Toubab Krewe 4 Night New Year's Run

photos by Amanda Bell- for the Grateful Web

Toubab Krewe will celebrate New Year's Eve '07 with four special performances: December 27 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, December 28 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, and December 30-31 at the Orange Peel in their hometown of Asheville, NC.

The run closes out an amazing year for the band, which has been credited with "setting a new standard for fusions of of rock 'n' roll and West African music" (Afropop Worlwide). They kicked off 2007 in Essakane, Mali, where they played the legendary Festival of the Desert, known as the most remote festival in the world. Extensive tours of the U.S. followed, with the band playing over 100 shows, including sets at premiere festivals such as Langerado, SxSW, Wakarusa, High Sierra, 10,000 Lakes,  Echo Project, Wall to Wall Guitar, and the Voodoo Music Experience. Along the way they played with luminaries such as John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Mike Gordon
(Phish), Lamine Soumano and Tinariwen.

The band is currently working on their sophomore album with Grammy winning producer Steven Heller, which is slated for release in March 2008. They launch into the new year with performances at Jamcruise, setting sail from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Roatan, Hunduras and Cozumel, Mexico on January 4. A national winter tour will follow, with dates TBA.

New Year's tour dates:

12.27 | New York, NY |  Bowery Ballroom (co-bill with Golem)
12.31 | Philadelphia, PA | World Cafe Live (co-bill with Golem)

12.31 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel w/ special guests The Lee Boys
12.31 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel w/ special guests Snake Oil Medicine Show

  • Latest
  • Popular
  • Tags
  • Comments
The excitement from the kick-off to Electric Forest 2016 con...
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 12:09
The 6th annual Electric Forest (EF) kicked off Thursday, Jun...
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 11:54
In anticipation of their new studio album, Totem, The Motet ...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 12:59
Following this past May's release of Electronica Vol 2: The...
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 11:46
Legend Valley is only 50 miles from home,I'm gonna have to catch the Jubilee one of t...
2 years 5 days ago
For more about Thomas Merton check out this site written by one of his studens:   mer...
2 years 1 month ago
Diana Krall concert is coming soon in Valley Performing Arts Center,North ridge on Ap...
2 years 3 months ago
The Revivalists are incredible live! Make sure you check out their new album! http://...
2 years 3 months ago