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Rock N' Roll Legends Return: The Black Crowes Drop First Album in 15 Years, "Happiness Bastards"

In a thunderous return to the music scene, iconic rock band The Black Crowes have unleashed their highly anticipated 10th studio album, Happiness Bastards, marking their first original release in a staggering 15 years. The album, which serves as a triumphant celebration of their enduring legacy and a bold statement of creative resurgence, promises to reignite the flame of rock 'n' roll with its raw energy and unbridled passion.



The release of Happiness Bastards is a momentous occasion for fans of The Black Crowes, who have eagerly awaited new material from the legendary band. Featuring 10 electrifying tracks, the album showcases the bands signature blend of soulful melodies, gritty riffs, and infectious energy, reaffirming their status as one of the most influential rock acts of all time.


One of the standout features of Happiness Bastards is the band's first-ever collaboration, "Wilted Rose," featuring Grammy-winning country superstar Laney Wilson. This unexpected pairing adds a fresh dimension to the album, infusing it with a dynamic blend of rock and country influences.


Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Jay Joyce, Happiness Bastards is a testament to The Black Crowes' enduring influence and creative evolution. The album captures the band at their most vital and compelling, with each track delivering an electrifying mix of soulful vocals, blistering guitar solos, and infectious rhythms.


The early singles from the album, "Wanting and Wanting" and "Cross Your Fingers," offer a tantalizing preview of the album's "love letter to rock 'n' roll." With their dynamic sound and infectious energy, these tracks set the stage for an exhilarating musical journey that pays homage to the band's storied career while pushing the boundaries of their sound.


In celebration of the albums' release, The Black Crowes will be embarking on a 35-date "Happiness Bastards" tour, kicking off in Nashville, Tennessee on April 2. The tour promises to be a thrilling experience for fans, with stops in major cities across North America and Europe, including Atlanta, Los Angeles, London, and Paris.


As critics and fans alike celebrate the return of The Black Crowes, Happiness Bastards stands as a testament to the enduring power of rock 'n' roll. With its infectious energy, soulful melodies, and electrifying performances, the album is sure to leave a lasting impression on listeners around the world.


So, crank up the volume, tie those doc martens tight, and get ready to rock out with The Black Crowes as they unleash their long-awaited masterpiece, Happiness Bastards, upon the world. This is rock 'n' roll at its finest, and The Black Crowes are back to reclaim their rightful place at the top of the charts.


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HAPPINESS BASTARDS Track Listing


  1. Bedside Manners

  2. Rats And Clowns

  3. Cross Your Fingers

  4. Wanting And Waiting

  5. Wilted Rose ft. Lainey Wilson

  6. Dirty Cold Sun

  7. Bleed It Dry

  8. Flesh Wound

  9. Follow The Moon

  10. Kindred Friend



HAPPINESS BASTARDS 2024 TOUR DATES:  (** festival date)


April 2, 2024 - Nashville, TN - Grand Ole Opry House  

April 3, 2024 - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre  

April 5, 2024 - Houston, TX - 713 Music Hall  

April 6, 2024 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory  

April 8, 2024 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium  

April 10, 2024 - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona Financial Theatre 

April 12, 2024 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre 

April 13, 2024 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater 

April 15, 2024 - Seattle, WA - McCaw Hall 

April 16, 2024 - Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre  

April 19, 2024 - Chicago, IL - Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom  

April 20, 2024 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit 

April 23, 2024 - Montreal, QC - MTELUS 

April 24, 2024 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall 

April 27, 2024 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall  

April 28, 2024 - Boston, MA - MGM Music Hall at Fenway 

April 30, 2024 - Washington, DC - The Anthem 

May 1, 2024 - Charlotte, NC - Ovens Auditorium 

May 3, 2024 - Bethlehem, PA - The Wind Creek Event Center 

May 4, 2024 - Atlantic City, NJ - Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort 

May 7, 2024 - Philadelphia, PA - The Met Philadelphia 

May 14, 2024 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo 

May 15, 2024 - London, UK - Eventim Apollo 

May 17, 2024 - Newcastle, UK - O2 City Hall 

May 18, 2024 - Wolverhampton, UK - The Civic at The Halls 

May 21, 2024 - Brussels, BE - Ancienne Belgique 

May 22, 2024 - Amsterdam, NL - AFAS Live 

May 24, 2024 - Paris, FR - L'Olympia 

May 27, 2024 - Milan, IT - Teatro Arcimboldi Milano 

May 29, 2024 - Frankfurt, DE - Alte Oper 

May 30, 2024 - Stuttgart, DE - Liederhalle 

June 1, 2024 - Berlin, DE - Verti Music Hall 

June 4, 2024 - Copenhagen, DK - Falkonersalen 

June 5-8, 2024 - Sôlvesborg, SE - Sweden Rock Festival** 

June 9, 2024 - Mérida, ES - STONE & MUSIC Festival 


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