After a few late August festival performances, the Black Crowes’ Euphoria or Bust Tour is continuing its flight across North America with two special concerts recently added to the books. The next leg of the tour begins September 3 in Victoria, BC, and wraps with five shows at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA: December 15, 16, 17, 19 and 20.

The Crowes recently added a pair of Halloween performances to the itinerary for October 30-31 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, with special guest Patti Smith and Her Band. The Halloween shows will end the Crowes’ four-night run at the Hammerstein, which begins with October 27-28 shows.

In recent years, it has become tradition for the rockers to perform special themed sets in celebration of the holiday. Previous Halloween concerts featured sets of Beach Boys and AC/DC cover songs performed in respective costumes of surf wear and schoolboy uniforms. Recordings and videos of the Halloween performances have been in heavy circulation online, due in part to the Crowes’ open policy regarding the use of recording devices at their shows.

The Atlanta-based blues rockers are touring in support of their March 2008 release, “Warpaint.” The album gained some unwanted press from Maxim, when the magazine preemptively reviewed the album in February without having heard it. The band and its manager criticized the magazine for this practice, which eventually elicited an apology from the publication.

The band launched their Euphoria or Bust Tour in March, completing spring and summer legs across the U.S. and Canada, as well as an international jaunt in March and April. By the time the tour closes in December, the Crowes will have performed more than one hundred shows in North America alone.

The Black Crowes itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

September 3 Victoria, BC Royal Theatre
September 4 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
September 5 Troutdale, OR McMenamins Edgefield
September 7 Medford, OR Britt Festivals
September 8-9 Puyallup,WA Western Washington & Puyallup Fairs
September 10 Arcata, CA Humboldt State University – Van Duzer Theatre
September 12 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
September 13 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
September 16 Mesa, AZ Mesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater
September 17 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre
September 19 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
September 21 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
October 5 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
October 7-8 Richmond, VA The National
October 10 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Hotel and Casino
October 11 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
October 12 Northampton, MA Calvin Theatre
October 14 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
October 15 Portland, ME Merrill Auditorium
October 17 Boston, MA The Opera House
October 18 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
October 20-21 South Burlington, VT Higher Ground
October 23-25 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 27-28 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
October 30-31 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom *
November 3-4 New York, NY Town Hall Theatre
November 6-7 Charlotte, NC Neighborhood Theatre
November 8 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
November 10 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 11 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
November 12 Miami Beach, FL Jackie Gleason Theater
November 15 Birmingham, AL Alabama Theatre
November 16 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
November 17 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
November 18 New Orleans, LA House Of Blues – New Orleans
December 15-17, 19-20 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

* with Patti Smith