The Black Crowes: Reunion Remedy
The Black Crowes will celebrate their upcoming reunion tour by bringing a pair of former axemen back into the fold. Joining core-members Chris and Rich Robinson are guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien, who left the Crowes in 1997 and 2000, respectively. Pipiens replacement, Andy Hess, is currently a member of Govt Mule. Also onboard for The Black Crowes first tour since 2001 are ex-Hookah Brown drummer Bill Dobrow and tenured keyboardist Eddie Hawyrsch, a group mainstay since 1992. In early 2002, the Black Crowes announced an indefinite hiatus, also offering original drummer Steve Gorman his walking papers. Hawyrsch, Hess and the Robinson brothers last performed together at the 2004 Jammy Awards.
In late March, the Black Crowes will play a seven-night run at New Yorks Hammerstein Ballroom. In late April, the quintet will take its act on the road, making stops in Houston, New Orleans, Gulfport, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Raleigh, Knoxville, Asheville, Memphis, Atlanta, Boston, Hampton Beach, Montreal, Toronto, Pensacola, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Little Rock and Montgomery. As previously reported, The Black Crowes will also perform June 11 at the Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 11.