Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bootsy Collins Brings 13-Piece All-Star Band to Tipitina's on June 15th

"Funk U-Nity" Band Includes Members Of P-Funk, Public Enemy And More

Bootsy Collins has assembled a phenomenally funky 13-piece band for his first U.S. headlining tour in 16 years, which launches this Friday with a show at Club Nokia in LA. Collectively dubbed "Funk U-Nity," the band includes members of P-Funk, Public Enemy and legendary session players, and promises to deliver the earth-shaking groove Bootsy's live shows are known for. See complete lineup below.

Bootsy Collins image by Michael Weintrob

Bootsy and Funk U-Nity's set will mix songs from his acclaimed new album Tha Funk Capital of the World with classic jams and tributes to Bootsy's musical idols.

Tha Funk Capital of the World features contributions from George Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Bela Fleck, Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Cornel West, Buckethead, and more, many of whom will pop up as surprise guests at various stops on the tour. Full list of dates below.


Bootsy Collins - bass & vocals
Colonel Hardgroove - bass & vocals (Public Enemy)
Blackbyrd McKnight - guitar (P-Funk, The Headhunters)
Bernie Worrell - keyboards (P-Funk)
Razor Sharp Johnson - keyboards (P-Funk)
Frankie Kash - drums (P-Funk)
TM Stevens - bass & vocals (The Pretenders, Shocka Zooloo)
Keith Cheatham - guitar
Gary Winters - horns
Randy Villars - saxes
Sarah Morrow - trombones
Candice Cheatham - vocals
Razzberry White - vocals
Kyle Jason - vocals


6/03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
6/04 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
6/06 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
6/09 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
6/10 - Chicago, IL @ The Congress Theater
6/11 - Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
6/15 - New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina's (DJ Soul Sister opens)
6/16 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
6/17 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
6/19 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
6/22 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
6/23 - Annapolis, MD (Baltimore) @ Rams Head Tavern
6/24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE - Indoor Stage
6/25 - Glenside, PA (Philadelphia) @ Keswick Theatre
6/26 - New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
6/29 - Worcester, MA (Boston) @ The Palladium
6/30 - Rochester, NY @ Party In The Park


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