Capping over 50 years of touring and recording, George Clinton is set to embark on his final tour – “One Nation Under a Groove” – with the legendary Parliament Funkadelic before he retires. He will make one last stop at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Thursday, July 25.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. at FoxTheatre.org, the Fox Theatre Ticket Office, and 855-285-8499. Ticket prices start at $35, plus applicable fees. Single-event access to the Marquee Club presented by Lexus will be available for purchase on top of the show ticket. Marquee Club passes are $55 per person and include an enhanced pre-show through post-show experience with complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages.
After joining Red Hot Chili Peppers for a nine-city tour of Australia Feb-March, George and P-Funk follow up with their own Australian headline tour in April where they will hit the legendary Bluesfest stage in Byron Bay, and a stint in Japan at Billboard Live. Starting after Memorial Day weekend, the group will hit the road in North America with the “One Nation Under a Groove Tour”. Joining P-Funk to send this icon of American pop culture off with a BANG are Galactic, Fishbone and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf – all of whom are taking time out of their own busy schedules to hit the road with the Grammy-winning, once-rainbow-dreaded pioneer of Funk, Hip-Hop, and Rock & Roll.
Parliament Funkadelic has been a touring force for decades, and the current lineup including veterans Bennie Cowan (trumpet), Greg Thomas (sax), Lige Curry (bass) and Blackbird McKnight (guitar) have been with George for 30 plus years. Parliament Funkadelic also now includes many younger generations of Clinton’s family who are set to move the legacy forward into the 21st century. This blended-family business has no plans of slowing down, even with their helmsman moving on. “It’s always been about the music and the band,” says the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, “That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.”
The “One Nation Under a Groove Tour” is the latest blockbuster package tour created by Universal Attractions Agency, George and P-Funk’s booking agency. The tour was conceived around the anniversary of the iconic Album and single of the same title. “We had been kicking this idea around for a long time” recalls Nick Szatmari, George’s agent at UAA. “It just felt organic and authentic, especially with the current social climate and the powers that be trying to divide everyone; it has always been a call for unity and togetherness through music. When George announced his retirement it just all clicked. It’s surreal how it all came together, and we are very fortunate to have the support of Galactic, Fishbone, and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf on this historic tour”.