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Ahead of this Friday’s self-titled debut album release (June 9 worldwide via Eagle Rock Entertainment), have announced an additional 20 dates this fall including a two-night stand at Irving Plaza in NYC on November 15 and 16. The national headlining tour by the 10-piece band that brings together Rich RobinsonMarc Ford and Sven Pipien of The Black Crowes with other dynamic musicians and co-ed singers from around the world kicks off July 26 in Indianapolis on the heels of overseas shows and festival appearances. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://themagpiesalute.com/events. (See full tour itinerary below.)

Last week, partnered with THE INDEPENDENT (U.K.), ROLLING STONE (Germany) and OUI FM (France) to premiere their music video for “Omission,” the lead single off the band’s new album, which fans can pre-order here. Click here to watch the striking 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.”

Driven by the magic of the reunited Robinson and Ford guitar team as celebrated with Guitar Player magazine’s June 2017 issue cover story, are now impacting radio with “Omission,” the deeply soulful rock song–written by Robinson and lead vocalist John Hogg–which RollingStone.com hailed as “explosive” (April 27, 2017). Elsewhere, TeamRock.com raves, “The younger Robinson brother/ex Black Crowes man has struck gold with the Magpie Salute, and their proverbial star continues to grow with this bluesy rock’n’roll belter [‘Omission’]. Fueled by rugged, hearty guitars, and stellar vocals from rock n’ soul wonderman John Hogg, it’s all good kinds of heavy.” (May 5, 2017) Click here to listen to “Omission”–which hit #2 on the “A” playlist of Planet Rock, the UK’s #1 rock radio station.

Produced by Crowes guitarist and co-founder Robinson, the musically tight and expansive debut album was recorded live in the studio in front of an audience at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, New York, except for the full studio track “Omission.” The 10-song album carries special significance as it marks the last recorded work by Eddie Harsch, the late Black Crowes keyboardist whose signature sound and gentle soul are woven into THE MAGPIE SALUTE.

There is wide open musical freedom on the band’s debut album, with half of the songs coming in over seven minutes in length, and the musicians’ wide-ranging roots are reflected in the diverse selections. They offer fresh takes of The Black Crowes’ “What Is Home” and “Wiser Time,” and interpret songs by Delaney and Bonnie (“Comin’ Home”), Bobby Hutcherson (“Goin’ Down South”), War (“War Drums”), Pink Floyd (“Fearless”), the Faces (“Glad and Sorry”), Bob Marley (“Time Will Tell,” which The Black Crowes covered on their second album) and the traditional “Ain’t No More Cane.”

THE MAGPIE SALUTE features musicians who’ve played together for decades throughout various projects and share a truly deep musical bond. Joining Robinson, Ford and Pipien in the band are drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua plus new keyboardist Michael Bellar.  The group also boasts a fine cast of 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 band first surfaced this past January with four back-to-back sold-out shows at the Gramercy Theatre in New York. Then came the announcement of their debut in London where the group performed four enthusiastically received concerts at Under The Bridge (April 12-15), with the first show selling out shortly within an hour of the tickets going on pre-sale.

U.S. and international tour dates for THE MAGPIE SALUTE:

DATECITY/STATEVENUE
6/10GROLLOO, NETHERLANDSHolland Int. Blues Festival
7/7PARIS, FRANCELa Maroquinerie
7/10AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDSParadiso
7/11FRANKFURT, GERMANYBatschkapp
7/12MUNICH, GERMANYTollwood Festival
7/13BERLIN, GERMANYHuxley’s Neue Welt
7/16PEER, BELGIUMPeer Blues Festival
7/26INDIANAPOLIS, INVogue
7/28CHICAGO, ILMetro
7/29CHICAGO, ILMetro
7/30DETROIT, MISaint Andrew’s
8/1BUFFALO, NYTralf Music Hall
8/3BOSTON, MAThe Wilbur
8/4HARTFORD, CTInfinity Hall
8/5HAMPTON BEACH, NHCasino Ballroom
8/6PORTLAND, MEAura
8/8NEW BEDFORD, MAThe Zeiterion Theatre
8/9RED BANK, NJCount Basie Theatre
8/11SCRANTON, PAThe Peach Music Festival
8/12SILVER SPRING, MDThe Fillmore
8/13HUNTINGTON, NYThe Paramount
8/15CHARLOTTE, NCNeighborhood Theatre
8/16RALEIGH, NCThe Ritz
8/18ATLANTA, GAThe Buckhead Theatre
8/19MYRTLE BEACH, SCMyrtle Beach Speedway
8/20ASHEVILLE, NCDiana Wortham Theatre
8/22CINCINNATI, OHBogart’s
8/24LOUISVILLE, KYMercury Ballroom
8/25NASHVILLE, TNMarathon Music Works
8/26CHATTANOOGA, TNSouthern Brewers Festival
9/7SAN FRANCISCO, CAThe Fillmore
9/8SAN FRANCISCO, CAThe Fillmore
9/9SACRAMENTO, CAAce of Spades
9/10SANTA CRUZ, CAThe Catalyst
9/12FRESNO, CATower Theatre
9/13LOS ANGELES, CAThe Fonda Theatre
9/14TEMPE, AZMarquee Theatre
9/15-17SAN DIEGO, CAKAABOO Del Mar
9/15-17TELLURIDE, COTelluride Blues & Brews Festival
9/19TUCSON, AZFox Theatre
9/20LAS VEGAS, NVBrooklyn Bowl
9/22MORRISON, CORed Rocks Amphitheatre

(with JJ Grey & Mofro, North Mississippi Allstars, and Anders Osborne present N.M.O)

9/23SALT LAKE CITY, UTEccles Theatre (with JJ Grey)
9/25GRANTS PASS, ORRogue Theatre
9/26PORTLAND, ORCrystal Ballroom
9/27SEATTLE, WAThe Showbox
10/12MADISON, WIBarrymore Theatre
10/13BLOOMINGTON, ILCastle Theatre
10/14COLUMBIA, MOThe Blue Note
10/15KANSAS CITY, MOKnuckleheads
10/17TULSA, OKCain’s Ballroom
10/19SAN ANTONIO, TXAztec Theatre
10/20HOUSTON, TXHouse of Blues
10/21DALLAS, TXHouse of Blues
10/23NEW ORLEANS, LAHouse of Blues
10/24DESTIN, FLClub LA
10/26ST. PETERSBURG, FLJannus Live
10/27FT. LAUDERDALE, FLRevolution Live
10/28ORLANDO, FLHouse of Blues
10/29JACKSONVILLE, FLFlorida Theatre
11/9ROCKY MOUNT, VAThe Harvester
11/11PHILADELPHIA, PATLA (Theatre of Living Arts)
11/12RICHMOND, VAThe National
11/14FAIRFIELD, CTThe Warehouse at FTC
11/15NEW YORK, NYIrving Plaza
11/16NEW YORK, NYIrving Plaza
11/17ATLANTIC CITY, NJBorgata Casino

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