Toubab Krewe Fall Tour/Album


Toubab w/ Gellert & John Paul Jones
Toubab Krewe kicked off an extensive fall tour this week as they prepare to release their sophomore album, Live at the Orange Peel. The new album captures their outstanding 2008 New Year's run at the Orange Peel in their hometown of Asheville, NC.

"We've been developing our material live, as we tour, so recording our second album on stage was a natural way for us to capture our creative energy," says guitarist Drew Heller. "Live performance allows unexpected moments to occur - audience and band energies interact in ways that can't be foreseen or simulated in a studio."

All of the songs are previously unreleased and continue to blend American rock 'n' roll with the West African musical traditions the band fell in love with on their travels to Mali, Guinea and Ivory Coast. Along the way, they explore the worlds of surf and zydeco, fusing it all together into what the Village Voice describes as "a futuristic, psychedelic, neo-griot frenzy" and Honest Tune hails as "one of the most innovative voices in music today."

The new release features collaborations with legendary spoken word artist Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets and fiddler Rayna Gellert of Uncle Earl. It was produced by Grammy winning producer Steven Heller, who also produced the band's debut CD. Details on the album's release date and additional tour dates to be announced soon.

Tour Dates
Sept. 13 | Tampa, FL | Tampa Cuban Club (WMNF Birthday Party)
Sept. 14 | Gainesville, FL | Real Big Deal (Alachua County Fairgrounds)
Sept. 17 | Carrboro, NC | Cat's Cradle
Sept. 18 | Boone, NC | Legends at Appalachian State
Sept. 19 | Greenville, SC | Handlebar
Sept. 20 | Savannah, GA | Live Wire Music Hall
Sept. 25 | Falls Church, VA | State Theatre
Sept. 26 | Pittsburgh, PA | Club Café
Sept. 27 | Cleveland, OH | Beachland Ballroom
Sept. 28 | Toronto, ON | Small World Music Festival (Revival Bar)
Sept. 30 | Ithaca, NY | Castaways
October 1 | Northampton, MA | Iron Horse Music Hall
October 2 | Burlington, VT | Higher Ground
October 3 | Narragansett, RI | Wheel House
October 4 | Philadelphia, PA | North Star Bar
October 5 | Baltimore, MD | 8X10
October 7 | Harrisburg, PA | Appalachian Brewing Company
October 9 | New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom
October 10 | Silk Hope, NC | Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival
October 11 | Horse Shoe, NC | Loki Festival at Deerfields
October 14 | Columbus, OH | Scarlet Grey Café
October 15 | Ann Arbor, MI | Ark
October 16 | Chicago, IL | House of Blues
October 18 | Minneapolis, MN | Cabooze
October 21 | Bozeman, MT | Zebra Cocktail Lounge
October 23 | Seattle, WA | Tractor Tavern
October 24 | Eugene, OR | W.O.W. Hall
October 25 | Portland, OR | Doug Fir Lounge
October 28 | Arcata, CA | Humboldt Brewery
October 31 | San Francisco, CA | Independent
November 1 | Petaluma, CA | Mystic Theater
November 2 | Santa Cruz, CA | Moe's Alley
November 6 | Los Angeles, CA | The Mint
November 8 | Tucson, AZ | Fox Tucson Theatre
November 11 | Santa Fe, NM | College of Santa Fe
November 13 | Boulder, CO | B Side Lounge
November 14 | Fort Collins, CO | Aggie Theatre
November 15 | Denver, CO | Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
November 19 | Dallas, TX | Granada Theater
November 21 | Austin, TX | Stubbs Bar-B-Q
November 22 | New Orleans, LA | Tipitina's (With Hot 8 Brass Band)
December 3 | Charleston, SC | Music Farm

[Published on: 9/13/08]

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George W. Bush II starstarstarstarstar Sat 9/13/2008 07:10AM
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George W. Bush II

I've been waiting for this album for about 2 years now and I cant wait to hear the finished product. If these guys come to your neck of the woods, do your self a favor and dont miss them.

johnnygoff starstarstarstarstar Sat 9/13/2008 07:33AM
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the last time (last fall) these cats were in Ithaca, the place was a mob-scene. Not a place to move. And this is a town that had only 20 people there for Benevento/Russo Duo. ITHACA LOVES 'THE KREWE. Everywhere else in the U.S. must be the same way. CANNOT WAIT FOR 9/30 @ CASTAWAYS IN I-TOWN.

phunkle starstarstarstarstar Sat 9/13/2008 07:43AM
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These guys truly are amazing. I've had the fortune of seeing them a couple of times and both blew me away. I've been waiting for this album for quite awhile myself. Can't wait to hear it, and see them again. Don't miss Toubab when they come your way!

KissTheSnake starstarstarstar Sat 9/13/2008 08:00AM
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Hell Yeah, I was suppose to go to the OP that year, and end up changing plans. Glad now I can hear what I missed. The Krewe seems to like Greenville, saw them last year at The Handlebar & Bonnaroo 06', both sick ass shows that keep you on your feet the whole time. I got FREE tickets for 9/19 hoot hoot!

redhed starstarstarstarstar Sat 9/13/2008 09:06AM
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I love the Krewe, wish they were coming closer to the bluegrass

HoodooVoodoo Sat 9/13/2008 11:40AM
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Me love you long time

thehurricane23 Sat 9/13/2008 01:16PM
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God, I wish I was still living in the Asheville area. That show at the Handlebar will rock too, I'm jealous...

theRabble Sat 9/13/2008 01:51PM
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come to the canopy club in urbana, il!

DibS starstarstarstarstar Sat 9/13/2008 02:05PM
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YES FINALLY THEYRE COMING! See you in Ann Arbor maybe Chi town

Phishgirl25 Sat 9/13/2008 03:08PM
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Not only are these dudes righteous musicians but they are such cool people. Me and my crew chatted with them at the World Grotto in knoxville and even bought a corona for te bassist dring the set cuz i noticed he ran out and was parched. Love the krewe!

come back to TN!

rainydaywomen420 starstarstarstarstar Sat 9/13/2008 07:30PM
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Fucking awesome news, saw the krewe at 10klf a couple summers ago, had no idea who they were and instantly fell in love with the sound, best show the whole fest. Youll see me in both toronto and ithaca, ive been long overdue for some krewe.

moemoe6434 starstarstarstarstar Sun 9/14/2008 12:43PM
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Love these guys, I will be seeing them on this tour!

acomma Sun 9/14/2008 04:15PM
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What a busy band.

King Rhino starstarstarstarstar Sun 9/14/2008 06:05PM
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One of my favorite sets when they played on JamCruise Can't wait to see them in NYC

Lakai starstarstarstarstar Mon 9/15/2008 11:19AM
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NEW ALBUM!?!?!?!??!!! i don't even believe it.

JoeyTheFoot starstarstarstar Tue 9/16/2008 05:27AM
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Hmm New Riders @ Gottrocks on Thurs or Toubab Krewe on Friday....Tough decision....choices choices...

MissPhatBooty starstarstarstarstar Sun 9/21/2008 10:35AM
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these guys rocked face last night here in savannah!! do not miss these guys! cant wait to see them at the music farm in dec!