Reunited Black Crowes to ‘Shake Your Money Maker’ at Blossom in August

Forgive us if it feels like wishful thinking.

But, hey, maybe formerly feuding brothers Chris and Rich Robinson will still be on good terms by the time the just-announced reunion tour of their once-hit-making rock act, The Black Crowes, rolls into Blossom Music Center in late summer.

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Brothers Rich, left, and Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes rehearse. (Photos courtesy of Live Nation)

The band — celebrating the (wow) 30-year anniversary of their quintuple-platinum debut album, “Shake Your Money Maker — is slated to play the picturesque Cuyahoga Falls venue on Aug. 18.

(We’ll see if the brothers, who recently mended those proverbial fences, are on good terms when the tour begins in June and go from there.)

Of course, the brothers Robinson, who grew up in Georgia, are saying the right things.

“I’m thrilled & blessed to be playing with my brother celebrating the music we’ve made & bringing our lives together full circle,” says vocalist Chris, in a news release provided by event promoter Live Nation. “Long live Rock n’ Roll & The Black Crowes!”

Rich, a guitarist, adds, “First and foremost, I’m really happy to have my brother back in my life. To be able to play music again together and celebrate the first record we made as kids, is a gift. To have these songs stand up after 30 years is something I could’ve never fathomed.”

Of course, the siblings have an incentive to play nice — a tour on which The Black Crowes play “Shake Your Money Maker” in its entirety should be a big seller.

Some background on the album from the release:

In 1990, when journalists were lamenting the death of rock, as cheesy pop and hair metal dominated the charts, Atlanta’s Black Crowes gave the genre a swift and much needed kick in the ass with Shake Your Money Maker. Fueled by singles “Jealous Again”, “Twice As Hard”, “She Talks To Angels”, and the rollicking cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle” the band immediately took the rock world by storm, topping Rolling Stone’s “Best New American Band Readers Poll” in late 1990.

The band went on to record several more albums and, as the release notes, “sold out shows around the world; had legendary guitarist Jimmy Page join as a member; got kicked off a tour with ZZ Top for insulting the sponsor; got screwed by bad record deals; got married and divorced, fought amongst themselves and the rest of the world.”

Start your search for tickets at this Live Nation page.

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