After a few late August festival performances, the Black Crowes’ Euphoria or Bust Tour is continuing its flight across North America with two special...

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 3Victoria, BCRoyal Theatre
September 4Vancouver, BCOrpheum Theatre
September 5Troutdale, ORMcMenamins Edgefield
September 7Medford, ORBritt Festivals
September 8-9Puyallup,WAWestern Washington & Puyallup Fairs
September 10Arcata, CAHumboldt State University – Van Duzer Theatre
September 12Santa Rosa, CAWells Fargo Center for the Arts
September 13Las Vegas, NVThe Joint
September 16Mesa, AZMesa Arts Center – Ikeda Theater
September 17Los Angeles, CAGreek Theatre
September 19Santa Barbara, CASanta Barbara Bowl
September 21Santa Rosa, CAWells Fargo Center for the Arts
October 5Alpharetta, GAVerizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
October 7-8Richmond, VAThe National
October 10Atlantic City, NJBorgata Hotel and Casino
October 11Albany, NYPalace Theatre
October 12Northampton, MACalvin Theatre
October 14Providence, RILupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
October 15Portland, MEMerrill Auditorium
October 17Boston, MAThe Opera House
October 18Buffalo, NYTown Ballroom
October 20-21South Burlington, VTHigher Ground
October 23-25Washington, DC9:30 Club
October 27-28New York, NYHammerstein Ballroom
October 30-31New York, NYHammerstein Ballroom *
November 3-4New York, NYTown Hall Theatre
November 6-7Charlotte, NCNeighborhood Theatre
November 8Raleigh, NCLincoln Theatre
November 10Clearwater, FLRuth Eckerd Hall
November 11Lake Buena Vista, FLHouse Of Blues
November 12Miami Beach, FLJackie Gleason Theater
November 15Birmingham, ALAlabama Theatre
November 16Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium
November 17San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore
November 18New Orleans, LAHouse Of Blues – New Orleans
December 15-17, 19-20San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore

* with Patti Smith

Last Updated on September 3, 2008 by By Allison Reitz