Chris & Rich Robinson Reportedly Eyeing Black Crowes Reunion In 2020
The Wall Street Journal published a report indicating Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson are in talks to reunite The Black Crowes. The article includes word from former manager Pete Angelus who states, “I’m aware of the deal that the brothers made with Live Nation for a 2020 tour.” A rep for Live Nation told the Wall Street Journal she doesn’t “have any intel.”
The Black Crowes last toured in 2013. 2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of the group’s debut studio album, Shake Your Money Maker. “There might be something in the works,” a source told the Wall Street Journal but wouldn’t go so far as to confirm a tour.
Longtime Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman has not been asked to participate in the reunion according to the Wall Street Journal’s report. Gorman noted he has heard rumblings the Robinson brothers are reuniting but added, “They are going to move forward with new people.” Steve recently released Hard To Handle: The Life & Death Of The Black Crowes – A Memoir, which he penned with Steven Hyden.
Rich Robinson has been focusing on his The Magpie Salute project in recent years, while Chris Robinson recently put the Chris Robinson Brotherhood on hiatus. Chris started performing songs from his Black Crowes days in 2018 with his As The Crow Flies band.
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