The Black Crowes end hiatus, announce tour

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The Black Crowes have decided to end their brief hiatus with plans to return to the road this spring. As part of their “Lay Down With Number 13” world tour, the veteran rockers will stop in Boston for a night at the House of Blues on Thursday, April 11. Tickets for the show will go on sale Friday at 10:13 a.m. through Live Nation for $59.50 and $74.50.

The band has also announced the March 19 vinyl release of the live Wiser For The Time. Its eight sides will contain 26 songs–15 acoustic and 11 electric–from the band’s five-night, sold-out New York City performances in the fall of 2010. These never-released-before versions will also be available as a double album digital download. Fans can also download an exclusive acoustic version of  “Under a Mountain” from the same sessions by downloading the band’s free mobile we app.

The tour will mark the band’s first since 2010 in support of the band’s last studio album, Croweology.

“The Black Crowes road has come calling again for us,” declared frontman Chris Robinson in a press release. “Our music is a living, breathing thing, and we go where ever it takes us.  In a world of rock and roll tourists, we look forward to seeing our friends and loyal travelers who will join us and be a part of the shows. The musical horizon beckons.”

The tour will also include a two-night at stand at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on April 20 and 21. The second night will mark the tour’s only acoustic show and will feature special guests performing with the band.

The Black Crowes are led by brothers Chris Robinson (lead vocals, guitar) and Rich Robinson (guitar, vocals), alongside Steve Gorman (drums), Sven Pipien (bass), Adam MacDougall and new member Jackie Greene (guitar, vocals).

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