George Clinton Announces Farewell Tour With Parliament Funkadelic
Photo:Scott Legato / RockStarProPhotography.com George ClintonGeorge Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic plays Soundboard @ MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit March 8.
George Clinton announced his farewell tour with Parliament Funkadelic on Tuesday, culminating a half-century of music-making.
The One Nation Under a Groove Tour thuskicks off May 30 at Milwaukee’s Miller High Life Theatre and concludes Aug. 18 at Las Vegas’ Brooklyn Bowl. The title is a nod to Funkadelic’s 1978 album One Nation Under a Groove, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf will provide support.
Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic have several other dates on the books before the One Nation Under a Groove Tour begins, including opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers on their Australian tour this month and performances in Hawaii, Australia and Japan in April.
The 77-year-old Clinton announced his impending retirement last year. “This has been coming a long time,” he said. “Anyone who has been to the shows over the past couple of years has noticed that I’ve been out front less and less. Truth be told, it’s never really been about me. It’s always been about the music and the band. That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.”
Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic still draw well at the box office. Over the last three years, the iconic funk ensemble has sold an average of 1,066 tickets for an average gross of $40,837. But they’ll be headlining bigger rooms on their upcoming tour.
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