As another exciting year winds down, Brooklyn’s Turkuaz is thrilled to share their first batch of tour dates for 2017. The four week run will begin in the Southwest, anchored by McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, AZ where they will share the bill with Flume, The Shins, Chromeo, and more. Following a trek through Colorado’s Rocky Mountain ski areas, the tour will land in Columbus, OH for two nights as part of Woodland's Tavern St. Fatty's Daze, before making way east to conclude in Stroudsburg, PA at Sherman Theater.
The multifaceted “Powerfunk” outfit is currently winding down a three month tour with Britain's The New Mastersounds. The extensive jaunt has taken the band coast to coast stepping into and filling prestigious rooms including The Ogden Theater in Denver, Terminal 5 in New York City, 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, Theatre Of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and The Fillmore in San Francisco. The benchmark Bay Area play was highlighted by a special guest appearance from The Talking Heads Jerry Harrison. The renowned keyboard player sat in on Turkuaz’s rendition of “Take Me To the River”.
In addition to the newly announced Winter dates, the band will begin 2017 on Jam Cruise, joining the likes of The Meters, Moe, Griz, and many more. Aboard the ship, the group will be playing during the ship’s send off and host a curated late night Jazz Jam.
Turkuaz is a throng of nine diverse musicians whose sum of all parts take on the classic funk sound has yielded a powerful modern voice that tactfully balances their naturally raw, aggressive nature with the polished Pop sensibilities of R&B Soul.
Described as the lovechild of Sly & the Family Stone and The Talking Heads with Uncles Prince, Morris Day, and George Clinton popping in throughout their upbringing, Turkuaz’s live shows have developed into high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing spectacled filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that have a penchant for those bearing witness to be plea for more.
Turkuaz 2017 Tour Dates
01/20 Miami, FL: Jam Cruise
03/02 Salt Lake City, UT: The State Room
03/03 Las Vegas, NV: Beauty Bar
03/04 Phoenix, AZ: McDowell Mountain Music Festival
03/06 Steamboat Springs, CO: Schmiggity's
03/07 Frisco, CO: Barkley Ballroom
03/09 Durango, CO: Animas City Theatre
03/10 Telluride, CO: Sheridan Opera House
03/11 Santa Fe, NM: Skylight
03/12 Taos, NM: Taos Mesa Brewing
03/15 Davenport, IA: Redstone Room
03/16 Urbana, IL: Canopy Club
03/17 Columbus, OH: Woodland's Tavern St. Fatty's Daze
03/18 Columbus, OH: Woodland's Tavern St. Fatty's Daze
03/19 Kalamazoo, MI: Bell's Brewery
03/21 Morgantown, WV: Mainstage
03/23 Ithaca, NY: The Haunt
03/24 Lancaster, PA: Chameleon Club
03/25 Stroudsburg, PA: Sherman Theater
04/09 Austin, TX: Euphoria Festival
04/21 Live Oak, FL: Wanee Festival
04/28 New Orleans, LA: Civic Theatre w/ Moe
04/29 New Orleans, LA: Civic Theatre w/ Moe