George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic bring their “One Nation Under a Groove Tour” to Municipal Auditorium, 417 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37201 on Friday, July 26th, 2019, and the music gets underway at 6:00 pm. After 50 years of bringing the funk across the universe, George Clinton says he is ready to retire. Along with the Parliament-Funkadelic ‘Funk Mob’, he is on one last adventure this summer in what they’re calling the “One Nation Under a Groove Tour.”
“It’s coming right on time,” Clinton admitted to Rolling Stone. “I would love to keep on doing this, but I’ll be 78 in a few more months. Even though I feel like I’m just getting started, the reality is the group needs to go ahead and keep it going.”
The Recording Academy recently honored George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic with its 2019 Special Merit Lifetime Achievement Award on the “GRAMMY Salute to Music Legends” awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, May 11, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
“It’s never been about me or no particular thing,” Clinton has said. “The whole truth has always been what it’s about. As I’m getting ready to get a lifetime achievement award and all of that, there’s so many people that’s been in the band, it’s hard to even pick who all the people are. So people won’t get to see a lot of people, but still that award will belong to everybody that’s participated in making the P-Funk what it is. It will be for all the people that’s ever been through the P-Funk army.”
The “One Nation Under A Groove” farewell tour includes performances by Galactic, Dumpstaphunk, Fishbone and Miss Velvet and the Blue Wolf, who will open select dates of the run, which now spans through August 31. After playing the Municipal Auditorium Fri, Jul 26, the tour runs through: Greensboro, NC Sat, Jul 27; Los Angeles, CA Fri, Aug 2; Saratoga, CA Sat, Aug 3; Lincoln, CA Sun, Aug 4; Seattle, WA Thu, Aug 8; Bend, OR Fri, Aug 9; Portland, OR Sat, Aug 10; Eugene, OR Sun, Aug 11 Denver, CO Thu, Aug 15; Phoenix, AZ Sat, Aug 17; Las Vegas, NV Sun, Aug 18; Beaumont, TX Wed, Aug 21; Cedar Park, TX Thu, Aug 22; San Antonio, TX Fri, Aug 23; Dallas, TX Sat, Aug 24; Houston, TX Sun, Aug 25; St Petersburg, FL Thu, Aug 29; Ft Lauderdale, FL Fri, Aug 30; and Lake Buena Vista, FL Sat, Aug 31.
George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic Setlist: When they played at Artpark Amphitheater, Lewiston, NY, on June 11, they played these songs: Get Off Your Ass and Jam; Super Stupid; Pole Power; Meow Meow; Get Low; One Nation Under a Groove; Flash Light; (Not Just) Knee Deep; Maggot Brain; Dirty Queen; Cosmic Slop; Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker); Night of the Thumpasorus Peoples; My Mama Told Me; and Atomic Dog.