Taken from Jambands (Dec 18, 2019)
George Clinton Extends Farewell Tour Into 2020
George Clinton. Photo by William Thoren, courtesy of Giant Noise
George Clinton has announced that he is pushing back his retirement and extending his farewell tour with Parliament Funkadelic into 2020.
Clinton had announced his retirement from P-Funk in May of 2018, saying that he would step away from the group in 2019. "It's never really been about me. It's always been about the music and the band," he explained at the time.
Now, the godfather of funk has decided to keep providing that music for fans who are clamoring to see him. "I'm feeling good and the band is at it's best - there are just too many fans and too many cities that we were not able to funk this year and we can't leave them hanging like that," Clinton said via press release. "So I guess considering all things, what I am saying is, for now, fuck retirement!"
Clinton has confirmed a number of date for 2020, with many in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Check out his announced 2020 tour dates below, and for more information, visit georgeclinton.com.
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Extended Farewell Tour:
Jan. 10 - Lake Charles, La. - Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino
Jan. 11 - Biloxi, Miss. - Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
Feb. 15 - Indio, Calif. - Riverside County Fair and National Date Festival
May 31 - Margate, U.K. - Dreamland
Jun. 3 - Glasgow, U.K. - 02 Academy Glasgow
Jun. 4 - Manchester, U.K. - The Ritz
Jun. 5 - London, U.K. - 02 Forum Kentish Town
Jun. 6 - Dublin, Ireland - Saint Anne's Park
Jun. 7 - Belfast, Ireland - Ormeau Park