Soulive & Lettuce Announce Royal Family Ball Fall Tour
Preeminent soul-funk trio Soulive, fresh off hosting their first ever festival The Royal Family Affair earlier this summer, have announced a full-on Royal Family Ball tour for Fall 2011. The run will see the return of Soulive to eight cities, including New York City, Chicago, Boston, Portland, Pittsburgh, Falls Church, Philadelphia and a two-night Halloween blowout in Burlington. Joining Soulive on all of the Royal Family Ball shows will be their co-conspirators in Royal Family Records, the seven piece funk tour de force Lettuce.
Additional Autumn dates have Soulive appearing in select cities including Coral Gables at the University of Miami, Sedona, Albany, the Bear Creek Music Festival in Live Oak, FL and more.
In conjunction with the Fall tour dates, Royal Family Records has dropped a fresh mixtape from Soulive drummer Al Evans entitled Dusty Diamond Vol. 1 available for free download here.
Upcoming Soulive and Lettuce tour dates are:
9/25 - New Orleans, LA Tipitina's Uptown (Lettuce)
9/30 - Ripley, OH The Big Pig Music & Arts Festival (Soulive + Lettuce)
10/1 - Chicago, IL The Vic Theatre *Royal Family Ball (Soulive + Lettuce)
10/6 - Coral Gables, FL University of Miami (Soulive)
10/8 - Sedona, AZ Jazz on the Rocks (Soulive)
10/15 - New York, NY Terminal 5 *Royal Family Ball (Soulive, Lettuce, Roy Hargrove, Raul Midón, Pharoahe Monch, Rahzel & the Shady Horns.)
10/21 - Boston, MA House of Blues *Royal Family Ball (Soulive + Lettuce)
10/22 - Portland, ME State Theatre *Royal Family Ball (Soulive + Lettuce)
10/28 - Burlington, VT Higher Ground *Royal Family Ball (Soulive + Lettuce)
10/29 - Burlington, VT Higher Ground *Royal Family Ball (Soulive + Lettuce)
10/30 - Albany, NY Massry Center for the Arts College of Saint Rose (Soulive)
11/3 - Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater *Royal Family Ball (Soulive + Lettuce)
11/4 - Falls Church, VA State Theatre *Royal Family Ball (Soulive + Lettuce)
11/5 - Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts *Royal Family Ball (Soulive + Lettuce)
11/11 - Live Oak, FL Bear Creek Music Festival (Soulive + Lettuce)
1/1/12 - Lake County, FL Bond-Fire Arts & Music Festival (Soulive)
1/9/12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL Jam Cruise 10 (Soulive)