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Trombone Shorty Parking Lot Symphony


Trombone Shorty has announced an April 28 release date for Parking Lot Symphony, his debut album for Blue Note Records. The album pre-order launched today along with the irrepressible first single “Here Come The Girls,” which is available now to download or stream. The album is a 12-track tour de force produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Andra Day) featuring 10 new original songs along with covers of Allen Toussaint (“Here Come The Girls”) and The Meters (“It Ain’t No Use”). True to its title, the album contains multitudes of sound—from brass band blare and deep-groove funk to bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swagger—and plenty of emotion all anchored, of course, by stellar playing and the idea that, even in the toughest of times, as he says, “Music brings unity.”

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have also announced new tour dates including album release shows at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on April 24, and their annual Treme Threauxdown at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on April 29 that will feature special guests including Andra Day and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The band is currently out on an extensive tour opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers including sold-out shows at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 7, 8 and 10. Trombone Shorty will also perform at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where he has inherited the festival’s prestigious closing set in the legacy of great New Orleans artists like the Neville Brothers and Professor Longhair. A summer co-headline tour with St. Paul & The Broken Bones will include a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August. 30.

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – 2017 Tour Dates:

June 2 – Dominion Arts Center – Richmond, VA
June 3 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
June 4 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre – Wilmington, NC
June 6 – Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
June 9 – Ocean City Music Pier – Ocean City, NJ
June 10 – Boarding House Park – Lowell, MA
June 11 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
June 15 – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
June 16 – Westbury Theater – Westbury, NY
June 17 – Aura – Portland, ME
July 2 – ESSENCE Festival – New Orleans, LA
August 4 – Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI
August 14 – Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
August 16 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
August 19 – Edgefield – Troutdale, OR **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 20 – Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, WA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 22 – Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 24 – Green Music Center – Rohnert Park, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 25 – Avila Beach Amphitheater – Avila Beach, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 26 – The Chelsea – Las Vegas, NV **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 27 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 30 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**

The track listing for Parking Lot Symphony is as follows:

Laveau Dirge No. 1
It Ain’t No Use
Parking Lot Symphony
Dirty Water
Here Come The Girls
Tripped Out Slim
No Good Time
Where It At?
Like A Dog
Laveau Dirge Finale

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Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. NPR hailed him as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation,” and New York Magazine wrote that “Trombone Shorty takes in a century-plus worth of sounds—ragtime and jazz and gospel and soul and R&B and hip-hop—and attacks everything he plays with festive fervor.”

A 2011 GRAMMY Award nominee for his album Backatown (Verve), Andrews’ virtuosity and high-energy live shows have drawn unanimous raves worldwide with Rolling Stone calling him a “must-see act.” He was named to Forbes' “30 Under 30” Class of 2016 for Music along with Selena Gomez, The Weeknd and Jon Batiste. His illustrated autobiography for young readers, Trombone Shorty, was named a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association. Andrews made his feature film debut in 2015—using his trombone to voice the iconic sound of the adult characters in the animated box office smash The Peanuts Movie.

Andrews is passing down his musical knowledge and keeping the New Orleans brass band tradition alive through his own Trombone Shorty Foundation and Music Academy, and since 2014 has worked as a “Turnaround Artist'” with the Turnaround Arts Initiative, a program that helps low-performing schools improve through intensive arts programs.

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