Friday, October 31, 2014 · 5:23 p.m.
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The original music video for "Hard to Handle"

Can you handle it?

Track 29 announced this morning that The Black Crowes have slated Chattanooga on the band’s Lay Down with Number 13 Tour, making the stop on the Southside on Tuesday, May 21 at 8 p.m.

The show will be part of the tour’s second leg, an addition to the original show schedule after the 15 dates in the United Kingdom and larger U.S. markets immediately sold out.

Fans of the storied band, which holds the title of the most rock 'n' roll rock 'n' roll band, have waited with bated breath for an end to The Black Crowes’ most recent two-year hiatus.

The group announced the start of Lay Down with Number 13 on Christmas Day last year.

Further commemorating their return, The Black Crowes plans to release a live album, “Wiser for the Time,” on March 19. The four-vinyl collection features 15 acoustic and 11 electric tracks from a five-night series of 2010 concerts in New York City, all of which have not been previously released.

The Black Crowes first formed in Atlanta in the mid-1980s as a venture between brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, called Mr. Crowe's Garden. The initial act adopted the current moniker and signed with Def American in 1989.

In a sea of grunge, synthesized pop and glam rock, the band reintroduced radio audiences to honest, bluesy, rock 'n' roll in the Southern rock tradition. “Shake Your Money Maker” debuted in 1990, selling more than 3 million copies with commercially and critically successful singles “She Talks to Angels” and a cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle.”

Since then, The Black Crowes has shifted its lineup, released nine studio and four live albums, earned a reputation as one of the live shows to see in this lifetime, taken two hiatuses and remained true to the unadorned, always relevant roots of rock 'n' roll.

Croweologists, take note: Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8 at 10 a.m.

Doors for the 18-years-old-and-up show open at 7 p.m. Tickets run $40 in advance and $45 at the door.

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