Wow, a lovely review in PopMatters from writer John Paul, who says the new album is “a lean stripped down rocker that feels as timeless as the group’s best efforts,” and is “nothing short of a damn good slab of quality rock and roll.”
The Flamin’ Groovies’ June 30th show with Springsteen, etc… was just made official today:
Here’s the updated tour iteneary:
Fly to UK:
Sunday, June 30th at Hard Rock Live Festival at Olympic Stadium, London, UK (Bruce Springsteen, Black Crowes, Paul Weller, etc),
Tuesday, July 2nd – headlining the Scala Theatre, London
(From 1865-82, the theatre was known as the Prince of Wales’s Theatre. In 1964, the theatre was used by The Beatles for the concert sequences in the film A Hard Day’s Night.)
Return to USA:
Saturday, July 6 – Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Sunday July 7th – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, New Jersey
Wednesday, July 10th – The Chapel, San Francisco, CA
Cyril and Chris (Jordan/Wilson songwriting team of the Shake Some Action – Now! era Flamin’ Groovies) took the first literal steps towards their tour in bright windy San Francisco daylight this afternoon!
“Once more into the breach, with gusto!” I said as they began walking toward Barry’s van.
That got a laugh from Chris!
A little sad to see them go, though I know they will do alright, and a bit more than that!!
Cyril’s peace-out words were, “Keep your fingers crossed!”
That we will CJ.
And we hope they had a pleasant flight into Japan.