Trombone Shorty announces Tank and the Bangas as opening act for Treme Threauxdown

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Sunday, March 20, 2022

Trombone Shorty has announced Tank and the Bangas as the opening act for his Saturday, April 30 Treme Threauxdown headlining performance at The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans during the first weekend of the Jazz and Heritage Festival, making it his sixth time hosting this event at the historic Saenger venue. This show is just one day after his first album in five years is released. Lifted is out April 29 on Blue Note Records and harnesses the raw power and exhilarating grooves of his legendary live shows, over ten tracks recorded at his own Buckjump Studio with producer Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Andra Day). He recently released the NOLA-inspired music video for “Come Back” and you can listen to the title track here.

Trombone Shorty is kicking off a tremendous spring and summer of touring and appearances. He will have a large presence at the Jazz and Heritage Festival this year: following his April 30 show he will close the festival on May 8 with the hallowed final set that for years was performed by The Neville Brothers and Professor Longhair before that.

Past Threauxdown guests have included Usher, Nick Jonas, Shaggy, CeeLo Green, Andra Day, Leon Bridges, Amos Lee, Wyclef Jean, Chad Smith, Dr John, Allen Touissant, Warren Haynes, and Jon Batiste among others. Special guest Tank and the Bangas are based in New Orleans, and were nominated in the Best New Artist category for the 2020 Grammy Awards. They have released two studio albums, Thinktank (2013) and Green Balloon (2019), and their third album Red Balloon will be released on May 13.

Following Jazz Fest, Shorty will bring his once-in-a-lifetime Voodoo Threaxdown tour featuring Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, Cyril Neville the Uptown Ruler and The Soul Rebels across the US. The tour will also feature a tribute to the foundational work of funk pioneers The Meters led by founding bassist George Porter Jr. alongside Dumpstaphunk. The Voodoo Threauxdown tour is a lesson in New Orleans music history, and a vision of where that music is headed in the 21st century. The festival will kick off on June 10 and will move across the US, making stops at NYC’s Central Park Summerstage on June 13, Red Rocks Amphitheater on June 28 and The Hollywood Bowl on August 10.
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2022 Tour dates:

April 23, 2022 - Double Decker Arts Festival in Oxford, MS

April 30, 2022 - Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA

May 8, 2022 - New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans, LA

May 20, 2022 - Academy 2 in Birmingham, UK

May 21, 2022 - SWG3 Studio Warehouse in Glasgow, UK

May 23, 2022 - Roundhouse in London, UK

May 24, 2022 - O2 Ritz Manchester in Manchester, UK

May 26, 2022 - Mojo Club in Hamburg, Germany

May 27, 2022 - 013 Poppodium in Tilburg, The Netherlands

May 28, 2022 - Salle Pleyel in Paris, France

May 30, 2022 - Huxley’s in Berlin, Germany

May 31, 2022 - Muffathalle in Munich, Germany

June 1, 2022 - Ancienne Belgique in Brussels, Belgium

June 3, 2022 - Barcelona Guitar Festival in Barcelona, Spain

June 4, 2022 - Sala But in Madrid, Spain

June 10, 2022 - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton, NH

June 11, 2022 - Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, MA

June 13, 2022 - SummerStage in Central Park in New York, NY

June 14, 2022 - Tuesdays in the Park Concert Series in Lewiston, NY

June 15, 2022 - Massey Hall in Toronto, ON

June 17, 2022 - Bold Point Park in East Providence, RI

June 18, 2022 - Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA

June 19, 2022 - Ting Pavilion in Charlottesville, VA

June 21, 2022 - Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, NC

June 22, 2022 - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park in Atlanta, GA

June 24, 2022 - Venue TBA in Grand Rapids, MI

June 25, 2022 - The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre in Detroit, MI

June 26, 2022 - Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, IL

June 28, 2022 - Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO

June 29, 2022 - Venue TBA in Salt Lake City, UT

July 1, 2022 - KettleHouse Amphitheatre in Bonner, MT

July 2, 2022 - Venue TBA in Seattle, WA

July 3, 2022 - McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater in Troutdale, OR

August 10, 2022 - Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA

August 11, 2022 - Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA

August 12, 2022 - Oxbow River Stage Concert Series in Napa, CA

August 13, 2022 - Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA

August 14, 2022 - The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park in San Diego, CA

November 7, 2022 - Cancun Jazz Festival in Cancun, Mexico