George Clinton and Parliament hitting the road in support of first new album in 40 years
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After 40 years of being on another planet, George Clinton is finally bringing his funky mothership known as Parliament back to Earth.

Clinton’s Parliament has recently released “I’m Gon Make U Sick O’Me,” 38 years after their last hit, “Agony of DeFeet,” was a mainstay on R&B stations in 1980.

Parliament is not just releasing a new song, however. In a Reddit Q&A, Clinton said that the single will be part of a brand new LP, Medicaid Fraud Dog, the band’s 10th album.

Now, some may question why Clinton would release a brand new album in an era where hip-hop is dominating the charts. If you take a glance at the band’s (and Clinton’s) history, you’ll quickly come to the realization that their brand of funk fits perfectly with the times.

Originally a doo-wop vocal group, Parliament would find great success in the funk genre, releasing such iconic tunes as 1975’s “Chocolate City” and 1978’s “Flash Light.” Legal difficulties would force Clinton to dissolve the band in 1981, but their catalog was used to form the backbone of the G-Funk movement of the early-to-mid ‘90s.

So you can easily say that Clinton and Parliament are the Godfathers of modern-day hip-hop, and with the troubling times of today, the timing of their comeback could not have been more perfect.

To support the new single, Clinton will be taking his funky mothership on the road, which is music to the ears of many who missed this band dearly. Check out the tour dates, and make sure you get your tickets to gain admission to the funkiest mothership ever created.

Feb. 8 -- Glenside, PA -- Keswick Theatre (Click here for tickets)
Feb. 16 -- Baltimore, MD -- Rams Head Live! (Click here for tickets)
March 11 -- Denver, CO -- Ogden Theatre (Click here for tickets)
March 24 -- Seattle, WA -- Showbox SoDo (Click here for tickets)