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THE MAGPIE SALUTE–the new 10-piece band that brings together Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien of The Black Crowes with other dynamic musicians and co-ed singers from around the world–yesterday (5/30)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 self-titled debut album (out worldwide June 9 via Eagle Rock Entertainment). 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.”

The band also recently announced additional dates for their national headlining tour starting July 26 in Indianapolis on the heels of overseas shows and festival appearances. The new tour stops include Sacramento, Santa Cruz, Tempe, Tucson, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Portland, Seattle and Philadelphia, among others. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: (See full tour itinerary below.)

Driven by the magic of the reunited Robinson and Ford guitar team as celebrated with Guitar Player magazine’s June 2017 issue cover story, THE MAGPIE SALUTE are now impacting radio with “Omission,” the deeply soulful rock song–written by Robinson and lead vocalist John Hogg–which hailed as “explosive” (April 27, 2017). Elsewhere, 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’]. Fuelled 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”–currently #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 bandare drummer Joe Magistro andguitarist 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:

6/10 GROLLOO, NETHERLANDS Holland Int. Blues Festival
7/7 PARIS, FRANCE La Maroquinerie
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
7/28 CHICAGO, IL Metro
7/29 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
8/8 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 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Fillmore
9/8 SAN FRANCISCO, CA The Fillmore
9/9 SACRAMENTO, CA Ace of Spades
9/10 SANTA CRUZ, CA The Catalyst
9/12 FRESNO, CA Tower Theatre
9/13 LOS ANGELES, CA The Fonda Theatre
9/14 TEMPE, AZ Marquee Theatre
9/15-17 SAN DIEGO, CA KAABOO Del Mar
9/15-17 TELLURIDE, CO Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
9/19 TUCSON, AZ Fox Theatre
9/20 LAS VEGAS, NV Brooklyn Bowl
9/22 MORRISON, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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

9/23 SALT LAKE CITY, UT Eccles Theatre (with JJ Grey)
9/25 GRANTS PASS, OR Rogue Theatre
9/26 PORTLAND, OR Crystal Ballroom
9/27 SEATTLE, WA The Showbox
11/11 PHILADELPHIA, PA TLA (Theatre of Living Arts)

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