George Clinton Prepping Final Parliament Funkadelic Tour

'One Nation Under a Groove' will kick off on May 30 in Milwaukee.

Funk legend George Clinton is folding up the mothership.

The 77 year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is getting ready to mount his closing tour with Parliament-Funkadelic earlier than retiring from the street after a 50 12 months recording and tour profession. The North American "One Nation Under a Groove" tour will function Clinton and the expansive funk/soul/rock/jazz/R&B collective performing alongside a few of their funkiest accolytes: Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf.

The tour is slated to kick off on May 30 on the Miller High Life Theatre in Milwuakee, Wis., and hit Chicago, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Portland, Denver and Phoenix earlier than wrapping up at Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas on Aug. 18. Tickets will go on sale starting Feb. 7 at 10:00 a.m. native time; click here fo extra ticket info.

The tour is being promoted as p-funkers' closing time to see Clinton's eclectic stage present -- together with the legendary Mothership spaceship -- promising a final dance with beloved funk classics resembling "One Nation Under a Groove," "Atomic Dog," "Knee Deep," "Give Up The Funk" and "Flashlight." Along for the trip are veteran band members Bennie Cowan (trumpet), Greg Thomas (saxophone), Lige Curry (bass) and Blackbird McKnight (guitar), who've been with Clinton for greater than three many years.

And although future P-Funk excursions will likely be lacking the raspy voiced chief's iconic soulful croak, Clinton promised that the prolonged Parliament Funkadelic crew -- together with youthful members of his household -- will preserve the present going after he's hung up his rainbow braids. “It’s at all times been in regards to the music and the band," Clinton stated in an announcement. "That’s the true P-Funk legacy. They’ll nonetheless be funkin’ lengthy after I cease.”

Clinton, who launched his Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain't That Funkin' Kinda Hard on You? memoir in 2014 and Parliament's 2018 album Medicaid Fraud Dogg, has not stated if he'll proceed to file after the tour is over. Clinton and P-Funk will tour Australia with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in February and March and play a sequence of gigs in Hawaii, Austrlia and Japan in April earlier than launching the "Nation" tour.

Check out the dates for the "One Nation Under a Groove" tour beneath.

May 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre (Galactic, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

May 31 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom (Galactic, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

June 1 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live (Galactic, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

June four – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage (Galactic, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

June 5 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Pavilion (Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

June 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall (Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

June 9 – Columbia, MD @ Capital Jazz Festival

June 15 – Tunica, MS @ Gold Strike Casino 

Aug. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater (Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

Aug. three – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery ( Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

Aug. four – Lincoln, CA @ Thunder Valley Casino (Zapp, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

Aug. eight – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo (Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

Aug. 10 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo (Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

Aug. 11 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater (Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

Aug. 15 – Denver, CO @ TBA ( Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

Aug. 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theater (Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

Aug. 18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl (Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf)

 


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