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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