George Clinton Retiring From Touring

by VVN Music

George Clinton has just one more year of touring left in him.

Billboard reported on Friday (April 27) that Clinton will retire from touring in May of 2019. Clinton said in a statement "This has been coming a long time. Anyone who has been to the shows over the past couple of years has noticed that I’ve been out front less and less."

Keep in mind, this is NOT the end of Parliament/Funkadelic and other Clinton oriented bands.  "They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop."

George Clinton formed a doo-wop group called the Parliaments in the late 50's before becoming a staff writer at Motown along with working with a number of other Detroit area labels.  By the late 60's, Clinton had transitioned the Parliaments into two bands, Parliament and Funkadelic and, by the mid-70's, both bands were having regular hits including "Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)" and "Flash Light" (both Parliament) along with "One Nation Under a Groove" and "(Not Just) Skin Deep" (both Funkadelic). Clinton also had his own solo career starting in the 80's with hits like "Atomic Dog" and "Do Fries Go With That Shake?".

The dates scheduled, so far:
  • 04/28 - New York, NY - B.B. King Blues Club
  • 05/04 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
  • 05/05 - Clearwater, FL - Coachman Park
  • 05/06 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
  • 05/10 - Savannah, GA - The Stage On Bay
  • 05/11 - Asheville, NC - Salvage Station
  • 05/12 - Portsmouth, VA - Union Bank & Trust Pavilion
  • 05/25 - San Diego, CA - Music Box
  • 05/26 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
  • 05/27 - Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
  • 05/28 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
  • 06/16 - Hunter, NY - "Mountain Jam Festival" @ Hunter Mountain
  • 06/20 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre
  • 06/21 - Akureyri, Iceland - "Secret Solstice Festival" @ Secret Solstice Festival Grounds
  • 06/22 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall
  • 06/23 - Odense, Denmark - Posten
  • 06/26 - Hilversum, Netherlands - Podium de Vorstin
  • 06/27 - Arnhem, Netherlands - Luxor Live
  • 06/28 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
  • 06/29 - Lublin, Poland - "Different Sounds Art 'N' Music" @ Different Sounds Festival Grounds
  • 06/30 - Brussels, Belgium - "Couleur Cafe Festival" @ Atomium Square
  • 07/01 - Glynde, United Kingdom - "Love Supreme Jazz Festival" - Glynde Place
  • 07/03 - Paris, France - Casino de Paris
  • 07/06 - Nottingham, United Kingdom - Rock City
  • 07/07 - Manchester, United Kingdom - Manchester Academy
  • 07/08 - London, United Kingdom - Roundhouse
  • 07/11 - Interlochen, MI - Kresge Auditorium
  • 07/12 - Fort Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theatre
  • 07/13 - Kalamazoo, MI - Bell's Eccentric Cafe & Pub
  • 07/15 - Chicago, IL - "Taste Of Chicago" @ Grant Park
  • 07/17 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
  • 07/21 - Warren, OH - W.D. Packard Music Hall
  • 08/01 - Ardmore, PA - The Ardmore Music Hall
  • 08/04 - Beverly, MA - The Cabot
  • 08/10 - Jacksonville, NC - Tarheel Opry
  • 08/17 - Chiba, Japan - "Sonic Mania" @ Makuhari Messe
  • 08/19 - Tokyo, Japan - "Summer Sonic" (Chiba) @ Zozo Marine Stadium
  • 08/24 - Arrington, VA - "Lockn' Festival" - Oak Ridge Farm

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