The immediate future looks pretty bleak for fans of Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Over the last two days, the band announced they had parted ways with keyboardist Adam MacDougall and canceled an upcoming performance at New York City’s Webster Hall set for later this year. On Friday, it was announced that the band will now no longer be performing at this year’s LOCKN‘ Festival, which is set to take place on August 22nd-25th.
According to the announcement shared by the festival, CRB will no longer perform due to a “scheduling conflict”, and has been replaced on the event schedule by Midnight North. The band did not make any statement of their own, and has yet to share their plans for replacing MacDougall.
The drastic changes to the band’s lineup and schedule come at a slightly inconvenient time, as they’re set to release their sixth full-length studio album, Servants of the Sun, on June 14th. The band is still scheduled to perform at the official afterparty at the inaugural BeachLife Festival in Hermosa Beach, CA on Saturday, and their 2019 spring tour is set to continue on May 16th with a show in Kill Devil Hills, NC.
MacDougall is currently on the road with his other band, Circles Around the Sun, which also just announced a new batch of summer tour dates. Awkwardly enough, the band’s summer tour schedule also includes an appearance at LOCKN’. Oof.
Fans can still catch Trey Anastasio Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, and many more when LOCKN’ Festival returns to Arrington, VA at the end of summer.
Due to a scheduling conflict, @TheCRB will no longer play LOCKN’. Announcing @MidnightNorth as an exciting addition to Thursday! Of course, LOCKN’ wouldn’t be the same without R2L winners @AudacityBrass, @FreeUnionMusic + @SurpriseAttackn. pic.twitter.com/xKLqDLe81l
— LOCKN’ (@locknfestival) May 3, 2019