It’s Goodbye For Now: George Clinton Announces Retirement From Parliament Funkadelic

by Krystal Franklin

May 8, 2018

Photo by Scott Legato/Getty Images

George Clinton is calling it quits. In a statement to Rolling Stone, the music legend is retiring from touring with his iconic band Parliament Funkadelic in May 2019.

“It’s never really been about me. It’s always been about the music and the band. This has been coming a long time. Anyone who has been to the shows over the past couple of years has noticed that I’ve been out front less and less.”

Fans of the iconic P-Funk brand need not worry, according to the 76-year-old, they will live on across stages.

“…That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin’ long after I stop.”

With more than 40 shows still scheduled throughout the remainder of the year, you can still catch Clinton on tour with Parliament Funkadelic this summer.

May 10 – Savannah, GA – The Stage on Bay

May 11 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station

May 12 – Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion

May 25 – San Diego, CA – The Music Box

May 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater

May 27 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl

May 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

May 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

June 2 – Nelsonville, OH – Hocking College Campus

June 16 – Hunter Mountain, NY – Hunter Mountain

June 20 – Glasgow, UK – Kelvingrove Bandstand

June 22 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller

June 23 – Odense C, DK – Musikhuset Posten

June 24 – Reykjavik, Iceland – Laugardalur

June 26 – Hilversum, NL – Podium De Vorstin

June 27 – Arnhem, NL – Luxor Live

June 28 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

June 29 – Lublin, PL – East of Culture Different Sounds Festival

June 30 – Brussels, BE – Coleur Cafe Festival

July 1 – East Sussex, UK – Love Supreme Jazz Festival

July 3 – Paris, FR – Casino De Paris

July 6 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City

July 7 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy

July 8 – London, UK – Roundhouse

July 11 – Interlochen, MI – Kresge Auditorium

July 12 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre

July 13 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell`s Eccentric Cafe – Beer Garden

July 15 – Chicago, IL – Grant Park

July 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater

July 19 – Dayton, OH – Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway

July 20 – Columbus, OH – Hollywood Casino Columbus Showroom

July 21 – Warren, OH – Packard Music Hall

July 28 – Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheater

Aug. 1 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall

Aug. 2 – Washington, DC – 930 Club

Aug. 3 – New York, NY – The Liberty Belle

Aug. 4 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot Theater

Aug. 5 – Newport, RI – Fort Adams State Park

Aug. 9 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine

Aug. 10 – Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel

Aug. 11 – Richmond, VA – Maymont Park

Aug. 23 – Lexington, KY – Lyric Theatre

Aug. 24 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’ Music Festival

Aug. 25 – Cherry Creek, NY – Cockaigne Ski Resort

Aug. 26 – Rochester, NY – Frontier Field

Can’t wait until then? Listen to the group’s first song in 38 years, I’m Gone Make U Sick O Me, released earlier this year.

TELL US: If you had to choose, what’s your favorite Parliament song?

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