Chris Robinson‘s As The Crow Flies project has announced a two-night New Year’s Eve run at Port Chester, NY’s rock palace, The Capitol Theatre, set to take place on December 30th and 31st. The shows mark the band’s return to where they started, after playing their first-ever show at The Cap in April of 2018. Playing songs from The Black Crowes‘ songbook, the band features Crowes guitarist Audley Freed and bassist Andy Hess, Chris Robinson Brotherhood drummer Tony Leone and keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and guitarist Marcus King of the upstart Marcus King Band (who will serve as openers for the run).
While it’s been over four years since the Black Crowes broke up, Chris Robinson has spent the last couple of years touring with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, creating new music, and throwing shade at his brother and former bandmate Rich Robinson (to whom he hasn’t spoken in five years) for his own new project, The Magpie Salute, which Chris called “a Black Crowes tribute band” in a recent interview with Howard Stern.
In an interview earlier this year, Robinson told Rolling Stone,
We’ve discussed a few covers, but pretty much I want to just concentrate on the main Black Crowes albums, the songs that people will know. I’m not flogging away in the Black Crowes anymore, so there’s a celebratory element to it. If I haven’t sang ‘She Talks to Angels’ for five years, I’m going to have fun singing it every night for a few weeks. I have this thing called the CRB that is my wild imagination, my adventure and everything is there. Like I said, we have three weeks off. The other guys in the CRB are busy, so it just was a perfect time.
Tickets for As The Crow Flies upcoming New Year’s Eve run go on sale this Wednesday, November 7th, at 10 a.m. (EST) here.