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Published: 2013/09/04

Sly Stone Will Return to the Stage

The reclusive Sly Stone has announced three upcoming shows with another legendary funk group, Rufus. Stone will join Rufus—who were Chaka Khan’s former band—for two shows at New York’s BB King Blues Club on October 5. Then, Stone will join Rufus for a show at Washington, DC’s Howard Theatre on October 6.

Stone played a few high-profile shows in the mid ’00s, but has not played a major gig since his disastrous appearance at Indio, CA’s Coachella in 2010. Sly & the Family Stone are in the midst of a promotional campaign for their new box set retrospective Higher!. For more on the band’s origins, be sure to order the October/November issue of Relix.


There are 3 comments associated with this post

Jesse September 4, 2013, 14:19:28

He’ll probably be an incoherent disgrace like at Coachella and many other performances over the last 40 years, but it would be nice if he got his act together for this. He is one of my all time favourite musicians. :(

ralph October 4, 2013, 14:50:56

Just the fact that he is still breathing is worth the price of a ticket. If he is 50% he will be great. Haven’t seen him since the late ’60, as a matter of fact the week before Woodstock, we opened for him at the old Freeport Raceway in Freeport L.I.

nyywc October 7, 2013, 08:02:00

He was an incoherent mess at BB King’s. Horrible experience. Even Rufus was in shock. Just sad really.

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