*Funk legend Bootsy Collins’ first new album in 5 years, ‘Tha Funk Capital of the World,’ is sure to be this week’s funkiest and grooviest release with Ebony Magazine describing it as “writhing, lively” and USA Today promising “a groove worth waiting for.”

On June 3, Bootsy launches his U.S. tour with a show at Club Nokia in LA. See below for a full list of tour dates including performances at Chicago’s Congress Theater, Bonnaroo, and B.B. King’s in NYC.

To celebrate the album release, the Mo’Nique Show will dedicate an entire episode to the iconic funk pioneer. The show, being taped this week, will feature Bootsy Collins discussing his storied career and performing his new song “JB – Still The Man” featuring a live collaboration with Rev. Al Sharpton and the Mo’Nique Show houseband. Air date: TBA.

Download a free mp3 of “JB – Still The Man (w/ Rev. Al Sharpton)” here: http://bit.ly/ihoYdD

On May 3, The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will host an educational Q&A session and bass demonstration entitled “An Evening With Bootsy Collins.” Grammy Foundation Vice President Scott Goldman will moderate the event and Bootsy will answer audience questions. Get more info here: http://bit.ly/ee1wab

‘Tha Funk Capital of the World’ features fellow P-Funkers George Clinton and Bernie Worrell, along with Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Bela Fleck, Rev. Al Sharpton, Dr. Cornel West, Buckethead, and more.

“Effortlessly groovy.” – Rolling Stone

“Invigorating tunes…that get your ass up and dancing.” – Relix

“Writhing, lively.” – Ebony

“Bootsy’s back…and it’s a groove worth waiting for.” – USA Today

“One of the most scratched, sampled and quoted artists in urban music.” – Sister 2 Sister

BOOTSY COLLINS U.S. TOUR DATES
6/3 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
6/4 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
6/6 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
6/9 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
6/10 – Chicago, IL @ The Congress Theater
6/11 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
6/12 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead
6/14 – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues
6/16 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
6/17 – Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
6/19 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
6/23 – Annapolis, MD (Baltimore) @ Ramshead Tavern
6/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Indoor Stage
6/25 – Glenside, PA (Philadelphia) @ Keswick Theatre
6/26 – New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
6/29 – Worcester, MA (Boston) @ The Palladium
6/30 – Rochester, NY @ Party In The Park

 

Bootsy Collins on the Web:
http://www.bootsyalbum.com
http://www.facebook.com/bootsycollins
http://www.twitter.com/bootsy_collins
http://www.myspace.com/bootzillaproduction
http://www.youtube.com/bootzillaproduction

 

 

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