Harley Flanagan celebrating Cro-Mags’ ‘Best Wishes’ 30th anniversary on tour
Cro-Mags‘ sophomore album Best Wishes turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, former vocalist/bassist Harley Flanagan is performing a set with “the best” from Best Wishes, plus other songs from all over Cro-Mags’ career. He writes:
I will be touring as Cro-Mags, celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the Cro-Mags Best Wishes album. I own the trademarks for Cro-Mags and Cro-Mags is who I am. I created the name Cro-Mags in 1981 and recorded the first Cro-Mags demos in 1982/83, having written all the music, played every instrument bass, guitars, Drums and vocals; before playing with Parris, John, Mackie or Doug in Cro-Mags. I have been Cro-Mags ever since. I have been performing, selling my music and merch since 1984; I am CRO-MAGS. I wrote and/or co-wrote every Cro-Mags song ever written, both the music and the lyrics, No one else can say that, and I am the only person who has played on every single Cro-Mags album. No one else can say that; NO ONE. In honor of the 30th anniversary, I will be giving you a set featuring “the best” from Best Wishes as well as songs from Age of Quarrel, Alpha Omega, Revenge and Cro-Mags 2016 – and brand new Cro-Mags songs. I look forward to seeing you all there.
So far, Harley has announced shows in NYC, Philly, and NJ, and he’s promising more TBA.
The NYC shows include Brooklyn’s
Sunnyvale on March 14 (UPDATE: this show has been postponed to June TBA) and Queens’ Blackthorn 51 on March 23 (tickets). All currently announced dates are listed below.
As you can see from Harley’s tour announcement, he is still in constant dispute with John Joseph over the Cro-Mags name. John Joseph’s version of the band is scheduled to tour this year with Hatebreed, Obituary, Terror, and Fit For An Autopsy.
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Harley Flanagan — ‘Best Wishes’ 2019 Tour Dates
Mar 14 Brooklyn, NY Sunnyvale
Mar 22 Philadelphia, PA Ortlieb’s
Mar 23 Queens, NY Blackthorn 51
Mar 24 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz
Mar 29 Long Branch, NJ Brighton Bar