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As The Crow Flies will tour America this spring

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Chris Robinson has formed a new band, As The Crow Flies, expressly to perform the greatest hits of the Black Crowes when they tour America in April and May.

Robinson is joined by former bandmates Adam MacDougall, Andy Hess and Audley Freed.

Robinson’s estranged brother Rich fronts The Magpie Salute, which features a different permutation of ex-Crowes.

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Speaking to Rolling Stone, Robinson emphasised that As The Crow Flies is a one-off arrangement, with a new Chris Robinson Brotherhood album due to be recorded this year: “We’re not going in the studio. We’re not unleashing another leg at the end of this. It is just a little celebration of those songs with this group of people.”

However, he didn’t rule out returning to As The Crow Flies in the future if the upcoming tour goes well. As well as Black Crowes favourites, he revealed that the band were considering throwing in a couple of Led Zeppelin covers.

As The Crow Flies tourdates:

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

The February 2018 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – with The Great Lost Venues Of Britain on the cover. Elsewhere in the issue, there a giant preview of 2018’s key albums plus new interviews with Keith Richards, Buffalo Springfield, Michael McDonald, The Sweet and many more. Our free 15 track-CD features 15 tracks of the month’s best music.

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