The Black Crowes Return with “Happiness Bastards”

The Black Crowes: Happiness BastardsAfter putting a bitter brotherly feud to bed, The Black Crowes have returned with their first new album in 15 years. Happiness Bastards marks a triumphant return for the band featuring the duo of vocalist Chris Robinson and guitarist Rich Robinson.

“‘Happiness Bastards’ is our love letter to rock ‘n’ roll,” says Chris. “Rich and I are always writing and creating music; that has never stopped for us, and it is always where we find harmony together. This record represents that.”

“This album is a continuation of our story as a band,” adds Rich. “Our years of experience writing and making music and touring the world are represented in this record, and we were brilliantly guided by one of the best producers in the business, Jay Joyce. I am incredibly proud of what we put together.”

Happiness Bastards also marks the recorded return of bassist Sven Pipien, who first joined the fold in 1997. Check him out in the video for “Wanting and Waiting”:

Happiness Bastards is out now on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes, and Amazon MP3). Pipien will be on tour with the Black Crowes during their world tour to support the album. See full dates below.

Happiness Bastards Track List:

  1. Bedside Manners
  2. Rats And Clowns
  3. Cross Your Fingers
  4. Wanting And Waiting
  5. Wilted Rose ft. Lainey Wilson
  6. Dirty Cold Sun
  7. Bleed It Dry
  8. Flesh Wound
  9. Follow The Moo
  10. Kindred Friend

Happiness Bastards 2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 2Nashville, TNGrand Ole Opry House
Apr 3Atlanta, GAFox Theatre
Apr 5Houston, TX713 Music Hall
Apr 6Irving, TXThe Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Apr 8Denver, COFillmore Auditorium
Apr 10Phoenix, AZArizona Financial Theatre
Apr 12Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
Apr 13Oakland, CAFox Theater
Apr 15Seattle, WAMcCaw Hall
Apr 16Vancouver, BCQueen Elizabeth Theatre
Apr 19Chicago, ILByline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Apr 20Detroit, MIThe Fillmore Detroit
Apr 23Montreal, QCMTELUS
Apr 24Toronto, ONMassey Hall
Apr 27New York, NYRadio City Music Hall
Apr 28Boston, MAMGM Music Hall at Fenway
Apr 30Washington, DCThe Anthem
May 1Charlotte, NCOvens Auditorium
May 3Bethlehem, PAThe Wind Creek Event Center
May 4Atlantic City, NJOvation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort
May 7Philadelphia, PAThe Met Philadelphia
May 14Manchester, UKO2 Apollo
May 15London, UKEventim Apollo
May 17Newcastle, UKO2 City Hall
May 18Wolverhampton, UKThe Civic at The Halls
May 21Brussels, BEAncienne Belgique
May 22Amsterdam, NLAFAS Live
May 24Paris, FRL'Olympia
May 27Milan, ITTeatro Arcimboldi Milano
May 29Frankfurt, DEAlte Oper
May 30Stuttgart, DELiederhalle
Jun 1Berlin, DEVerti Music Hall
Jun 4Copenhagen, DKFalkonersalen
Jun 5-8Sôlvesborg, SESweden Rock Festival**
Jun 9Mérida, ESSTONE & MUSIC Festival

**Festival Date

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  1. Randall Pink

    I’m very happy to hear a new record from the Robinson Brothers! Pretty solid songs, which I’m sure will be repeated well live. What’s missing to me is the BAND! Almost no personality on the keys, the drums parts are bland and mixed poorly, leads are meh and WHERE’S THE BASS?!? Disappointed you never mention the mixing of low end on this record.