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The Black Crowes announce 2013 tour dates, live album
By Jason Lipshutz, N.Y., Billboard

The Black Crowes will close out a short hiatus in 2013 with a world tour, dubbed the Lay Down With Number 13 trek, as well as a new live release, "Wiser for the Time."

The rockers, who have been silent since 2010, have plotted the first leg of the run. It begins March 24, 2013, in Manchester, U.K., and heads to North America on April 2. Band members Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson, Steve Gorman, Sven Pipien and Adam MacDougall will be joined by Jackie Greene on guitar and vocals.

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Meanwhile, "Wiser for the Time" will be released on vinyl and digitally the week prior to the tour kickoff, on March 19 through Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records. The 26-song collection comes from the five-night residency the Crowes performed at New York's Best Buy Theatre in late 2010, and the digital version will include three unreleased versions of songs.

Tickets for the first leg of the Black Crowes' 2013 world tour will go on sale on Jan. 11, 2013, with additional dates forthcoming.

The Georgia rock group's most recent album, "Croweology," has sold 91,000 copies since its August 2010 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

"It might be 18 months, it might be two years, it might be five -- I don't know," Chris Robinson told Billboard in summer 2010 of the Black Crowes' hiatus, which began after the group's 20th anniversary celebration. "We'll get back together when we feel it's right. There's no end or beginning. It's 'Let's just do some other stuff for a while, and we'll get back together when we feel it's right.'"

Here are the Black Crowes' newly announced 2013 tour dates:

March 24: Manchester, U.K., at Manchester Academy
March 25: Birmingham, U.K., at O2 Academy
March 27: Glasgow, U.K., at O2 Academy
March 29: London at The HMV Forum
March 30: London at The HMV Forum
April 2: Port Chester, N.Y., at The Capitol Theater
April 3: Port Chester, N.Y., at The Capitol Theater
April 5: New York at Terminal 5
April 6: New York at Terminal 5
April 8: Washington, D.C., at 9:30 Club
April 9: Washington, D.C., at 9:30 Club
April 11: Boston at House of Blues
April 12: Philadelphia at Electric Factory
April 14: Detroit at The Fillmore Detroit
April 16: Chicago at The Vic
April 17: Chicago at The Vic
April 19: St. Louis at The Pageant
April 20: Nashville, Tenn., at Ryman Auditorium
April 21: Nashville, Tenn., at Ryman Auditorium
April 23: Atlanta at The Tabernacle
April 25: Dallas at House of Blues
April 27: Austin, Texas, at Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
April 28: Houston at House of Blues
April 30: St. Petersburg, Fla., at The Mahaffey
May 1: Lake Buena Vista, Fla., at House of Blues


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Dec 27, 2012 2:06PM
Seen 'em.  Not so cool, really...
Dec 27, 2012 11:50AM

Great news. The most Rock and Roll band out there. If you have not seen them go and check out a show and you will become a Crowe fan forever. I have seen them over 30 times since the early nineties and nobody does it better. Will be at the Detroit and Chicago shows for sure and if all goes as planned Nashville as well.


Oh no need to worry this is just the first leg of this tour so knowing the Crowes there will be a heavy west coast leg as well as a possibilty of many more stops in Europe. So looking forward to April my soul is already singing.

Dec 27, 2012 11:21AM
You call that a WORLD tour? 5 in England and the rest in the US with nothing west of Chicago?
Dec 26, 2012 6:12PM
The Crows are still around??  Seriously??
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