Posted in music | tour dates on October 25, 2007


The December 7th Sly & The Family Stone date is actually two shows - early & late

Tickets go on sale on 10/26/07
All tix $75.00. Video of Sly performing in July, below...

Sly & The Family Stone 7-15-07 North Sea Jazz Festival 2/3

* Sly & the Family Stone are playing NYC



Comments (14)

$75 is a pretty reasonable price, if he shows up and actually performs for more than 10 minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2007 12:09 PM

i love sly, but what are the odds he plays long enough to get your $75 worth?

Posted by fishermb | October 25, 2007 12:14 PM

The question is, which show is SLY going to perform the longest at? Early show has promise I think. We'll see...

Posted by brassbonanza | October 25, 2007 12:19 PM

I like Sly and the Family Stone but I'm not going to pay $75 to see some 3000 year old man hunched over a keyboard. Somebody better put him back in his tomb.

Posted by Positive Pete | October 25, 2007 12:37 PM

he's only 66 dude.

Posted by jeff | October 25, 2007 12:40 PM

I think the late show is the better bet. Even if he comes on at exactly 8 pm. he will only be allowed to play until about 9:30 because they have to clear everyone out for the 10:30 start. A

At least with the 10:30 show there's the potential (though probably slim) that he could play a 2+ hour set.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2007 12:52 PM

Yeah I just can't decide with this one either. It has the potential to either be a really amazing and legendary event, or a really disasterous an legendary event. Do I feel like shelling out $75 to witness a trainwreck? Hell, which one is MORE worth the money?

Posted by Layla | October 25, 2007 12:53 PM

Yeah I just can't decide with this one either. It has the potential to either be a really amazing and legendary event, or a really disasterous and legendary event. Do I feel like shelling out $75 to witness a trainwreck? Hell, which one is MORE worth the money?

Posted by Layla | October 25, 2007 12:53 PM

A review of the Bournemouth, England Opera House July 28, 2007

Stone deigned to take to the stage a good hour and a half after the opening act...And about a quarter of the way into his own set. The Family Stone had finally bounced onstage to a slow hand-clapping, eye-lid weary crowd at just after 11pm...key Sly hits 'Dance To The Music', and 'Family Affair' funked seamlessly by without even a whiff of the maestro himself, as the bemused audience genially clapped along, awaiting his appearance at any minute.

The gig was to morph into a musical car crash shortly afterwards when "sound problems" developed. The guitarist announced, "Sly won’t come out until his microphone’s fixed." Everything ground to a halt for half-an-hour of tedious, soundcheck-style shenanigans, which smacked of a desperate, playing for time opportunity.

Finally appearing a few numbers after the "problem" was resolved, Sly shuffled from stage right, hunched of shoulder and concealed behind sunglasses, baseball hat and a knee-length black sparkly jacket. The crowd – and the Family Stone - looked almost ecstatically grateful as he hot-footed it around in the style of a genially drunk uncle at a wedding disco, then planted himself behind his keyboard and executed a few 360 degree twirls on his piano stool.

It wasn’t to last. Sly disappeared for a second time, leaving the exasperated-looking backing singers to carry the set, then reappeared for a single encore only after vehement persuasion from his daughter, who’d popped up, presumably as a form of crowd control...he left it to the band and singers to tie up the set to unanimous boos from the crowd, while he presumably sat in his dressing room counting his money and laughing his head off.

A heated post-gig debate in the men’s toilets posed the following theory: if life dictates that you get what you pay for, and you’ve paid to see a shambolic genius former drug addict, then why complain if that’s what you get ?

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2007 12:56 PM

Ok, I'm in.

Posted by Positive Pete | October 25, 2007 1:07 PM

i was at the bournemouth show- my advice- dont bother. I kind of figured that it could be a dissapointment, but then thought- if they have bothered to come back he must be at least vaguelly able to be on the same way the brian wilson shows didnt have him playing all the time or singing all the time .. It wasnt even the original family stone either....just two of them i think, maybe three.

and pit it this way- he came on twenty mins in to the set (which starrted 2 hours late) played if you want me to stay with the mike switched off ( i was by the sound desk and could see that they didnt even bother with the fader...) and then after singing one chorus 'went off for a piss' (his words)..... he then came on and did about 10 more mins.....i actually timed his stage time- 13 mins...

pathetic- really dont bother. Buy the reissues instead and imagine what it would have been like to see them in their prime (try youtube))

Posted by ro | October 25, 2007 2:38 PM

aww...doesn't e.t. look cute in his oversized shirt?

Posted by elliot | October 25, 2007 2:40 PM

This is actually pretty disgusting and all on the part of his sister who is doing this. If you don't know the story of Sly Stone, look it up but this man is damaged mentally and physically. This is not Sly and the Family Stone anymore. This is a few original Stones(no Larry Graham who was a huge part of it) and then they bring out their little damaged show bunny to parade around for a few mins and then run back offstage.
As someone said earlier, they dont even really turn his mics or keyboard on.
His sister has been leading this tripe for years now without any success and finally got her brother to show himself in public on stage. Now she can capatilize on it and get nostalgia suckers to pay 86 dollars etc thinking they are seeing this legendary group.
To me it all seems a little bit sad. Sly was one of the most amazing artists of all time and a pure genius responsible for some of the greatest music ever but that Sly aint ever coming back. Have fun paying this ridiculous amount to see 10 mins of a trainwreck.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2007 3:23 PM

i saw sly and the family stone at woodstock, they were the only band that got the crowd on their feet that night... they killed...
can sly still do it... don't think so...

Posted by moldymind | October 26, 2007 1:26 PM

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