Soul & funk music legend GEORGE CLINTON today announces his 2017 MARDI GRAS MADNESS TOUR, bringing his Parliament/Funkadelic machine to audiences across the nation for his signature New Orleans funk parties. Produced by Universal Attractions Agency, the Mardi Gras Madness Tour kicks off on Thursday, February 16th in Pittsburgh, PA and will hit stages across the nation for the group’s signature blend of New Orleans blues, jazz, rock, pop and gospel. George Clinton and P-Funk will also make a special stop on Mardi Gras Day for a Fat Tuesdaycelebration at New York’s famed B.B. King Blues Club on February 28th. Tickets for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic’s Mardi Gras Madness Tour are on sale this Friday, November 18th at 10am EST at georgeclinton.com/tour.
Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes and elevating funk music to complete recognition and acceptance as a true genre in and of itself. His legendary Mothership Tour was so influential on popular music the Mothership stage prop was recently included as a permanent installation at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened this year in Washington DC. Clinton continues his mark on contemporary music today, most recently winning his first-ever Grammy Award in 2016 for his work on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. His recent Funkadelic release, “Shake The Gate” – the first studio release under the Funkadelic brand in 30 years – was followed up with a star-studded collaboration with Kendrick Lamar & Ice Cube who joined him on a video and remix of his single “Ain’t That Funkin’ Hard on You?” That and his recent collaboration with Flying Lotus and Thundercat at Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles continue to highlight the artist’s continuing place at the forefront of popular music.
Tickets for George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic’s Mardi Gras Madness Tour are on sale this Friday, November 18th at 10am EST at georgeclinton.com/tour.
MARDI GRAS MADNESS TOUR 2017
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
|Thurs, Feb 16||Pittsburgh, PA||Stage AE|
|Fri, Feb 17||Morgantown, WV||Mainstage Morgantown|
|Sat, Feb 18||Columbus, OH||Express Live!|
|Thurs, Feb 23||Washington, DC||Howard Theater|
|Fri, Feb 24||Leesburg, VA||Tally Ho Theater|
|Sat, Feb 25||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|Tues, Feb 28||New York, NY||B.B. King Blues Club|
|Thurs, Mar 2||Atlanta, GA||Buckhead Theatre|
|Fri, Mar 3||Lake Buena Vista, FL||House of Blues|
|Sat, Mar 4||Okeechobee, FL||Okeechobee Festival|
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