Toubab Krewe Announces Four Night New Year's Run
Toubab Krewe will celebrate New Year's Eve '07 with four special
performances: December 27 at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, December 28 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, and December 30 and 31 at the Orange Peel in their hometown of Asheville, NC.
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The run closes out an amazing year for the band, which has been credited with "setting a new standard for fusions of rock 'n' roll and West African music" (Afropop Worlwide). They kicked off 2007 in Essakane, Mali, where they played the legendary Festival of the Desert, known as the most remote festival in the world. Extensive tours of the U.S. followed, with the band playing over 100 shows, including sets at premiere festivals such as Langerado, SXSW, Wakarusa, High Sierra, 10,000 Lakes, Echo Project, Wall to Wall Guitar, and the Voodoo Music Experience. Along the way they played with luminaries such as John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Mike Gordon (Phish), Lamine Soumano and Tinariwen.
The band is currently working on their sophomore album with Grammy winning producer Steven Heller, which is slated for release in March 2008. They launch into the new year with performances at Jam Cruise, setting sail from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Roatan, Hunduras and Cozumel, Mexico on January 4.
New Year's tour dates:
12.27 | New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom (co-bill with Golem)
12.28 | Philadelphia, PA | World Cafe Live (co-bill with Golem)
12.30 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel w/ special guests The Lee Boys
12.31 | Asheville, NC | Orange Peel w/ special guests Snake Oil Medicine Show
Complete Toubab Krewe tour dates available here.