TANK AND THE BANGAS CONFIRM ADDITIONAL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

FESTIVAL APPEARANCES INCLUDE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS, PICKATHON AND MORE

VIDEO FOR “QUICK” OUT NOW

WINNERS OF NPR MUSIC’S “TINY DESK CONTEST”

“A New Orleans funk outfit that incorporates 1970’s soul dynamics and 2000’s rapping into an appealingly tactile hybrid.” –The New York Times

“A sense of constant discovery animates their music and drives them to glorious heights of spontaneity.” –NPR Music

Acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas confirm additional headlining North American tour dates in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, D.C. as well as festival appearances at Austin City Limits, Pickathon, Hullabaloo Festival and more. See below for complete tour details.

Most recently, the band released the music video for their song, “Quick.” Watch/share the video here: http://bit.ly/2rfXXek. Additionally, the group will reissue their 2013 debut album, Thinktank, on limited edition colored vinyl. Fans can pre-order the LP here: http://bit.ly/2s2xHUy

The release follows their unanimous win of the 2017 NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Contest.” Of their music, Bob Boilen declared, “This band combines R&B with hip-hop’s poetry and rollercoaster storytelling, with a flair and alchemy that could only come from New Orleans.” Watch their “Tiny Desk” performance and get to know the band better in their NPR “All Things Considered” feature.

Originating in New Orleans, Tank and The Bangas’ performances range from being “one of the most energetic shows you’ll ever see” to “a gospel tent in Mississippi.” Rummaging through their sound like a thrift store hippie, the band provokes musical references of rhythmic soul and spoken word among other genres such as rock, gospel, funk and folk. Combining the various musical techniques among the Bangas—coupled with the instilling play on lyrics from the lead vocalist—Tank and The Bangas have quilted a unique sound that singles them out as one of the most distinctive groups to come out of New Orleans.

The group has graced the cover of one of New Orleans’ OffBeat and won band of the year at the New Orleans Big Easy Awards. Additionally, they have opened for acts such as Lianne La Havas, PJ Morton, Galactic, Big Freedia, The Revivalist, Lyfe Jennings and The Soul Rebels. 

Tank and The Bangas are Tarriona Ball (lead vocals), Merell Burkett (keyboards), Joshua Johnson (drums), Norman Spence (synth keys, bass) and Albert Allenback (alto saxophone, flute).

For more information, please contact Samantha Tillman, Louis D’Adamio or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

TANK AND THE BANGAS LIVE
BOLD—Sold out

September 8 /// Nashville, TN /// Mercy Lounge
September 9 /// Atlanta, GA /// ONE MusicFest
September 10 /// Carrboro, NC /// Cat’s Cradle
September 11 /// Washington, D.C. /// U Street Music Hall
September 14 /// Cambridge, MA /// The Sinclair
September 15 /// New York, NY /// Le Poisson Rouge
September 16 /// Burlington, VT /// Grand Point North Festival
September 17 /// Ottawa, ON /// CityFolk Festival (Landsdowne Park)
September 19 /// Toronto, ON /// Adelaide Hall
September 20 /// Detroit, MI /// El Club
September 21 /// Cincinnati, OH /// The Ballroom at Taft Theater
September 22 /// Columbia, MO /// Rose Music Hall
September 23 /// Kansas City, MO /// recordBar
September 25 /// Denver, CO /// Globe Hall
September 26 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// Urban Lounge
September 29 /// Vancouver, BC /// The Fox Cabaret
September 30 /// Seattle, WA /// The Crocodile
October 1 /// Portland, OR /// Star Theater
October 3 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Chapel
October 4 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Teragram Ballroom
October 6 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Valley Bar
October 8 /// Austin, TX /// Austin City Limits Festival
October 13 /// Austin, TX /// Stubbs Jr.
October 14 /// Dallas, TX /// The Bomb Factory
October 15 /// Austin, TX /// Austin City Limits Festival
October 20 /// Montgomery, AL /// Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
October 26 /// Chattanooga, TN /// Bessie Smith Cultural Center
October 27-28 /// Live Oak, FL /// Spirit of the Swanee Music Park (Hulaween)
November 2 /// Lisbon, Portugal /// MusicBox
November 4 /// The Hague, Netherlands /// Crossing Borders Festival
November 5 /// Eindhoven, Netherlands /// So Whats Next Festival
November 9-10 /// Dublin, Ireland /// The Sugar Club