George Clinton announces final tour with Parliament-Funkadelic (including Central Park)
George Clinton announced last year he'd be retiring from touring in 2019, but it's not an early retirement, as he'll be piloting the Parliament-Funkadelic mothership through August. "I would love to keep on doing this but I’ll be 78 in a few more months,” he told Rolling Stone. “Even though I feel like I’m just getting started, the reality is the group needs to go ahead and keep it going. We’ve got a new vibe in the band, and they’ve been carrying it for the last three years. I’ve been up there representing for people, but they’ve actually been turning the place out. And we’ve been selling out for the last five years, every night.”
After select dates in Northampton, MA in March and Honolulu in April, George Clinton's final Parliament/Funkadelic tour kicks off in May, hitting Milwaukee, Chicago, Cincinnati, Boston, Philly, L.A., Seattle and more, wrapping up at Las Vegas' Brooklyn Bowl on August 18. A lot of those dates are with Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf, including their NYC show which is June 4 at SummerStage in Central Park. No word yet on whether the SummerStage show is free or ticketed.
UPDATE: Tickets for the SummerStage show go on sale Thursday, February 14 at 10 AM with presales starting Tuesday (2/12) at 10 AM.
All tour dates are listed below.
This is the first SummerStage in Central Park show we've heard about for 2019. The space is getting a facelift.
George Clinton& Parliament-Funkadelic - 2019 Tour Dates
3/9 - North Adams, MA - Mass MOCA
4/11 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
4/12 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
4/13 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
4/14 – Honolulu, HI @ Blue Note Hawaii
5/26 – Chillicothe, IL @ Summer Camp Music Festival
5/30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre *
5/31 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
6/1 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverfront Live *
6/4 – New York, NY @ SummerStage, Central Park **
6/5 – Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion **
6/6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall **
6/9 – Columbia, MD @ Capital Jazz Festival
6/15 – Tunica, MS @ Gold Strike Casino
8/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater **
8/3 – Saratoga, CA @ Mountain Winery **
8/4 – Lincoln, CA @ Thunder Valley Casino ***
8/8 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo **
8/10 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo **
8/11 – Eugene, OR @ Cuthbert Amphitheater **
8/15 – Denver, CO @ TBA **
8/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Celebrity Theater **
8/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl **
* with Galactic, Fishbone and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf
** with Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf
*** with Zapp, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf