Creative Review New Music
Funk pioneer George Clinton bids goodbye to the UK with a series of special farewell concerts with Parliament Funkadelic, marking the end of a 50 plus year career funkin’ around the world.
Despite being awarded the lifetime achievement Grammy, George has decided it’s not yet over and will be gracing the UK with his funk-presence, one last time.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic revolutionized R&B during the ’70s, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-’60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone.
Alongside icons such as James Brown and Sly Stone, George Clinton is synonymous with defining a genre, creating a music movement which is as important now as its inception in the 1970s.
Fri 29 May – Bristol – O2 Academy
Sat 30 May – Funk & Soul Weekender – Margate
Mon 1 Jun – London – O2 Forum
Wed 3 Jun – Glasgow – O2 Academy
Thu 4 Jun – Nottingham – Rock City
Fri 5 Jun – Manchester – Albert Hall
“…Funk’s psychedelic elder statesman Clinton sounds as futuristic as ever in a marathon three-hour aerobics party” The Guardian
“…as live and electrifying a performance as I have ever been fortunate enough to witness, a wild and joyous groove miasma that still sounds like a dispatch from the future.” The Telegraph
Tickets on sale Friday 28 Feb via ticketmaster.co.uk