George Clinton announces final UK tour set for spring 2022

"This has been coming a long time"

George Clinton has announced his final UK tour set to take place in spring 2022 – see the full list of dates below.

The Parliament-Funkadelic legend announced his retirement from the road almost two years ago, but due to the coronavirus pandemic his UK farewell tour was put on hold.

“This has been coming a long time,” Clinton said in a statement at the time. “Anyone who has been to the shows over the past couple of years has noticed that I’ve been out front less and less.

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“Truth be told, it’s never really been about me. It’s always been about the music and the band. That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.”

Now, the 80-year-old, whose last album was 2018’s ‘Medicaid Fraud Dog’, has announced he and Parliament-Funkadelic will hit the UK next May for a short run of dates, taking in Nottingham, London, Glasgow, Bristol, Manchester, Margate and Scarborough.

Tickets are on sale now here – see the full list of dates below.

MAY 2022

22 – Nottingham, Rock City
23 – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
24 – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
26 – Bristol, O2 Academy Bristol
27 – Manchester, Albert Hall
28 – Margate, Dreamland
29 – Scarborough, Open Air Theatre

Last year, Clinton joined Cypress Hill on the Pubic Enemy track ‘GRID’.

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Taken from the iconic rap group’s 15th studio album, ‘What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?’, ‘GRID’ envisages a post-apocalyptic world where digital communication has been eradicated.

Aww snap! No apps just maybe perhaps/ No GRID is what we need for new human contact/ Not even your own server can save you/ We all caught up in the web is so true,” frontman Chuck D raps.

Shot in the desert, the track’s accompanying video starts off like a Zoom chat, with each member of the group, as well as Cypress Hill’s B-Real, situated in a different location. Footage of Public Enemy’s performance with George Clinton also features throughout.

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