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GEORGE CLINTON’S “ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE TOUR” TO PERFORM AT RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH
Legendary funk singer brings his special sound to The Event Center on Friday, June 7
PITTSBURGH — April 17, 2019 — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient George Clinton brings his classic psychedelic funk concert to The Event Center at Rivers Casino on Friday, June 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale today and start at $50.
Capping over 50 years of touring and recording, George Clinton is set to embark on his farewell tour with the legendary Parliament Funkadelic (P-Funk) before he retires. Starting in May, 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 Fishbone and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf — both of which are taking time out of their 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. The current lineup includes veterans Bennie Cowan (trumpet), Greg Thomas (sax), Lige Curry (bass) and Blackbird McKnight (guitar) — they have been with Clinton for more than 30 years. P-Funk also now includes many younger generations of Clinton's family who are set to move the legacy forward into the 21'st century. “It’s always been about the music and the band," says the Rock & 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, Clinton and P-Funk’s booking agency. "We had been kicking this idea around for a long time," recalls Nick Szatmari, Clinton's agent at UAA. "It just felt organic and authentic, especially with the current social climate and the powers that are trying to divide everyone — their performances have 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, Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone, and Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf on this historic tour."
“Don’t miss your chance to see the original master of funk perform live before his retirement,” said Bill Keena, general manager of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “It’s sure to be a special send-off show in The Event Center.”
Tickets for George Clinton’s show and for all Rivers Casino Pittsburgh performances can be purchased in the Rivers Casino Gift Shop or at RiversCasino.com. For nationwide ticketing information, please visit OneNationUnderAGrooveTour.com.
In addition to live performances and concerts, The Event Center at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh can be reserved for a variety of occasions, including corporate receptions, seminars, trade shows, weddings and more. The space features theatre-style seating for over 2,000 people or up to 800 for sit-down functions, and includes an integrated pre-function area.
ABOUT RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH
Located along the Ohio River’s North Shore in Pittsburgh, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh features 2,710 slots, 124 table games (including a 30-table live poker room), 45 hybrid gaming seats and a designated Sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers nine distinctive restaurants and bars—among them are Wheelhouse Bar & Grill, Grand View Buffet and FLIPT—a riverside amphitheater, a black box Event Center space, a multipurpose Ballroom, live music performances, free parking and promotions and giveaways daily. Rivers, which opened in 2009, employs approximately 1,700 Team Members and has been voted a great place to work in Pittsburgh. Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.
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