By ALLISON HUSSEY
The funk legend had announced his retirement a few years ago, but is getting back on the road in June.
George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic have announced a stretch of late spring and summer tour dates in the United States. Dopapod, Pimps of Joytime, the Floozies, and the Motet are among those joining the band at different stops on the tour, which begins in mid-June and extends through August. See the full schedule below.
Clinton had previously announced that he was retiring from touring, claiming in 2018 that he’d go on a final trek the following year. More recently, Clinton and the band earned the honor of having a street named for them in Plainfield, New Jersey, where Clinton established the doo-wop group that eventually became Parliament-Funkadelic.
Wiz Khalifa is set to appear as Clinton in Spinning Gold, a forthcoming biopic about Casablanca Records head Neil Bogart. The label issued several of Parliament-Funkadelic’s records in the 1970s, including 1974’s Up for the Down Stroke and 1975’s Mothership Connection.
George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic:
06-15 New York, NY – Summerstage @ Central Park !@
06-18 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall !@
06-19 Worcester, MA – The Palladium !@
06-24 Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s @#$
06-25 Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall
06-26 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live @$
06-30 Asheville, NC – Salvage Station $!@
07-02 Pelham, TN – The Caverns $!@
07-07 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore #@
07-22 Fort Worth, TX – Wild Acre Live $%@
07-23 Cedar Park, TX – The Haute Spot $%@
08-11 Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Amphitheater $^!
08-13 Las Vegas, NV – Craig Ranch Amphitheater &*
08-17 Inglewood, CA – YouTube Theater $!
08-19 Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery &$!
08-20 Blue Lake, CA – Blue Lake Casino &$!
08-21 Napa, CA – Charles Krug Winery $!
! with Dopapod
@ with Pimps of Joytime
# with The Floozies
$ with The Motet
% with Soul Rebels
^ with Fishbone
& with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
* with Fantastic Negrito.
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