Brooklyn beat ensemble, the Pimps of Joytime, have tacked on a string of west-focused dates to their 2016 touring itinerary. Intriguing pairings with Orgone, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and Leftover Salmon highlight the group's two-week run of the west this spring. Tickets go on sale today, Jan. 15 at 12pm PST.
It all kicks off Thursday, Mar. 17 with LA funksters Orgone at Tap It Brewery in San Luis Obispo, CA. The following night, the Pimps team up with New Orleans brass band Big Sam’s Funky Nation in Crystal Bay, NV, before another show with Orgone in Oakland Mar. 19. The group then heads north to headline Oregon dates in Ashland and Bend, before back-to-back nights with Colorado jamgrass act Leftover Salmon Mar. 25 in Boise, ID and Mar. 26 in Park City, UT. The final tour leg returns to California, headlining shows in Santa Cruz and Mill Valley for two nights, before concluding Saturday, Apr. 2 in Santa Barbara.
The Pimps will also hit several Northeast dates next month, with a hometown concert in Brooklyn Feb. 12 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg featuring local soul singer Kendra Morris. The eclectic dance troupe will also headline New England dates in Bridgeport and Cambridge, before joining forces with fellow funk collective Turkuaz Feb. 18 in Ithaca, NY and Feb. 20 in Ardmore, PA.
Touring in support of their new album, Jukestone Paradise, the Pimps of Joytime premiered the music video for Cut Off with Okayplayer back in November, and plan to release visual treatment for their new single, Dance Cardia (ft. Rubblebucket), next month.
Pimps of Joytime Tour Dates (Complete List):
2/12 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg #
2/13 Bridgeport, CT - The Acoustic
2/18 Ithica, NY - The Haunt $
2/19 Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
2/20 Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall $
3/17 San Luis Obispo, CA - Tap It Brewery
3/18 Crystal Bay, NV - Crystal Bay Club Casino +
3/19 Oakland, CA - The New Parish *
3/23 Ashland, OR - Ashland Armory
3/24 Bend, OR - Volcanic Theatre Pub
3/25 Boise, ID - Knitting Factory ^
3/26 Park City, UT - Park City Live ^
3/30 Santa Cruz, CA - Moe’s Alley
3/31 Mill Valley, CA - Sweetwater Music Hall
4/1 Mill Valley, CA - Sweetwater Music Hall
4/2 Santa Barbara, CA - Soho Restaurant and Music Club
5/27 Napa Valley, CA - BottleRock
7/27 Floyd, VA - FloydFest
# w/ Kendra Morris
$ w/ Turkuaz
* w/ Orgone
+ w/ Big Sam’s Funky Nation
^ w/ Leftover Salmon