Legendary Funk Star George Clinton To Retire From Touring Legendary Funk Star George Clinton To Retire From Touring
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will have to go on without their funk frontman, as the veteran vocalist shared news of his retirement from... Legendary Funk Star George Clinton To Retire From Touring

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will have to go on without their funk frontman, as the veteran vocalist shared news of his retirement from touring.

Next May 2019 will mark the end of touring for Clinton, Billboard reports. Clinton, who will turn 77-years-old this July, said in a statement that “this has been coming a long time.” Recently, the singer underwent pacemaker surgery, but he said that’s not the reason for his decision to stop touring.

“Anyone who has been to the shows over the past couple of years has noticed that I’ve been out front less and less,” Clinton said.

Fans were shocked earlier this year when the band dropped their first single in 38 years, “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me.” Along with the new track is a summer tour, which kicked off this past weekend in New York City. The group will cross the country, making stops along the way in the UK, Iceland, and a handful of other countries. Arrington, Virginia’s Lock’n Festival will close out the tour on August 24.

 Clinton has time to make his final impact over the next year. Their catalog includes classic tracks like “Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up The Funk),” “One Nation Under a Groove,” and the 1977 hit tune, “Flash Light.”

“Truth be told,” Clinton said, “it’s never really been about me. It’s always been about the music and the band. That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.”

Check out the full list of dates below and visit Ticket Club to find tickets to see George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic play across the globe this year. 

 

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic Tour Dates 2018

04/28 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
05/04 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
05/05 – Clearwater, FL @ Coachman Park
05/06 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues New Orleans
05/10 – Savannah, GA @ The Stage on Bay
05/11 – Asheville, NC @ Salvage Station
05/12 – Portsmouth, VA @ Union Bank & Trust Pavilion
05/25 – San Diego, CA @ The Music Box
05/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre
05/27 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
05/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/02 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
06/08 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
06/20 – Glasgow, UK @ Kelvingrove Bandstand
06/21 – Reykjavik, IS @ Laugardalur
06/22 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
06/23 – Odense, DK @ Posten
06/26 – Hilversum, NL @ Vorstin
06/27 – Arnhem, NL @ Luxor
06/28 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Grote Zaal
06/29 – Lublin, PL @ Different Sounds Festival
06/30 – Brussels, BL @ Couleur Cafe Festival
07/01 – Lewes, UK @ Love Supreme Festival
07/03 – Paris, FR @ Casino de Paris
07/06 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
07/07 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy
07/08 – London, UK @ The Roundhouse
07/12 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre
07/13 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
07/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
07/21 – Warren, OH @ Packard Music Hall
08/01 – Ardmore, PA @ Ardmore Music Hall
08/04 – Beverly, MA @ The Cabot
08/10 – Jacksonville, NC @ The Tarheel
08/23-24 Arrington, VA @ Lock’n Festival