Atlanta’s brawlin’ Black Crowes are commemorating their 20th anniversary (yikes) as a recording act with a new two-CD acoustic release and a protracted U.S. tour before taking a breather.
The blues/psychedelic rock unit’s “Croweology” drops Aug. 3 on Aug. 3 on Silver Arrow/Megaforce Records. The 20-track collection includes acoustic versions of such songs as “She Talks to Angels,” “Remedy” and “Jealous Again,” which date back to the Crowes’ 1990 debut set “Shake Your Moneymaker.”
The band’s stateside tour commences Aug. 13 in Milwaukee and will wrap in December with a six-night stand at the Fillmore in San Francisco. In most markets, the Crowes will perform for three hours, playing 90 minutes of “acoustic hors d’oeuvres” and a 90-minute “electric reception.
Following the trek, the band will go on what it calls “a lengthy hiatus.”
On Sept. 11– the night before the Crowes play Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium — the band will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.