The tour will include five UK dates beginning in Manchester on March 24, 2013

The Black Crowes are to end their hiatus with a spring 2013 tour of the UK and US.

The band announced the first leg of their ‘Lay Down With Number 13’ world tour on their official website yesterday (December 26). The trek will kick off in Manchester on March 24, before taking in dates in Birmingham and Glasgow and a pair of shows in London.

The band will then jet across the Atlantic for a 21-date US jaunt, which begins in Port Chester, New York on April 2 and wraps up in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 4. Tickets are set to go on sale at 10.13am local time on January 11 and the band’s website promises that “additional dates will be announced soon”.

The band’s line-up for the tour will comprise Chris Robinson, Rich Robinson, Steve Gorman, Sven Pipien, Adam Macdougall and new recruit Jackie Greene, a “good friend” who joins on guitars and vocals.

Meanwhile, The Black Crowes have also announced the release of a live album titled ‘Wiser For The Time’. This features 26 tracks – 15 acoustic and eleven electric – recorded during the band’s five-night stand in New York City at the end of 2010. It will be released on vinyl and digital download on March 19, 2013.

The Black Crowes will play the following UK dates:

Manchester Academy (March 24, 2013)
Birmingham O2 Academy (25)
Glasgow O2 Academy (27)
London HMV Forum (29, 30)

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