Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee & P-Funk pioneer George Clinton will be celebrating 50 years since his first hit single, by playing two surprise anniversary shows in Australia next month.
Ahead of their headliner slot at Queensland’s Caloundra Music Festival on Friday September 29, Clinton and the current incarnation of Parliament Funkadelic are set to celebrate The Parliament’s 1967 chart-topping summer single, '(I Wanna) Testify'. The song kicked off Clinton’s unique soul-funk and went straight to #3 on the US Billboard R&B chart.
“It’s pretty exciting for us to be in Australia again, so we decided to bring the Sunshine Coast trip forward and start celebrating 50 years here with two more shows,” says Clinton. “We wanna make the most of coming all this way.”
Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic are considered hugely influential and innovative within the world of funk music, Clinton and his various projects worked on at least 37 albums across three studios during the 1970s alone.
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George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic are touring Australia in September with tickets available on pre-sale from Monday August 28.