On the heels of their successful Christmas Caravan Tour, Platinum-Selling Jazz Rockers Squirrel Nut Zippers (SNZ) have unveiled additional Winter dates that kick off Friday, February 3 in Asheville, NC at the Orange Peel and run through Saturday, February 11, culminating at Skippers in Tampa, FL.
Tickets are on sale now. Visit www.snzippers.com for the most up to date ticketing information.
SNZ, whose previous album titled Beasts Of Burgundy debuted at #4 on the Billboard Jazz Albums Chart, have released eight studio records throughout their career including their pivotal album Hot (1996). Lauded for taking their signature style of anti-establishment sound to commercial radio, Hot was the band’s sophomore album and was certified Platinum in 1997.
SNZ began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, NC, in the mid 1990s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie-cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Mathus, along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips, formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family in the area. It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music, and punk rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience.
Since reactivating in mid-2016, SNZ have been performing to packed houses across the country and around the world. As Mathus has said since the band’s re-launch, “it’s not a reunion, it’s a revival.”
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will join SNZ on two shows: the February 3 Orange Peel show in Asheville, NC and the Broward Center show in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on February 9.
The official dates for the Squirrel Nut Zippers are as follows:
*Friday, February 3 Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Saturday, February 4 Ramkat Winston-Salem, NC
Sunday, February 5 Songbirds Guitar & Pop Culture Museum Chattanooga, TN
Monday, February 6 City Winery Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, February 7 Gaillard Center Charleston, SC
*Thursday, February 9 Broward Center Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Friday, February 10 Prohibition Kitchen St. Augustine, FL
Saturday, February 11 Skippers Tampa, FL
*With the Dirty Dozen Brass Band