Thursday, August 18, 2022

H.E.R., Black Crowes, War on Drugs announce ILM shows

H.E.R. will tour through Live Oak Bank Pavilion Jun. 10. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — Live Oak Bank Pavilion at downtown’s Riverfront Park announced three new shows to the 2022 concert season, and Greenfield Lake also announced another lineup to its roster.

R&B and rock ‘n’ roll will electrify the amphitheater with H.E.R. and the ’90s rockers Black Crowes hitting the stage this summer, while indie rockers The War on Drugs will make it through this fall.

Goose is headed to Greenfield Lake Amphitheater this summer. Tickets for all shows go on sale this week.

Here are the details.

H.E.R.

As part of her “Back of My Mind” tour, R&B rocker H.E.R. announced 19 dates, including a stop at Live Oak Bank Pavilion on Jun. 10.

In 2021, H.E.R. won the Grammy for song of the year for “I Can’t Breathe,” inspired by the tragic murder of George Floyd — written in collaboration with D’Mile and Tiara Thomas.

H.E.R. also scored Best R&B Song for her contribution to Robert Glasper’s “Better Than I Imagined” the same year, and took home an Oscar for her song “Fight for You,” an original she penned for the film “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

Also known as “Gabi Wilson,” the 24-year-old emerged as H.E.R. in 2016. In 2017 she won her first Grammy for “H.E.R.,” a compilation of two previously release EPs and new tracks. She won Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Album as well and to date has been nominated 21 times.

H.E.R. has performed as a supporting artist on tours with Childish Gambino and will hit the road with Coldplay this year when she isn’t traveling in support of her own tour.

Tickets to the local show will go on sale Friday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. here

Black Crowes come to Live Oak Bank Pavilion Jun. 18. (Courtesy photo)

Black Crowes

Thirty-two years after the Black Crowes released “Shake Your Money Maker,” the band is continuing its celebration after brothers Chris and Rich Robinson announced in 2019 it would launch a 30-year anniversary tour in 2020. Yet, dates were postponed due to the pandemic, and the tour to officially launched in 2021.

Since, the band has added more shows in 2022, from Jun. 9 through Aug. 27. Wilmington is among the additions, with the Black Crowes coming through Live Oak Bank Pavilion on Jun. 18

Along with the brothers Robinson, the tour will feature long-time bassist Sven Pipien, as well as guitarist Isaiah Mitchell, keyboardist Joel Robinow and drummer Brian Griffin as well as backing vocalists Mackenzie Adams and Leslie Grant.

“Shake Your Money Maker” — named after a song by blues artist Elmore Jones — was released Feb. 13, 1990 on Def American Recordings. While the record charted No. 4 on Billboard, it churned out two No. 1 singles — “Hard to Handle” and “She Talks to Angels” — as well as other tracks, like “Jealous Again,” “Twice As Hard” and “Seeing Things.”

The band performs the whole album on its tour, along with selections for its eight-deep discography.

Tickets are $55-$129 and will go on sale Friday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. here

War on Drugs is touring in support of their 2021 album, “I Don’t Live Here Anymore.” (Courtesy photo)

The War on Drugs

Philadelphia’s indie rock band — founded by Adam Granduciel and Kurt Vile (Vile left the band after its debut release in ’08) —  are coming to Live Oak Bank Pavilion Sept. 29.

The War on Drugs won the 2018 Grammy for Best Rock Album for “A Deeper Understanding.”

Adam Granduciel (vocals, guitar), David Hartley (bass guitar), Robbie Bennett (keyboards), Charlie Hall (drums), Jon Natchez (saxophone, keyboards), Anthony LaMarca (guitar) and Eliza Hardy Jones (keyboards) are touring in support of their fifth release, 2021’s “I Don’t Live Here Anymore.”

The album took three years to complete and was recorded in multiple studios, including Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in Manhattan. The latest War on Drugs record has been hailed by music mags as the top 50 albums to listen to from 2021. It charted 22 on the U.S. Billboard, No. 2 on the Billboard’s top alternative rock albums and No. 3 for top rock albums.

Tickets to the Wilmington show go on sale Friday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. here.

Goose

Connecticut’s jam band Goose will be coming through Greenfield Lake on Jun. 14 as part of its Dripfield tour.

The band — consisting of Peter Anspach, Jeff Arevalo, Ben Atkind, Rick Mitarotonda, and Trevor Weekz — has released nine EPs and LPs since 2016. They perform a blend of progressive rock, funk and psychedelic tunes.

As part of their tour announcement, Goose also dropped a new track on Tuesday, “Dripfield.” It’s the second single off the band’s soon-to-be-released album of the same name, slated to come out Jun. 24.

Tickets to the Wilmington show go on sale Friday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m., here.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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