The Black Crowes’ summer 2020 tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1990 debut album, “Shake Your Money Maker” has been officially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The trek was scheduled to start on June 17 at Austin’s Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin wrap on September 19 at the Forum in Los Angeles. On Wednesday (May 20), the band released the following statement via social media: “While Chris, Rich and the band were so excited to play for you all this summer, the North American Shake Your Money Maker 30th Anniversary tour dates are being rescheduled to 2021 in the interest of everyone’s health and safety. Hold on to your tickets as they will be honored at the new show dates. Keep an eye on this space and www.theblackcrowes.com for more information, to be announced soon. The whole band and crew can’t wait to get back on the road as soon as its safe. Much love #TBC’. The new lineup of The Black Crowes played two concerts in November — in West Hollywood, California and in New York City, as well as a media tour, such as playing live on The Howard Stern show. Joining Chris and Rich Robinson in The Black Crowes current incarnation are Earthless guitarist Isaiah Mitchell, former Tedeschi Trucks Band bassist Tim Lefebvre along with Once And Future Band members Joel Robinow on keyboards and Raj Ojha on drums.
In a new interview with Eddie Trunk, Sully Erna says that Godsmack has decided against scheduling any tour dates this year while the world is trying to fight and emerge victorious against the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As previously reported, Erna will launch a new twice-weekly Internet show, called “Hometown Sessions”, on Tuesday (April 14) at 6:00 p.m. via his YouTube channel. The band also just released a great music video for the song ‘Unforgettable, featuring young musicians. Over the weekend, Dr. Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, special adviser to the director-general of the World Health Organization, told The New York Times that he doesn’t anticipate it to be safe to return to concerts, sporting events and other mass public gatherings for another 18 months. Continue reading