The Black Crowes Release ‘1972’ EP Of Classic Rock Covers

The Black Crowes Release ‘1972’, a new EP with covers from Rolling Stones, T. Rex, Bowie and more

If you’ve ever heard a song from The Black Crowes – and you’ve certainly heard it – their love for what came before is evident, their roots in 1960s and 1970s blues/rock soul going a long way in shaping the sound. developed by Chris Robinson and his brothers.

A new Amazon Original EP, 1972was released digitally this week and finds the Crowes paying “50th anniversary tributes to some of rock-and-roll’s finest in its heyday,” according to a press release.

That means, of course, carefully selected covers of some of the defining tracks from acts like The Rolling Stones, T. Rex, David Bowie, Little Feat, Rod Stewart and The Temptations.

It premiered recently with “Daddy Was A Rollin’ Stone,” which they also performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night:

Tonight, May 4, The Black Crowes will perform the historic Whiskey a Go-Go’s EP live in Los Angeles at 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST via Amazon Music’s channel on Twitch. Click here to watch the show.

the 1972 List of EP tracks:

“Rocks Off” (The Rolling Stones)
“The Cursor” (T-Rex)
“You Wear It Well” (Rod Stewart)
“Easy to slide” (little feat)
“Moonage Daydream” (David Bowie)
“Daddy was a rolling stone” (The Temptations)

1972 will be released on CD and vinyl this Friday, May 6.

Click here to pick up 1972 on CD from our Rock Cellar store
Click here to pick up 1972 on LP from our Rock Cellar shop

The Black Crowes will also take on another leg of their Shake Your Money Maker Anniversary Tour later this year.

The Robinson brothers will accompany longtime bassist Sven Pipien, Brian Griffin on drums, Joel Robinow on keyboard and Isaiah Mitchell on guitar on the road in this new version of the Black Crowes, as well as backing vocalists Mackenzie Adams and Leslie Grant.

And the dates:

June 09 – Fort Lauderdale, FL Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
June 11 – Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place
June 12 – Charleston, SC Credit One Stadium
June 15 – Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
June 16 – Huntsville, AL The Orion Amphitheater
June 18 – Wilmington, NC Live Oak Bank Pavilion
June 19 – Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheater
June 22 – Portsmouth, VA Atlantic Union Bank Pavilion
June 23 – Vienna, VA Wolf Trap Center for the Performing Arts
June 25 – Canandaigua, NY CMAC
June 27 – Bridgeport, CT Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
June 29 – Lenox, MA Tanglewood
June 30 – Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
July 02 – Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Spa & Resort
July 03 – Scranton, Pennsylvania Peach Festival
July 05 – Windsor, Ontario, Canada The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
July 06 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Budweiser Stage
July 09 – Mt. Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
July 11 – Prior Lake, MN Mystic Lake Casino Amphitheater
July 12 – Highland Park, IL Ravinia Park
July 17 – Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada Abbotsford Center
July 19 – Seattle, Washington [venue tbd]
July 21 – Bend Amphitheater, OR Hayden Homes
July 22 – Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort – Grand Theater
July 24 – Santa Barbara, Calif. Santa Barbara Bowl
August 13 – KettleHouse Amphitheater in Missoula, Montana
August 16 – Boise Botanical Garden, ID Idaho
August 17 – Salt Lake City, UT location TBC
August 19 – Council Bluffs, IA Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove Event & Concert Venue
August 20 – Ozarks Amphitheater in Camdenton, MO
August 23 – Little Rock, AR First Security Amphitheater
August 24 – Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater, OK
August 26 – Durant, OK Choctaw Grand Theater
August 27 – Miami, Oklahoma Buffalo Run Casino
August 29 – Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheater

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