George Clinton announces final tour with Parliament Funkadelic

Tickets on sale beginning February 8th

Capping over 50 years of touring and recording, George Clinton is set to embark on his final tour with the legendary Parliament Funkadelic before he retires. After joining Red Hot Chili Peppers for a nine city tour of Australia throughout February and March, Clinton and P-Funk follow up with their own Australian headline tour in April where they will hit the legendary Bluesfest stage in Byron Bay, and a stint in Japan at Billboard Live. Starting after Memorial Day weekend the group will hit the road in North America with the One Nation Under a Groove Tour. Joining P-Funk to send this icon of American pop culture off with a bang are Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, and Fishbone, and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf all of whom are taking time out of their own busy schedules to hit the road with the Grammy-winning, once-rainbow-dreaded pioneer of funk, hip hop, and rock and roll. Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public beginning Friday, February 8th at 10 am local time. Pre-sale tickets will be available beginning Thursday, February 7th at 10 am local time through 10 pm local time.

Parliament Funkadelic has been a touring force for decades, and the current lineup including veterans Bennie Cowan (trumpet), Greg Thomas (sax), Lige Curry (bass), and Blackbird McKnight (guitar) have been with Clinton for 30 plus years. Parliament Funkadelic also now includes many younger generations of Clinton’s family who are set to move the legacy forward into the 21’s century. This blended-family business has no plans of slowing down, even with their helmsman moving on. “It’s always been about the music and the band” says the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, “That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.”

The One Nation Under a Groove Tour is the latest blockbuster package tour created by Universal Attractions Agency, George and P-Funk’s booking agency. The tour was conceived around the anniversary of the iconic album and single of the same title. “We had been kicking this idea around for a long time” recalls Nick Szatmari, Clinton’s agent at UAA. “It just felt organic and authentic, especially with the current social climate and the powers that be trying to divide everyone; it has always been a call for unity and togetherness through music. When George announced his retirement it just all clicked. It’s surreal how it all came together, and we are very fortunate to have the support of Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone, and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf on this historic tour”.

UAA and it’s co-owners, Jeff Epstein and Jeff Allen, are gearing up to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the company’s founding in 1945 with One Nation Under a Groove as the flagship tour for this year among many shows they are rolling out for the 2019-2020 season “We are excited and honored to be sending one of the most iconic touring artists in history into his well deserved retirement with a bang, and quite a bang this will be. It is a fitting culmination of our years of work together” says Epstein.

Billboard summed up the historic nature of this moment perfectly in their coverage of the retirement announce: “If you want to watch the original master of funk do his thing, you’ve got one more year. Parliament/Funkadelic frontman/producer George Clinton is set to retire from touring in 2019.”

One Nation Under a Groove Tour Dates:

Thu 5/30/19 Milwaukee, WI Miller High Life Theatre
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Fri 5/31/19 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Sat 6/1/19 Cincinnati, OH Riverfront Live
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Tue 6/4/19 New York, NY Central Park Summerstage
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Wed 6/5/19 Boston, MA Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion – Presales Thurs Feb 14 Public on sale Fri Feb 15 at 10am
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Thu 6/6/19 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Fri 8/2/19 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theater
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Sat 8/3/19 Saratoga, CA Mountain Winery – On Sale TBA
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Sun 8/4/19 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Zapp, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Thu 8/8/19 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Sat 8/10/19 Portland, OR Oregon Zoo
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Sun 8/11/19 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Thu 8/15/19 Denver, CO TBA – On sale March 8, 2019
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Sat 8/17/19 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theater
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Sun 8/18/19 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Fishbone, Dumpstaphunk, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf

Red Hot Chili Peppers Australia Tour:

Tue 2/19/19 Sydney, Australia Qudos Bank Arena
Wed 2/20/19 Sydney, Australia Qudos Bank Arena
Sat 2/23/19 Hunter Valley, Australia Hope Estate
Mon 2/25/19 Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre
Tue 2/26/19 Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre
Thu 2/28/19 Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
Sat 3/2/19 Geelong, Australia Mount Duneed Winery
Sun 3/3/19 Adelaide, Australia Super Cars Post Race Concert
Tue 3/5/19 Perth, Australia N.I.B. Stadium

George Clinton’s Farewell Tour Dates with Parliament Funkadelic:

Sun 3/10/19 Northampton, MA Mass MOCA
Thu 4/11/19 Honolulu, HI Blue Note Hawaii
Fri 4/12/19 Honolulu, HI Blue Note Hawaii
Sat 4/13/19 Honolulu, HI Blue Note Hawaii
Sun 4/14/19 Honolulu, HI Blue Note Hawaii
Sat 4/20/19 Sydney, Australia Enmore Theater
Sun 4/21/19 Byron Bay, Australia Bluesfest
Mon 4/22/19 Byron Bay, Australia Bluesfest
Thu 4/25/19 Melbourne, Australia Forum Theatre
Sat 4/27/19 Osaka, Japan Billboard Live (2 shows)
Mon 4/29/19 Tokyo, Japan Billboard Live (2 shows)
Tue 4/30/19 Tokyo, Japan Billboard Live (2 shows)
Sun 5/26/19 Chillicothe, IL Summer Camp Music Festival
Sat 6/9/19 Columbia, MD Capital Jazz Festival
Sat 6/15/19 Tunica, MS Gold Strike Casino

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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