2015 WINTER TOUR KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND IN FLORIDA
FOLLOWED BY MIDWEST AND EAST COAST DATES IN FEBRUARY
Chris Robinson Brotherhood announce today that Tony Leone has joined the band on drums. His first performance with The CRB will be this coming weekend at the Sunshine Music & Blues Festival in Florida followed by a 14-date tour across the Midwest and East Coast in February. Leone’s arrival follows the departure of the band’s original drummer George Sluppick.
New York City-based Tony Leone began his career working with jazz luminaries like Illinois Jacquet, Lou Donaldson and Jon Hendricks. In 2002, he co-founded the acclaimed roots ensemble Ollabelle with Amy Helm. Through the association, he became a fixture at Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble sessions in Woodstock, NY. He’d fill the drum seat when Helm stepped away to play mandolin and sing. A highly regarded studio and touring musician, Leone’s resume includes work with Shooter Jennings, Rickie Lee Jones and Donald Fagen among many others.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood thanks George Sluppick for his contribution to the band over the last three years and wishes him continued success in future musical endeavors.
Upcoming Chris Robinson Brotherhood tour dates are:
Jan. 17 – St. Petersburg, FL – Sunshine Music & Blues Festival Jan. 18 – Boca Raton, FL – Sunshine Music & Blues Festival Feb. 3 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe Feb. 5 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Feb. 6 – Chicago, IL – Park West Feb. 7 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom Feb. 8 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre Feb. 10 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theatre Feb. 11 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club Feb. 13 – Boston, MA – Paradise Feb. 14 – Boston, MA – Paradise Feb. 15 – Stowe, VT – Rusty Nail Feb. 19 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount Feb. 20 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY Feb. 21 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY Feb. 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts Mar. 28 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Apr. 2 – Byron Bay, Australia – Bluesfest Apr. 3 – Byron Bay, Australia – Bluesfest Apr. 4 – Melbourne, Australia – The Corner Hotel Apr. 6 – Sydney, Australia – Metro Theatre May 22 – N. Lawrence, OH – The Ville May 31 – Napa, CA – Bottlerock Festival Jul. 25 – Floyd, VA – Floydfest