George Clinton's Retirement Official
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George Clinton’s Retirement Official

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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) George Clinton has officially announced his retirement from P-Funk, planned for May of next year.

“This has been coming a long time,” Clinton said in a statement. “Anyone who has been to the shows over the past couple of years have noticed that I’ve been out front less and less. The shows have been great!

“Truth be told it’s never really been about me. It’s always been about the music and the band. That’s the real P-Funk legacy. They’ll still be funkin long after I stop.”

Clinton’s agency, United Artists Agency, confirmed to CelebrityAccess that George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are accepting offers for the 2019 edition of P-Funk’s annual “Mardi Gras Madness Tour,” to take place January to March. Parliament Funkadelic will continue to tour after Clinton’s exit.

Clinton, who turns 77 in July, recently underwent a procedure to have a pacemaker placed in his chest but stressed that the surgery is not a factor in his decision.

P-Funk has more than 50 dates scheduled this year including performances in Europe and Japan. (Clinton’s retirement from touring was announced in April in a trade magazine exclusive, which gained little traction.)

Current itinerary below:

Sat, Apr 28, 2018 – New York, NY – BB King Blues Club & Grill

Thu, May 3, 2018 – Bonita Springs, FL – Southwest Florida Events Center

Fri, May 4, 2018 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues Orlando

Sat, May 5, 2018 – Clearwater, FL – Coachman Park

Sun, May 6, 2018 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues New Orleans

Thu, May 10, 2018 – Savannah, GA – The Stage on Bay

Fri, May 11, 2018 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station

Sat, May 12, 2018 – Portsmouth, VA – Portsmouth Pavilion

Fri, May 25, 2018 – San Diego, CA – The Music Box

Sat, May 26, 2018 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theater

Sun, May 27, 2018 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl

Mon, May 28, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Tue, May 29, 2018 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent

Sat, Jun 2, 2018 – Nelsonville, OH – Hocking College Campus

Sat, Jun 16, 2018 – Hunter Mountain, NY – Hunter Mountain

Wed, Jun 20, 2018 – Glasgow, UK – Kelvingrove Bandstand

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 – Odense C, DK – Musikhuset Posten

Sun, Jun 24, 2018 – Reykjavik, Iceland – Laugardalur

Tue, Jun 26, 2018 – Hilversum, NL – Podium De Vorstin

Wed, Jun 27, 2018 – Arnhem, NL – Luxor Live

Thu, Jun 28, 2018 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso

Fri, Jun 29, 2018 – Lublin, PL – East of Culture Different Sounds Festival


Sat, Jun 30, 2018 – Brussels, BE – Coleur Cafe Festival

Sun, Jul 1, 2018 – East Sussex, UK – Love Supreme Jazz Festival

Tue, Jul 3, 2018 – Paris, FR – Casino De Paris

Fri, Jul 6, 2018 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City

Sat, Jul 7, 2018 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Academy

Sun, Jul 8, 2018 – London, UK – Roundhouse

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 – Interlochen, MI – Kresge Auditorium

Thu, Jul 12, 2018 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Clyde Theatre

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 – Kalamazoo, MI – Bell`s Eccentric Cafe – Beer Garden

Sun, Jul 15, 2018 – Chicago, IL – Grant Park

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater

Thu, Jul 19, 2018 – Dayton, OH – Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway

Fri, Jul 20, 2018 – Columbus, OH – Hollywood Casino Columbus Showroom

Sat, Jul 21, 2018 – Warren, OH – Packard Music Hall

Sat, Jul 28, 2018 – Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheater

Wed, Aug 1, 2018 – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music Hall

Thu, Aug 2, 2018 – Washington, DC – 930 Club

Fri, Aug 3, 2018 – New York, NY – The Liberty Belle

Sat, Aug 4, 2018 – Beverly, MA – The Cabot Theater

Sun, Aug 5, 2018 – Newport, RI – Fort Adams State Park

Thu, Aug 9, 2018 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine

Fri, Aug 10, 2018 – Jacksonville, NC – The Tarheel

Sat, Aug 11, 2018 – Richmond, VA – Maymont Park

Thu, Aug 23, 2018 – Lexington, KY – Lyric Theatre

Fri, Aug 24, 2018 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’ Music Festival

Sat, Aug 25, 2018 – Cherry Creek, NY – Cockaigne Ski Resort

Sun, Aug 26, 2018 – Rochester, NY – Frontier Field

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