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George Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic Announce Bluesfest Sideshow

George Clinton And Parliament Funkadelic Announce Bluesfest Sideshow

Thursday 16th October, 2014 10:50AM

Funk pioneer George Clinton is flying into town with his incredible backing band Parliament Funkadelic for one intergalactic sideshow off the back of Bluesfest 2015 in Australia. The legendary performer, who is one of the world's most sampled musicians, will be landing in Auckland with the P-Funk collective next April to tear the roof off The Powerstation in one special show. Here's the details...


George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Wednesday 8th April 2015, The Powerstation, Auckland


Here's George Clinton with 'Atomic Dog'...


And here's Parliament Funkadelic getting down with 'Bring The Funk'...


PRESS RELEASE:

THE FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF NZ BLUESFEST SIDESHOWS HAS ARRIVED!

If you can't make it to the 26th Annual Bluesfest Extravaganza, we have your entertainment over Easter 2015 covered. The first delivery of sideshows has arrived and has set the pace for an impressive 2015 Bluesfest Touring Season.

First up we have an artist who Bluesfest Festival Director Peter Noble calls "one of the best live artists performing anywhere today" and we can't wait to have Bluesfest 2014 standout Beth Hart back for her second round of Bluesfest sideshows including Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will be bringing the funk to Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland and according to Bluesfest Festival Director Peter Noble, this tour is one not to miss. "George Clinton is a legend no he is much more he is a bedrock artist a true originator who stands equally beside James Brown, Sly Stone and no one else as the creators of Funk music. His famous statement of the music he created - 'get on the one' meaning get on the first beat not the second made funk music what it is today. There is no Funk music without George Clinton it's that simple and it's the funky truth."

GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC

The legendary George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, one of the most important innovators of Funk music alongside James Brown, Sly Stone and the Funky Meters, brings the 'awe-funk-some' P-Funk Collective back to Australia and New Zealand next year!

Known globally for his outlandish costume and his multi-coloured dreadlocks as well as his mastery of intergalactic funk, Dr. George Clinton is one of the most sampled musicians on the planet and has worked alongside Tupac, Primal Scream, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dog, Outkast, Wu Tang Clan, Carlos Santana, Redman and so many others as collaborator and producer.

Hits include 'Atomic Dog', 'One Nation Under A Groove', 'We Want The Funk', 'Flashlight' and 'Mothership Connection' - and his collective was finally recognised when 16 of the P-Funk Collective (the largest group ever) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997. Clinton continues to release new material, including 'Toys' with Funkadelic in 2008 and the cover album George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love in 2006, including his take on songs like 'Ain't That Peculiar', 'Never Gonna Give You Up' and 'Gypsy Woman'.

In Clinton's famous words, this tour is going to 'Tear The Roof Off The Sucker'.

GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC NZ SHOW:

THE POWERSTATION, AUCKLAND WED 8 APRIL 2015
Tickets on sale Wednesday 22nd October at 9am
www.ticketmaster.co.nz

*Also touring Australia and appearing at Bluesfest 2015*




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