Friday, April 23, 2010
[FMQB.com] The Black Crowes have announced plans for a new album and lengthy tour this year... but they will follow it up by going on an "indefinite hiatus." The band plans to release a new album, Croweology, this August and will also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album Shake Your Moneymaker.
When Rolling Stone asked Chris Robinson how long the band will be away, he replied, "Two years, five years, 10 years - you never know when you jump into the void. This cycle we've been on has been incredible. Since the summer of '07, when we made Warpaint, it's been the three most fulfilling years I've ever had with this band. But if we kept going, we might be playing with fate too much. It would be nice to have a 30th anniversary. But we should walk away from this while everyone's in a good mood."
"Plus, we all have babies," added his brother Rich. "I'm expecting one any day now. It seemed like a good time. To me, 'hiatus' means there is no plan. We haven't said, 'Let's get back together in 2012.' And we haven't said, 'Let's not.' "
The Crowes' 2010 tour begins in Milwaukee on August 13 and winds up with six nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco from December 12-19. The trek also includes five nights at the Nokia Theater Times Square in New York City between October 31 and November 6.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 3:39 AM