Keeping busy as ever, Trombone Shorty has announced another series of appearances for 2024, this time plotting a 6-show string of headlining events with Orleans Avenue across the US. The band will be joined by legendary Outkast member Big Boi for six of these performances, while soulful singer-songwriter Neal Francis will stand in for an appearance in New York. This new run falls between New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and the band’s summer festival appearances, keeping Shorty on the road for a grand total of 28 upcoming dates this year.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s new tour begins with a set at Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C. on June 11. From there, the band will head to the Northeast for engagements in Bridgeport, Conn. and Boston on June 13-14, followed by its performance alongside Neal Francis on June 16 at New York’s The Rooftop at Pier 17. The band will reunite with Big Boi for shows in Huber Heights, Ohio and Cleveland Heights, Ohio on June 18 & 20, before capping off the tour after a stint away with a booking at Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood Bowl on September 4.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue kicked off 2024 with the third “Getting Funky in Havana” festival, a five-day cultural exchange trip to Cuba celebrating the nation’s longstanding musical connection to New Orleans. Then, this past weekend, Shorty staged his customary Shorty Gras celebration during the Krewe de Freret Parade, featuring guest stars Nelly, Dumphstafunk and fellow New Orleans funk outfit the Soul Rebels, with whom Shorty and the band will keep the party roaring with a three-week, 14-date Shorty Gras Tour across North America. Other high-profile bookings this year include Minnesota Yacht Club Festival, Bluesapalooza and the band’s highly-anticipated Treme Threauxdown 8, kicking off its New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival performances on April 17.
Tickets for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue’s summer tour will go on sale Friday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. local time. Visit tromboneshorty.com/tour for tickets and more information.
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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with Big Boi Tour Dates
June 11 – Koka Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, N.C.
June 13 – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater – Bridgeport, Conn
June 14 – Leader Bank Pavilion – Boston
June 16 – The Rooftop at Pier 17 – New York^
June 18 – Rose Music Center at The Heights – Huber Heights, Ohio
June 20 – Cain Park Evans Amphitheater – Cleveland Heights, Ohio
September 4 – Hollywood Bowl –Los Angeles
^ w/ Neal Francis, w/o Big Boi