San Francisco, CA – It’s been quite a 2016 for The Chris Robinson Brotherhood; the departure of bassist Mark “Muddy” Dutton; two new releases out, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel and companion EP, If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now, both issued on Robinson’s own label, Silver Arrow Records; announcement of addition of new bassist Jeff Hill; Robinson’s own relocation to Northern California, and myriad of interviews and side projects, the band has clearly been through a lot. Well, it ain’t over yet and it won’t be until the last note is played at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on December 17th. It’s after that they can take a bit of a break until they hit the sandy beaches of Maya, Mexico for the “Los Muertos con Queso” extravaganza that includes Bob Weir & Bill Kruetzmann along with Dave Schools, Jeff Chimenti and Tom Hamilton (no doubt hammering out some Dead), The String Cheese Incident, and an intimate acoustic performance by Robinson and Casal. Their own tour starts up again in February 2017.
The 2016 cross-country U.S. tour will be stopping for three shows at The Fillmore in San Francisco from December 8-10. It’s a homecoming of sorts as Robinson recently relocated to Marin County. And, speaking from a tad of experience, the shows they put on at The Fillmore are always hot.
Envision this: Gathering in northern California on the side of a mountain overlooking the foggy Pacific Ocean, the band channeled the natural majesty of their surroundings into the 13 sprawling tracks that appear on the two releases, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel and an accompanying EP, If You Lived Here, You Would Be Home By Now. Sounds like a heavely spot to gain some inspiration. The music they create is based on their own unique kinetic chemistry and immersive sound, as well as about how they view the world. Their story is picturesque, colorful, raw and absolutely something real you connect to.
So, with magazine’s raving their sound, it’s quite amazing to find tickets still available for these shows! I mean, Uncut Magazine called their new rlease, “…a celebration of how American musical traditions can be at once honored and psychedelically expanded.” Rolling Stone raved that the album was “electrifying…boast[ing] a vintage rock vibe that’s at once quirky, trippy, soulful and downright magnetic,” and Guitar World called it “a treasure trove of soul that advances the band’s bluesy, kaleidoscopic sound.”
Don’t you want your ears to get in on that? Well then, check out the below list of tour dates, get on the ball, get on the telephoneline and get your tickets in hand. Go on and treat yourself. We bet you won’t be sorry. Besides, you deserve to get out and amongst some pretty great music fans listening to some pretty incredible music for your pretty awesome self. You’ve been good this year, right? We bet you have….
November 29 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma Theater
December 1 – Sandpoint, ID – The Hive
December 2 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
December 3 – Portland, OR – Revolution Bar & Music Hall
December 4 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
December 6 – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
December 8 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 9 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
December 11 – Santa Cruz, CA – Cocoanut Grove
December 13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
December 15 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
December 16 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
December 17 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre
January 25 – Maya, Mexico – Los Muertos con Queso
February 2 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
February 3 – Crested Butte, CO – Center For The Arts
February 4 – Crested Butte, CO – Center For The Arts
February 7 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
February 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
February 10 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House
February 11 – Telluride, CO – Sheridan Opera House
February 12 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen