Giving fans a golden opportunity to see them before they break up again, the Black Crowes are headed to Vancouver this spring. The reunited rockers will play the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 16 in support of their upcoming album Happiness Bastards. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (January 26).
The Black Crowes first crashed the mainstream in 1990 with their debut Shake Your Moneymaker. Grunge was a year away from breaking, and the band was compared favourably to classic rock giants like Aerosmith, Faces, and the Rolling Stones.
A sophomore followup, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, would solidify the group’s following with rock-radio listeners, the album yielding the hits “Remedy” and “Sting Me”.
Right from the beginning, the band was as famous for its blues-rock revivalism as it was for the friction and warring between its two founders and main songwriters, siblings Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson.
As the Black Crowes struggled to replicate the success of their first two records, the Robinson brothers announced they were taking a hiatus in 2002.
A successful return to action in 2005 led to the top-five comeback Warpaint, the peace lasting until 2015 when Rich announced the group was breaking up over a disagreement with his brother over who owned the band.
Four years of radio silence between the Robinsons would follow, leading to another truce and reunion, and recording of Happiness Bastards.
When: April 16
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Tickets: Live Nation