The Black Crowes Announce Reunion Tour
The Black Crowes have announced an extensive reunion tour for the summer of 2020, marking the 30th anniversary of their debut album Shake Your Money Maker. They’ll play the album in its entirety.

The news came during an appearance on Howard Stern`s SiriusXM radio show, with singer Chris Robinson pointing to his struggle with depression and the dissolution of his marriage as some of the reasons for the his nearly six-year estrangement from guitarist and brother Rich Robinson.

"I needed to go into the wilderness...I needed to construct that part of my early life," Chris Robinson said about going out on his own with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and taking time away from the band.

"I was definitely fed up with the fighting, it was unhealthy," Rich said about forming his own side projects (The Magpie Salute) to get away from the "constant ragging" from his brother. They admitted their strife turned into such epic battles at points that on a joint tour with Oasis back in the day, they freaked the famously battling Gallagher brothers out. "I always loved what he does, and did," Rich Robinson said of his brother.

The Black Crowes have had multiple on-off periods of activity since brothers Chris and Rich Robinson started the band in the mid-1980s. The band last toured together in 2013. Shake Your Money Maker reached No. 4 on Billboard’s 200 chart, and it featured the band’s biggest hit, a cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle.”

The 30th anniversary tour is slated to kick off on June 17 with a show at the Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas, with stops in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Tampa, Nashville, Boston, Toronto, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cincinnati and Las Vegas before winding up at The Forum in Los Angeles on Sept. 19.

The US Tour is promoted by Live Nation and no European dates are revealed at this point.