420 FUNK MOB TOUR THE WEST COAST
April 18 the Mint – Los Angeles, CA
April 20 Red Fox Tavern – Eureka, CA
April 22 Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
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420 Funk Mob: You can see George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic almost any month somewhere in the United States or Europe. So when P-Funk Front man/Producer/Writer Mike Clip Payne gets the 420 Funk Mob together it’s not just a concert it’s an EVENT. He turns down more shows than the band takes. It’s been that way since their first sold out show at TRAMPS NYC in 1997 and continues that way in 2012. 420FM has a reputation for a live show full of rarely performed Funkadelic classics, original material along with some out there covers (Southern Man, Helter Skelter) covers that has earned them cult status in the Pfunk world since thier first show. Now their psychedelic funk rock attack has spilled over into the jam band scene with appearances at events like NY Harvest Festival, Universal Church of Love & Music, the Mateel Summer Music Festival in Humboldt County and most recently the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup. . The 420 Funk Mob features an all star cast of musicians from inside and outside the world of Parliament Funkadelic. The band can be an 6 piece power Psychedelic Funk Rock band or a 23 piece Funkestra featuring horns, background singers and strings. You never know who is gonna show up or what the band is going to do. Past mob members read like a Who’s Who of legendary and Up and Coming performers. Garry Shider, George Clinton,Mike Kidd Funkadelic Hampton, Lige Cury, Fred Wesley, Stanley Jordan,Leo Neocentelli from the Meters,James Otto, Shannon Lawson and Jon Nicholson from the MuzikMafia, Eric McFadden, Zach Alford to name just a few. Check out the EPK for the complete list. The 420 Funk Mob has had quite a lot of “Firsts” in their career. 420FM’s first show at the legendary Tramps in New York City Sold Out in Minutes. The band first TV appearance on Canal+ was viewed by over 10 million households. Their first European Concert appearance at the Chillen Drone Festival was simulcast on TV and Radio throughout Europe on Spanish National Radio 3 The 420FM are the FIRST and ONLY unsigned band to play the Super Bowl appearing as the official ESPN/NFL Tailgate Party Band at Super Bowl 39. 420 Funk Mob and it’s label mate DRUGS were the first bands to be Broadcast Live on Sirius Satellite Radio’s first day of world wide web casting. 420 Funk Mob Headlined the very First High Times Medical Marijuana Cup in America on Sat Oct 15 2011in Detroit A resume like that and the band has never played LA before, go figure. Since this was the first time, Clip felt it was time to go back to the basics, “Lets do the BAND”. Mike Kidd Funkadelic Hampton, Lige Curry, Gabe Gonzalez, Danny Bedrosian, Greg Thomas will be the featured artists on this run. Funkadelic for real!