve been up there representing for people, but they’ve actually been turning the place out. And we’ve been selling out for the last five years, every night.”

The tour will feature many of the band’s long-standing members including guitarist Blackbird McKnight, trumpeter Bennie Cowan, saxophonist Greg Thomas, and bassist Lige Curry. Together they will kick things off in March at Mass MOCA in Massachusetts before heading to Hawaii for a stay at the Blue Note. From there they’ll span the continental United States and be joined by Galactic (with bassist Robert Mercurio), Fishbone (with Norwood Fisher), Dumpstaphunk (with Tony Hall and Nick Daniels), and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf (with James Jones). Needless to say, this will be a bass-heavy tour.

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic Tour Dates

Mar 9North Adams, MAMass MOCA
Apr 4Atlanta, GACobb Energy Centre
Apr 11Honolulu, HIBlue Note Hawaii
Apr 12Honolulu, HIBlue Note Hawaii
Apr 13Honolulu, HIBlue Note Hawaii
Apr 14Honolulu, HIBlue Note Hawaii
May 26Chillicothe, ILSummer Camp Music Festival
May 30Milwaukee, WIMiller High Life Theatre *
May 31Chicago, ILAragon Ballroom *
Jun 1Cincinnati, OHRiverfront Live *
Jun 4New York, NYSummerstage, Central Park **
Jun 5Boston, MARockland Trust Bank Pavilion **
Jun 6Philadelphia, PAFranklin Music Hall **
Jun 9Columbia, MDCapital Jazz Festival
Jun 15Tunica, MSGold Strike Casino
Aug 2Los Angeles, CAGreek Theater **
Aug 3Saratoga, CAMountain Winery **
Aug 4Lincoln, CAThunder Valley Casino ***
Aug 8Seattle, WAShowbox Sodo **
Aug 10Portland, OROregon Zoo **
Aug 11Eugene, ORCuthbert Amphitheater **
Aug 15Denver, COTBA **
Aug 17Phoenix, AZCelebrity Theater **
Aug 18Las Vegas, NVBrooklyn Bowl **

* with Galactic, Fishbone and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf
** with Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf
*** with Zapp, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf

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