GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC ADD ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Article Contributed by Greg Knight | Published on Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Legendary funk pioneers George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are set to hit the road this summer on the One Nation Under a Groove Tour. Octogenarian frontman George Clinton will bring his vivacious flare to over twenty stages across the country, accompanied by a robust list of acclaimed supporting artists. New luminaries of the funk and jam world, including The Motet (Ft. Shira Elias, Josh & Chris of The Horn Section), Dopapod, The Pimps of Joytime, as well as special guests on select shows Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, The Floozies, Fishbone, and The Soul Rebels will provide supporting sets. In addition, George Clinton protege Blue Eye Extinction will join the ranks for their debut experience on tour.

Due to unprecedented demand, the mothership will touch down in several additional cities, including Indianapolis, IN (Clowes Memorial Hall), Knoxville, TN (The Shed at Smoky Mountain), Toledo, OH (Promenade Park Stage), Aurora, IL (The Piazza), Eugene, OR (The Cuthbert), and Tempe, AZ (Marquee Theatre). City-specific lineups and ticket purchasing details are available at www.onenationunderagroovetour.com.

Although Clinton initially announced his retirement in 2018, the hard-touring bandleader departed on the first iteration of the One Nation Under a Groove Tour in 2019. The wildly successful endeavor saw fans and admirers pack sold-out amphitheaters across the country, suggesting the P Funk Party should continue for one more summer. Back by popular demand, the final tour schedule will see the mothership touch down on some of the country's most famous stages, including New York, NY (Central Park Summerstage), Asheville, NC (Salvage Station), Philadelphia, PA (The Fillmore), and Inglewood, CA (YouTube Theatre - part of the brand new SoFi Stadium complex). 

George Clinton Live In Central Park 2019 - Credit: Ed Satterwhite

Heralded for an enduring career defined by intrepid sonic exploration, hurdling cultural barriers, and a legendary, vibrant aesthetic, George Clinton continues to delight his fanbase as he launches forward toward the future of music.  A multi-generational influence, the Godfather of Funk transcends the OG who ‘blew the roof off the sucka’ with his “Mothership Tour” in the 1970’s – a blockbuster event that still looms large in the minds of fans.

Clinton possesses the adept musical mind that discovered Bootsy Collins, produced the affably repugnant Red Hot Chilli Peppers in their infancy, and laid the groundwork for modern hip hop culture through the endless list of those who sampled his music, including Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre. Taken alone, any one of these monumental accomplishments will stand the test of time. Yet Clinton, unsatisfied with yesterday’s creative output, earned a well-deserved Grammy Award in 2015 for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s album, To Pimp a Butterfly.

“George Clinton has singlehandedly done more to push music forward than any other artist I can recall.  This tour represents that ‘big tent’ he’s created that includes so many generations.” said Clinton’s longtime agent and co-creator of the One Nation Under a Groove Tour, Nick Szatmari (Universal Attractions Agency). Tour co-founder and UAA agent Jeff Epstein adds “George has influenced artists across so many cultures, generations, genres.  Our musical lives would not be the same if we never had George Clinton, and this is a once in a lifetime chance to come together and witness first-hand the next chapter of his iconic career being written before our eyes.”

Supporting band Dopapod will bring its brilliant, hypnotic hybrid of funk, rock, jazz, bluegrass, and electronica to a majority of summer dates. The band features Eli Winderman [keys, vocals], Rob Compa [guitar, vocals], Chuck Jones [bass], and Neal “Fro” Evans [drums]. After a decade marked by multiple album releases and rigorous touring, Dopapod took a yearlong hiatus to realign and re-energize before reuniting with a new fire during 2019. The eclectic quartet celebrated the release of their seventh studio album, Dopapod, on May 27th, 2022.

Dopapod Live at 10 Mile Music Hall - Credit: Ernesto Hernandez

The Motet have inspired the world with their unique style of dance music. Over the course of nine full-length albums, they’ve traversed the lines between funk, soul, jazz, and rock and built a diehard audience in the process. They’ve headlined Red Rocks Amphitheatre six times and sold out countless legendary venues coast-to-coast. In addition to racking up nearly 20 million total streams and views, they’ve also garnered widespread acclaim from numerous publications. Joining The Motet are lauded curators of modern funk, Shira Elias (vocals), and The Horn Section - Greg Sanderson (tenor sax), and Chris Brouwers (trumpet, keys), all formerly of Turkuaz.

The Motet (Ft. Shira Elias + The Horn Section) at Red Rocks - Credit: Jenise Jensen

Vibrant modern funk outfit Pimps of Joytime will provide an undeniably danceable flavor to multiple tour dates. Described as an amalgamation of New Orleans and Bay Area funk elements juxtaposed with Brooklyn’s indie DIY ethos, Pimps of Joytime mirror the diversity of their communities and eclectic generational tastes. Frontman Brian J crafts the innovative group’s subtle swagger, diligently cooking a soulful elixir of kaleidoscopic groove.

Longstanding modern legends, including Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Fishbone, The Soul Rebels, The Floozies, The Main Squeeze and The Fantastic Negrito will provide support on select dates.

One Nation Under a Groove Tour Summer 2022

06-15 New York, NY - Summerstage @ Central Park [email protected]
06-24 Fort Wayne, IN - Piere’s @#$
06-25 Indianapolis, IN - Clowes Memorial Hall ~
06-26 Cincinnati, OH - Riverfront Live @$
06-30 Asheville, NC - Salvage Station [email protected]
07-01 Knoxville, TN - The Shed at Smoky Mountain [email protected]
07-02 Pelham, TN - The Caverns Underground Cave [email protected]
07-07 Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore #@
07-08 Toledo, OH - Promenade Park Stage <>+!
07-16 Aurora, IL - The Piazza @+!
07-22 Fort Worth, TX - Wild Acre Live $%@
07-23 Cedar Park, TX - The Haute Spot $%@
07-28 Seattle, WA - Seattle Zoo $^@
07-29 Portland, OR - Pioneer Courthouse Square $^@
07-30 Eugene, OR - The Cuthbert @~
08-11 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater $^!
08-13 Las Vegas, NV - Craig Ranch Amphitheater &*
08-17 Inglewood, CA - YouTube Theater $!
08-19 Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery &$!
08-20 Blue Lake, CA - Blue Lake Casino &$!
08-21 Napa, CA - Charles Krug Winery $!

! with Dopapod
@ with Pimps of Joytime
# with The Floozies
$ with The Motet (Ft. Shira Elias and Josh & Chris of The Horn Section)
% with The Soul Rebels
^ with Fishbone
& with Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
* with Fantastic Negrito

< with Robert Randolph & The Family Band

> with The Main Squeeze

+ with Blue Eye Extinction

~ Additional Support TBA

For more information, and to purchase tickets,

please visit www.onenationunderagroovetour.com

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