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George Clinton retiring from touring in 2019 (but has lots of shows before that)

Funk icon George Clinton is playing B.B. King’s on Saturday (4/28, tickets) which is the second-to-last night for the Times Square venue which closes this weekend. But live shows will soon be a thing of the past for Clinton, who tells Billboard he will retire in 2019:

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. Truth be told, it’s never really been about me. It’s always been about the music and the band. That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.

Until then, George is still piloting the Parliament Funkadelic mothership and has a very busy tour schedule ahead, including Mountain Jam, Lockn’, and more. All current dates are listed below.

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic – 2018 Tour Dates
APR 28 B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
MAY 04 House of Blues Orlando Orlando, FL
MAY 05 Coachman Park Clearwater, FL
MAY 06 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA
MAY 10 The Stage on Bay Savannah, GA
MAY 11 Salvage Station Asheville, NC
MAY 12 Union Bank & Trust Pavilion Portsmouth, VA
MAY 25 The Music Box San Diego, CA
MAY 26 The Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
MAY 27 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
MAY 28 The Independent San Francisco, CA
JUN 02 Nelsonville Music Festival Nelsonville, OH
JUN 08 The Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
JUN 20 Kelvingrove Bandstand Glasgow, United Kingdom
JUN 21 Laugardalur Reykjavik, Iceland
JUN 22 Rockefeller Oslo, Norway
JUN 23 Posten Odense C, Denmark
JUN 26 Vorstin Hilversum, Netherlands
JUN 27 Luxor Arnhem, Netherlands
JUN 28 Paradiso Grote Zaal Amsterdam, Netherlands
JUN 29 Different Sounds festival Lublin, Poland
JUN 30 Couleur Cafe Festival Brussels, Belgium
JUL 01 Love Supreme Festival Lewes, United Kingdom
JUL 03 Casino de Paris Paris, France
JUL 06 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
JUL 07 Manchester Academy 1 Manchester, United Kingdom
JUL 08 The Roundhouse London, United Kingdom
JUL 12 The Clyde Theatre Fort Wayne, IN
JUL 13 Bell’s Eccentric Cafe Kalamazoo, MI
JUL 17 Varsity Theater Minneapolis, MN
JUL 21 Packard Music Hall Warren, OH
AUG 01 The Ardmore Music Hall Ardmore, PA
AUG 04 The Cabot Beverly, MA
AUG 10 The Tarheel Jacksonville, NC
AUG 23 Infinity Downs Farm Arrington, VA
AUG 24 Infinity Downs Farm Arrington, VA

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