TANK AND THE BANGAS TO PERFORM VIRTUAL CONCERT WITH THE LOUISIANA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA TONIGHT

TARRIONA ‘TANK’ BALL WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE 35TH ANNUAL BROOKLYN TRIBUTE TO MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ON MONDAY

Tonight, “Best New Artist” Grammy-nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas will debut an on-demand virtual concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at 8:30PM EST. Presented with support from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and filmed in New Orleans’ historic Orpheum Theater, the performance will feature renditions of numerous band favorites, including tracks off their acclaimed album, Green Balloon, as well as their latest EP Friend Goals. Fans can watch a sneak peak of the performance HERE and can purchase tickets for the virtual event HERE.

Under the direction of Music Director Carlos Miguel Prieto, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra season features innovative programming and robust educational initiatives. For more information on the LPO please visit LPOmusic.com

In conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, frontwoman Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball will participate in the 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. King on Monday, January 18 at 11AM EST. The event, which is presented virtually by BAM and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, is New York City’s largest public celebration of Dr. King’s legacy. The event will feature a keynote address by Alicia Garza—author of The Purpose of Power, principal at Black Futures Lab and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network—and additional performances by PJ Morton and Sing Harlem! as well as poets Timothy DuWhite and Ashley August. Fans can RSVP to the event HERE.

Additionally, the band’s latest EP Friend Goals, which was released this past November via Verve Forecast, continues to receive critical praise. The new music includes numerous musical contributions from various friends the band has made throughout their career including CHIKA, Duckwrth and PJ Morton as well as a number of New Orleans-based creatives. Listen to/share Friend Goals HERE.

The EP follows the release of the New Orleans-based band’s major label debut, Green Balloon, which arrived in 2019 to widespread critical praise.

Tank and The Bangas are Ball (frontwoman, lead vocals), Allenback (alto saxophone, flute), Joshua Johnson (drums) and Norman Spence (keys).

Overwhelming critical praise for Tank and The Bangas:

2017 Tiny Desk Contest Winners
“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.”—NPR Music

American Way February 2020 Cover Story VIEW HERE

VOGUE September 2019 Issue VIEW HERE

Essence November 2019 “Beauty Musings” Profile VIEW HERE
“The moment you meet Tarriona 'Tank' Ball, it’s abundantly clear that the lead singer of Tank and the Bangas is just as unforgettable as her music. The 31-year-old radiates confidence in her melodic poetry as well as her rich and virtually flawless complexion.”—Essence

“Tank and the Bangas string together grooves from funk, hip-hop, rock and gospel; serious storytelling, self-empowerment exhortations and dance instructions share the band’s exuberant stream of consciousness.”—The New York Times

“10 Artists You Need To Know”
“A secular church experience, with freewheeling improvisational chops and positive vibes.”—Rolling Stone

“There’s no record quite like Green Balloon, and no band quite like Tank and the Bangas…They make music without boundary on instruments ranging from sax, flute, cello, vocal scratches, keyboards, synths, real drums, fake drums, a djembe and, of course, the poetry, philosophy, comedy and voice that is Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball.”—NPR Music

“Bathing theatrical hip-hop, soul, funk, and spoken-word poetry in the lush musicality of its New Orleans home, the band's recent album, Green Balloon, floats on the effervescent energy that captivated the Internet two years ago, and which only increases onstage. There's no leaving a Tank and the Bangas performance in a bad mood.”—The New Yorker

“Lead singer Tank has an elastic, surprising voice that oozes energy, turning simple lyrics into full stories just with a twist of the syllables; perhaps it shouldn’t be so unexpected, given her background as a slam poet.”—TIME

“Ball is as nimble a lyricist as she is a vocalist, with a malleable voice that's powerful in its command. One moment she's unpacking sinewy couplets and rhymes with fury and the next she's wailing like she's at a church revival.”—Los Angeles Times

“The New Orleans collective came off as an unlikely Mothers of Invention-inspired soul revue, with lead singer Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball’s mixture of little-girl and full-gospel vocal inflections putting her in a singular category altogether.”—Variety

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

Or Julia Casey at Verve Forecast / Verve Label Group, 212.331.2078 

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