THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES TO CELEBRATE THEIR 50TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A SPECIAL HOMETOWN SAN FRAN SHOW AT THE CHAPEL ON APRIL 7TH | EUROPEAN TOUR KICKS-OFF THAT WEEK IN SPAIN ON APRIL 11TH!
THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES TO RELEASE NEW 7″ VINYL & CASSETTE SINGLE “CRAZY MACY”/”LET ME ROCK” ON RECORD STORE DAY (APRIL 16TH) VIA BURGER RECORDS! FIRST NEW RECORD IN OVER 30 YEARS!
RHINO RECORDS TO RELEASE WARREN ZEVON / FLAMIN’ GROOVIES “WEREWOLVES OF LONDON” SIDE-BY-SIDE 7″ PICTURE DISC AS A RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE!
THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES: clockwise from top left w/ photo credits: Cyril Jordan (John Boydston), Victor Penalosa (Ray Flex), Chris Wilson (Ricardo Bernal), George Alexander (Laurence Le Tiec)
THE FLAMIN’ GROOVIES 2016 TOUR DATES:
Apr 7 The Chapel, San Francisco, CA (50th Anniversary Celebration Show! w/ Roy Loney & The Phantom Movers, Peter Case and DJ Set by Kelley Stoltz)
Apr 11 Sala Stereo, Alicante, Spain
Apr 12 Loco Club, Valencia, Spain
Apr 14 Sala Caracol, Madrid, Spain
Apr 15 Gijon Sound Festival, Gijon, Spain
Apr 16 Intxaurrondo K.E., Donostia, Spain
Apr 17 All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0, Pontins, Prestatyn, North Wales
Apr 19 Whelan’s, Dublin, IRL
Apr 20 Brundenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Apr 21 CCA,Glasgow, SCT
Apr 22 Manchester Club Academy, Manchester, UK
Apr 24 All Tomorrow’s Parties 2.0, Pontins, Manchester, UK (w/ Roy Loney!)
Apr 25 Scala, London, UK
April 28 De Zwerver, Leffinge, Belgium
Apr 29 Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
May 01 Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
May 03 Folk & Rock, Malmo, Sweden
May 04 Folk & Rock, Malmo, Sweden
May 05 John Dee, Oslo, Norway
May 06 Pustervik, Göteborg, Sweden
May 07 Nobelberget, Stockholm, Sweden
Jun 24 Nuggets Night @ Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
(more dates to be announced soon)
What started as a reunion in 2013 with tours of Japan, Australia and the UK, has continued and evolved into a full blown return in full force of the FLAMIN’ GROOVIES. In the past three years the band has toured the USA extensively with repeated visits to New York, L.A. and their hometown of San Francisco, as well as returning from hugely successful tours of Spain, France and Italy. In anticipation of their 50th Anniversary this year, they’ll be performing a special hometown San Fran show at The Chapel on April 7th, followed by another tour of Europe in April/May.
In addition, they’re also planning on releasing a new studio album, a documentary film, and are about to drop a new single from their forthcoming LP via Burger Records on Record Store Day (April 16, 2016). This new single features two Cyril Jordan/Chris Wilson penned tracks – the recently written “Crazy Macy” and the first track ever written by Jordan & Wilson, “Let Me Rock” recorded here for the first time! To pre-order both the 7″ vinyl and cassette singles of “Crazy Macy”/”Let Me Rock” click HERE.
In further Groovies Record Store Day news, Rhino Records will be releasing a limited Warren Zevon / Flamin’ Groovies “Werewolves of London” 7″ picture disc on RSD as part of their now-famous SIDE BY SIDE Series, that pairs two artists with one classic song.
The Cyril Jordan, Chris Wilson, George Alexander line-up featured on the three albums released by Sire Records, that rocked the UK, Europe and the US from 1971 – 1980 are BACK IN ACTION. With the addition of Victor Penalosa on drums, they continue to present their own unique and infectious style of rock ‘n’ roll with such cult classics as “Shake Some Action,” “Slow Death” and “Teenage Head.” In addition, co-founding member Roy Loney will also be joining the Groovies for a few shows both here and abroad, where he’ll be performing a number of the Flamin’ Groovies’ early favorites with the band.
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