Chris and Rich Robinson to Reunite as The Black Crowes and Play Cincinnati in 2020

The Robinsons will celebrate the 30th-anniversary of the Crowes' breakthrough 'Shake Your Money Maker' with a world tour that includes an August stop at Riverbend Music Center

click to enlarge Rich and Chris Robinson - Photo: Josh Cheuse
Photo: Josh Cheuse
Rich and Chris Robinson

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of The Black Crowes' breakthrough album, Shake Your Money Maker. To mark the occasion, brothers Rich (guitar) and Chris (vocals) Robinson have announced a reunion and world tour in 2020.

The tour begins in June and will include an Aug. 20 stop at Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center.

Tickets and VIP options are available now via ticketmaster.com.

"I'm thrilled & blessed to be playing with my brother celebrating the music we've made & bringing our lives together full circle," Chris Robinson said in a press release. "Long live Rock n' Roll & The Black Crowes!"

"First and foremost, I'm really happy to have my brother back in my life," Rich added. "To be able to play music again together and celebrate the first record we made as kids, is a gift. To have these songs stand up after 30 years is something I could've never fathomed."

On social media, the band said they'd be playing Money Maker in its entirety, "plus all the hits." The brothers — whose volatile relationship is among the most legendary in the rich history of Rock & Roll sibling rivalries  — will play at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City tonight to celebrate the announcement, then they'll play The Troubadour in Los Angeles on Nov. 14.

While the Robinsons are back in action together after six years apart, the upcoming tour is not actually a Black Crowes reunion. No other members of the Money Maker lineup — or any previous lineup— are participating. In fact, the rest of the band for the tour will be all new members. According to Rolling Stone, the brothers will be joined by guitarist Isiah Mitchell, bassist Tim LeFebvre, keyboardist Joel Robinow and drummer Ojha.

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