George Clinton & Parliament/Funkadelic To Play Dublin in May


P-Funk innovator George Clinton returns to Dublin on May 16 for a show at Vicar Street alongside his two most heralded projects ParliamentFunkadelic.

Revolutionising R&B, soul, funk, and crossing over into the acid-rock audience in the late ’60s & ’70s like no-one ever had before, influenced by the likes of Hendrix, Sly Stone, Zappa & Ash Ra, he released a huge number of essential albums throughout his career, especially both bands’ ’70s purple patches – memorably on the likes of Maggot Brain, Mothership Connection One Nation Under A Groove.

His P-Funk philosophy heavily inspired by the latter, stood for Parliament-Funkadelic, Psychedelic Funk & Plainfield Funk, amongst others. Clinton’s long-term influence really started to rear its head towards the early ’90s with the popularity of funk-leaning hip-hop like Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Warren G, as well as the obvious debt owed from funkier rock acts like Primus and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Tickets go on sale from Ticketmaster at 9am on Tuesday, March 21, priced at €39.50 & €45.50. Doors open at 7.30pm.

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