Robert Randolph reveals plans for new album, tour

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Robert Randolph and the Family Band will return to the road next month for a tour a nationwide tour in support of their forthcoming album, Lickety Split. The guitar virtuoso and company will make their way to Massachusetts for a performance at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston on Friday, August 9. Tickets for the show are now on sale through Ticketmaster for $25 and $35.

Lickety Split, the band’s fourth studio effort and follow-up to 2010’s We Walk This Road, will be released on July 16. Randolph co-produced the 12-track album and co-wrote 9 of the 12 songs. The album includes covers of covers of the Ohio Players’ “Love Rollercoaster” and The Rascals’ “Good Lovin'”. Lickety Split features guest appearances from Trombone Shorty and Carlos Santana. Fans can get a taste of the new material with lead single “Born Again”, which is streaming below.

“This record has elements from all of our earlier records,” Randolph said in a press release. “There are cool songs with lots of guitar and we can see the growth of our band in the new recordings… With this record we got to reconnect with the originality and creativity that fans fell in love with from the very beginning. This is the music that we started out playing and now that we are back on a roll I’m sure we won’t keep our fans waiting three years for the next album.”

The Family Band is comprised of Marcus Randolph (drums), Danyel Morgan (bass, vocals), Brett Haas (guitar, keys) and Lenesha Randolph (vocals).

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