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Former Black Crowes Frontman Chris Robinson Announces New Band, As The Crow Flies

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Chris Robinson: (Image credit: Jon Cornick/Press Photo/Calabro Music Media)

Former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson has announced a new band—As the Crow Flies—and a 17-date U.S. tour that kicks off in mid April.

With the Black Crowes, Robinson co-wrote a slew of latter-day classics, including "Jealous Again," "Remedy," "She Talks to Angels," "Twice As Hard" and "Sometimes Salvation." This new project was created as a means of breathing new life into those tunes—and many other songs from Robinson's storied career. Besides Robinson, the band includes guitarists Marcus King and Audley Freed, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Andy Hess and drummer Tony Leone.

"Spring will be sprung and the songs will be sung," Robinson said in press release that was issued today. "This crow will fly high with old friends and new...I can't wait to hit the stage with some rock 'n' roll for the ages. It's been five years since I've had the privilege of singing these songs, and with Audley, Marcus, Andy, Adam and Tony onboard, a soulful, rockin', funky good time is guaranteed."

Robinson's primary outfit is still the Chris Robinson Brotherhood—and As the Crow Flies' 2018 tour was actually built around the CRB's schedule. The tour will kick off April 17 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, before heading south just a few days later. You can see all their current dates below. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. local time January 12.

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As the Crow Flies 2018 Tour
April 17 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theatre
April 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
April 21 - Live Oak, FL - Wanee Music Festival
April 22 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City Birmingham
April 24 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
April 25 - Lexington, KY - Machester Music Hall
April 26 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
April 28 - New Orleans, LA - The Joy Theater
April 29 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
May 1 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
May 2 - Kansas City, MO - The Truman
May 6 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
May 8 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl
May 9 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
May 11 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
May 12 - Lake Tahoe, NV - Montbleu Resort & Casino
May 13 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.