The Magpie Salute, which brings together the reunited guitar team of Rich Robinson and Marc Ford from the Black Crowes, along with Crowes bassist Sven Pipien and other musicians and singers from around the world, is set to return to New York, NY for back-to-back headlining shows Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16 at Irving Plaza as they wrap their extensive 60-date U.S. tour that began in July. Tickets are available at http://themagpiesalute.com/events.
Attendees of the Irving Plaza shows will be given an exclusive live album -- with 14 songs from various cities on the U.S. tour -- as they exit the venue.
"The best thing for me about Magpie's 2017 run," says Robinson, "is to stand on stage with these people I really care about and have a great reverence for their talent, and watch the band gel into a phenomenal band working together night after night."
Robinson says The Magpie Salute will record a double studio album for release in 2018. "We want to make a fully original double album. We want to share our collective and individual experiences in life. Life on tour, life traveling and seeing the world. Life watching our whole universe being torn down and built up again. We have a lot to say in our creation, and this is the best way we know how. By moving forward as artists together without the smoke, without the distractions and lay ourselves out in the open for what we believe is the universal good."
"It's true that now most record company executives tell their bands to only focus on singles instead of making full albums," Rich continues. "Albums are for people to delve into and to get a glimpse into what an artist truly feels. Instead of nurturing the artist's creation and vision, most are placed in countless rooms with multiple 'writers' for the sake of hits instead of delving into one's emotional outlook on life through their own experience."
The Magpie Salute features musicians who've played together for decades throughout various projects and share a truly deep musical bond. Joining Robinson, Ford and Pipien in the band are drummer Joe Magistro and guitarist Nico Bereciartua. The group also boasts a fine cast of vocalists, including Robinson, Ford, lead singer John Hogg (Hookah Brown, Moke), former Crowes singer Charity White and background singers Adrien Reju and Katrine Ottosen. Notably, The Magpie Salute is a truly international band. London's John Hogg is of Swedish/African heritage, Sven Pipien is German, Nico Bereciartua is an Argentinean citizen and Kat Ottosen is a Danish citizen who partly lives in Copenhagen.
The band released their debut self-titled album June 9 via Eagle Rock Entertainment with the deeply soulful and rocking single, "Omission."