Starting Friday, May 13, Chris Robinson Brotherhood will be embarking on their 2016 summer tour, in support of their newest album, Anyway You Love, We Know How You Feel. Set to officially release July 29th, this album will only add fuel to the band’s fire this summer.

Prior to recording their new album, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood experienced a few changes. The band decided to leave their hometown of Los Angeles and relocated to the mountains of northern California. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this new location inspired the band creativity and record new material. Along with a new home, the band also added a new drummer, Tony Leone (Ollabelle, Levon Helm) to their roster for the album. Having not only recorded the album by themselves, this was also the first time the band produced the project completely on their own.

Front-man Chris Robinson had stated that he wanted to leave as much creative space throughout the project as possible. Instead coming into the studio with a collection of finished songs, as he had in the past, he presented the group with sketches and let the band follow it’s imagination to bring the music to life. “All it takes is one good, small idea, and then if everyone’s focused and in the moment, a few hours later, you can have something that you realize you’ll be playing for as long as you’re making music,” Robinson continues. “I think when everyone’s aware that that’s the sort of magic that we’re looking for. More than any other session that I’ve ever been a part of, that’s how all of these songs were done.”

This album combines a mixture of musical flavor, featuring songs the run the gamut from psychedelic rock to Parliament-style funk to country-soul, and everything in between while still incorporating that improvisational style we all love. While the album is not available just yet, the band has graced us with their brand new single, Narcissus Soaking Wet. If the rest of the album is anything like this song, we are surely in for treat.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood will be performing at a number of various venues and music festivals this summer. With tour stops all over the coutnry, there is no excuse for you to be a fool and miss these guys play. For more information regarding the band and their upcoming album, please visit their website here.

Tour Dates

May 13Cherokee, TX – Cherokee Creek Music Festival
June 2Hunter, NY – Mountain Jam
June 4Atlanta, GA – Chandler Park Music & Food Festival
June 5Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theater
June 6Birmingham, AL – Iron City
June 9New Orleans, LA – Tipitina’s
June 10Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
June 11Austin TX – Scoot Inn
June 12Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
June 14Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Hall
June 15Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
June 16Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
June 18Bend, OR – 4 Peaks Music Festival
July 1Quincy, CA – High Sierra Music Festival
July 15Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
July 16Orlando, FL – The Beacham
July 17Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
July 19St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
July 21Macon, GA – Cox Capital Theatre
July 22Augusta, GA – Sky City
July 23Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
July 24Norfolk, VA – The Norva
July 26Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
July 27Annapolis, MD – Rams Head Onstage
July 29 – Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
July 30Beverly, MA – The Cabot
July 31Plymouth, NH – Flying Monkey
August 5Stowe, VT – The Rusty Nail
August 6Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall
August 7Newton, NJ – The Newton Theatre
August 25Arrington, VA – LOCKN’
September 16Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater

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Written by Miles Riddle

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