Just Announced: Chris Robinson Brotherhood | Fox Theatre | 9/15/12
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present An Evening With…Chris Robinson: Brotherhood at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 15th. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 20th for $12.00 in advance and $14.00 day of show.
In 2011, after more than 20 years of intense gigging and recording, Chris Robinson set off to shape something new, a fresh rock mythology, a breathing kaleidoscopic thing stuffed with chooglin' soul, bedrock boogie and shuffling wisdom birthed in intimate clubs and amongst the tall trees of the Golden State and eventually taken nationwide as the Chris Robinson Brotherhood evolved. What began as an experiment without expectations turned into a 118-show journey for Robinson (lead vocals, guitar), Neal Casal (guitar, vocals), Adam MacDougall (keys, vocals), George Sluppick (drums) and Mark Dutton (bass, vocals) that surprised these seasoned pros as music of unshakeable solidity and exuberant reach poured out of them, a New Cosmic California sound with tendrils reaching to the original Fillmore West, Topanga Canyon and outwards towards far horizons that finds its fruition on the CRB's studio debut Big Moon Ritual, followed by companion album The Magic Door (September).
"People were surprised to see a van roll up and just the band and our tour manager roll out," says Robinson. "I'm lugging around this hippy-fied custom Twin Reverb amp at gigs and loading out at the end of the night. Some people asked, "Why are you doing this?' Because you build a temple brick by brick."
"This music is unashamedly what we're into," says Robinson, who cites Neu!, Melanie, Flatt & Scruggs, Mel Tillis and Morton Subotnick as regulars in their van listening. "It's not a psych band because you have a Prince Valiant haircut and wear Beatle boots. It's psych because that's where our heads are. We want to make music that blossoms. We want to make music that sounds cosmic."
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is also a torchbearer for rock's 1950's roots, tapping the catalogs of greats like the Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley for their ever-changing cover tune selections-and this band does have a way of truly inhabiting the work of others. "We already feel successful because we have the freedom to do what we want. And it's always cosmic. The times demand it.”
Chris Robinson: Brotherhood
Saturday, September 15th, 2012
Doors: 8:30 pm
Show Time: 9:00 pm