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Citizen Cope releases ‘The River’ From His First Album In 7 Years

22nd January 2019
Big I Am

American song-writer, producer and performer Citizen Cope (Clarence Greenwood), is back with a great fusion of blues, soul, folk and rock. Citizen Cope releases his new song ‘The River’ from his first album in seven years – ‘Heroin And Helicopters.’ Full album out March 1st on Rainwater Recordings/Thirty Tigers.

‘The River’ is a track amongst the rest of the songs in the album that focuses on themes on religion, political manipulation, hollowness in the entertainment world, and spiritual enlightenment. ‘The River’ is both an ode to hip-hop and the protest songs of Neil Young. With heavy drums and acoustic guitar at the forefront, the lyrics take on the devalued life of humankind and the tyrannical devices used by the ruling few to divide people in all class systems through racial, cultural, economical, and religious lines. Billboard praised the new song, calling it both ‘personal and poignant.’

Lead single ‘Justice’ has already garnered positive attention with eager words from NPR Music’s Word Cafe explaining single as a song that ‘swaggers with a head-nodding groove and contains a yearning and soulful message of optimism and positivity.‘ Listen below to hear ‘The River’…

Citizen Cope will tour extensively in support of the new record, making stops at The Beacon Theatre in New York City, The Novo in Los Angeles, and more. Full tour routing below.

CITIZEN COPE 2019 TOUR DATES

Fri 3/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall *
Sat 3/2 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre *
Sun 3/3 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
Tue 3/5 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte *
Wed 3/6 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel *
Fri 3/8 – Greenville, NC – State Theatre Greenville *
Sat 3/9 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre Raleigh *
Sun 3/10 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre *
Tue 3/12 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant *
Wed 3/13 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman *
Fri 3/15 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre *
Sat 3/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot *
Mon 3/18 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Boise *
Tue 3/19 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma *
Wed 3/20 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory Spokane *
Fri 3/22 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre %
Sat 3/23 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox %
Sun 3/24 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox %
Mon 3/25 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom %
Wed 3/27 – San Francisco, CA – August Hall
Thu 3/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo
Fri 3/29 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
Sat 3/30 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park
Mon 4/1 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
Thu 4/4 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
Fri 4/5 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues
Sat 4/6 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Sun 4/7 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
Tue 4/9 – New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues New Orleans
Thu 4/11 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
Fri 4/12 – Chicago, IL – House Of Blues Chicago
Sat 4/13 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
Mon 4/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Byham Theater
Wed 4/17 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre Washington
Thu 4/18 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
Fri 4/19 – Portland, ME – State Theatre Portland
Sat 4/20 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
Fri 5/24 – Monterey, CA – California Roots Music & Arts Festival
Sun 5/26 – Napa, CA – Bottlerock

* with David Ramirez
% with G. Love & Special Sauce

Pre-order ‘Heroin and Helicopters’ by clicking here.
For more information on Citizen Cope, visit his website now…