Black Crowes Spinoff, the Magpie Salute, New Video

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Update (May 31): The Magpie Salute–the new 10-piece band that brings together Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien of the Black Crowes with other musicians and singers from around the world–yesterday (5/30) premiered their music video for “Omission,” the lead single off the band’s self-titled debut album (out worldwide June 9 via Eagle Rock Entertainment). Scroll below to watch the video, which was directed by Matthew Sterling and shot in London. Rich Robinson says: “The overall idea was based on the light and dark aspects of the human psyche and taking a reference from the Magpie which has elements of the light and dark.”

Our original item on the Magpie Salute album and tour…
The new band called The Magpie Salute—which brings together Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien of the Black Crowes—will release their self-titled debut album worldwide on June 9 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. Produced by Crowes guitarist and co-founder Robinson, the album was recorded live in the studio in front of an audience at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, N.Y., except for the full studio track “Omission.” The album carries special significance as it marks the last recorded work by Eddie Harsch, the late Black Crowes keyboardist.

Album pre-order is available here.

Watch the video for “Omission,” written by Rich Robinson and vocalist John Hogg


Today (May 15), the band added a dozen dates to their schedule. They launch a U.S. headline tour starting July 26 in Indianapolis. (Full tour schedule is below.)

In advance of the album’s release, The Magpie Salute issued a 10-inch vinyl 45 single of “Comin’ Home” and “Glad and Sorry” on Record Store Day, April 22.

Related: Black Crowes’ Eddie Harsch dies

Joining Robinson, Ford and Pipien in the band are drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The group also includes several vocalists, including Robinson, Ford, lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen.

The Magpie Salute first surfaced this past January with four back-to-back sold-out shows at the Gramercy Theatre in New York. For more information and to purchase tickets for the band’s national headline tour, which will include appearances at festivals worldwide, click here or here.

The Magpie Salute Tour Dates
6/10    GROLLOO, NETHERLANDS         Holland Int. Blues Festival
7/7       PARIS, FRANCE La Maroqinerie
7/11     FRANKFURT, GERMANY Batschkapp
7/12     MUNICH, GERMANY        Tollwood Festival
7/13     BERLIN, GERMANY           Huxley’s Neue Welt
7/16     PEER, BELGIUM Peer Blues Festival
7/26     INDIANAPOLIS, IN Vogue
7/28-29     CHICAGO, IL            Metro
7/30     DETROIT, MI           Saint Andrew’s
8/1       BUFFALO, NY          Tralf Music Hall
8/3       BOSTON, MA           The Wilbur
8/4       HARTFORD, CT      Infinity Hall
8/5       HAMPTON BEACH, NH    Casino Ballroom
8/6       PORTLAND, ME      Aura
8/8       NEW BEDFORD, MA          The Zeiterion Theatre
8/9       RED BANK, NJ         Count Basie Theatre
8/11     SCRANTON, PA       The Peach Music Festival
8/12     SILVER SPRING, MD          The Fillmore
8/13     HUNTINGTON, NY The Paramount
8/15     CHARLOTTE, NC    Neighborhood Theatre
8/16     RALEIGH, NC           The Ritz
8/18     ATLANTA, GA        The Buckhead Theatre
8/19     MYRTLE BEACH, SC          Myrtle Beach Speedway
8/20     ASHEVILLE, NC       Diana Wortham Theatre
8/22     CINCINNATI, OH    Bogart’s
8/24     LOUISVILLE, KY      Mercury Ballroom
8/25     NASHVILLE, TN Marathon Music Works
8/26     CHATTANOOGA, TN Southern Brewers Festival
9/7-8    SAN FRANCISCO, CA         The Fillmore
9/9       SACRAMENTO, CA Ace of Spades
9/10     FRESNO, CA Tower Theatre
9/13     LOS ANGELES, CA  The Fonda Theatre
9/14     TEMPE, AZ Marquee Theatre
9/15     SAN DIEGO, CA     KAABOO Del Mar
9/17     TELLURIDE, CO      Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
9/20    LAS VEGAS, NV Brooklyn Bowl
9/22     MORRISON, CO       Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with JJ Grey & Mofro, North Mississippi Allstars)
9/23     SALT LAKE CITY, UT Eccles Theatre
9/25     GRANTS PASS, OR Rogue Theatre
9/26     PORTLAND, OR Crystal Ballroom
9/27     SEATTLE, WA The Showbox
11/11     PHILADELPHIA, PA Theatre of Living Arts

Watch the video for “Comin’ Home”

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  1. Mike L
    #1 Mike L 31 March, 2017, 01:14

    Great news. They sounded so good in the clips I saw from the NY shows. Really hoping they come back to NYC cause the 3 shows they played sold out quick.

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