George Clinton Announces Final Tour With Parliament-Funkadelic
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"Even though I feel like I’m just getting started, the reality is the group needs to go ahead and keep it going," the godfather of funk said.
Last year, George Clinton said that he would retire from touring in 2019 but not before doing a final "One Nation Under a Groove" tour with Parliament-Funkadelic. Now, Clinton has announced that tour.
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The "One Nation Under a Groove Tour" will begin on May 30 and end in August. Clinton revealed the tour dates in an interview with Rolling Stone.
"I would love to keep on doing this but I'll be 78 in a few more months," Clinton said. "Even though I feel like I’m just getting started, the reality is the group needs to go ahead and keep it going. We’ve got a new vibe in the band, and they’ve been carrying it for the last three years. I’ve been up there representing for people, but they’ve actually been turning the place out. And we’ve been selling out for the last five years, every night."
The tour will feature openers Zapp, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf. On February, Clinton and the rest of Parliament-Funkadelic will serve as the openers for the Red Hot Chili Peppers during their tour in Australia.
\u201c\ud83c\udde6\ud83c\uddfa! Red Hot Chili Peppers are pleased to announce @george_clinton and Parliament Funkadelic as the special guest in Sydney, Hunter Valley, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth.\n\nExtra tickets just released: https://t.co/NnvRibxiNa\u201d— Red Hot Chili Peppers (@Red Hot Chili Peppers) 1549321963
Check out Clinton's final tour dates with Parliament-Funkadelic below.
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic Tour Dates
3/10 – Northampton, MA @ Mass MOCA
4/11 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
4/12 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
4/13 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
4/14 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
5/26 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival
5/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre *
5/31 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
6/1 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live *
6/4 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage **
6/5 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Pavilion **
6/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall **
6/9 – Columbia, MD @ Capital Jazz Festival
6/15 – Tunica, MS @ Gold Strike Casino
8/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater **
8/3 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery **
8/4 – Lincoln, CA @ Thunder Valley Casino ***
8/8 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo **
8/10 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo **
8/11 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater **
8/15 – Denver, CO @ TBA **
8/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theater **
8/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl **
* with Galactic, Fishbone and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf
** with Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf
*** with Zapp, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf
Source: Rolling Stone