Chris Robinson Brotherhood Release EP on Black Friday + Track Premiere + Tour Dates

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Chris Robinson Brotherhood will release Try Rock ‘N’ Roll—a limited edition 12″ vinyl exclusive EP featuring four cover songs—on Black Friday, November 28. With only 1400 copies pressed and available solely at independent record stores, the collection features three new studio recordings and one live recording of songs the CRB perform in their live repertoire, but have never officially released. The studio tracks include “Hello L.A., Bye Bye Birmingham,” a Delaney Bramlett/Mac Davis composition that’s been recorded by the likes of Blue Cheer, Lee Hazlewood and Bobby Whitlock (premiered today by LA Weekly); the Mel Tillis classic “Goodbye Wheeling” and the EP’s title track, “Try Rock ‘N’ Roll” by Bobby Mitchell, that reached the top 20 of the R&B charts in 1956. The lone live track is The CRB’s take on “Shake Rattle and Roll,” which was a hit single for both Big Joe Turner and Bill Haley & His Comets in 1954.

Try Rock ‘N’ Roll is a vinyl tip of the hat to the spirit of real rock and roll,” states Chris Robinson. “It’s a rhythm and soul packet of cosmic Cali boogie, a love letter to the vibrations of freedom and a great reason to have more Alan Forbes artwork in the world.”

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood are currently on tour in California, having just wrapped a run of four shows at Great American Music Hall in San Francisco this past weekend. They’ll celebrate New Year’s Eve on December 30 and 31 at Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver. The band wastes no time getting back on the road in 2015 with a stretch of 14 shows through the Midwest and East Coast in February. The CRB also make their maiden voyage to Australia for their first ever shows there in April.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood
:: Tour Dates ::

Nov. 25-26 – San Diego, CA – Belly Up
Nov. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
Nov. 29 – Santa Barbara, CA – Lobero Theatre
Nov. 30 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Dec. 2 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
Dec. 3 – Arcata, CA – Humboldt Brews
Dec. 5 – Nevada City, CA – Miner & Foundry
Dec. 6 – Chico, CA – El Rey Theater
Dec. 7 – Sonoma, CA – Sonoma Winery
Dec. 30-31 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Jan. 2 – Telluride, CO – Telluride Mountain Village
Jan. 7 – Park City, UT – FIS Freestyle World Cup
Jan. 17 – St. Petersburg, FL – Sunshine Music & Blues Festival
Jan. 18 – Boca Raton, FL – Sunshine Music & Blues Festival
Feb. 3 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe
Feb. 5 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
Feb. 6 – Chicago, IL – Park West
Feb. 7 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom
Feb. 8 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
Feb. 10 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theatre
Feb. 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
Feb. 13-14 – Boston, MA – Paradise
Feb. 15 – Stowe, VT – Rusty Nail
Feb. 19 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
Feb. 20-21 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
Feb. 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
Apr. 2-3 – Byron Bay, Australia – Bluesfest
Apr. 4 – Melbourne, Australia – The Corner Hotel
Apr. 6 – Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre