Photo by Velton Hayworth
GREEN BALLOON OUT NOW TO CRITICAL PRAISE
CONFIRMED 2020 TOUR DATES SUPPORTING
Breakout New Orleans-based band Tank and The Bangas are nominated for “Best New Artist” at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Of the nomination the band says, “This moment is for every open mic, garage band and underground movement that ever took place. We’re reminded by this nomination that anything is possible. Tank and The Bangas are possible.”
The nomination follows the release of the band’s acclaimed album Green Balloon, which is out now on Verve Forecast.
Additionally, the group continues to take their lauded live show on the road next year confirming an extensive run of dates supporting The Revivalists. The shows include stops at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, D.C.’s The Anthem, Detroit’s Fillmore, Chicago’s Argon Ballroom and more. Tickets are available now at tankandthebangas.com. See below for complete tour dates.
Tank and the Bangas unanimously won NPR’s Tiny Desk contest with “Quick,” a riotous single they released in 2017, about which Bob Boilen proclaimed, “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.”
Since 2017, the band has toured non-stop selling out venues both stateside and abroad including festival appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival and more. The band was included on Rolling Stone’s list of the “10 Artists You Need To Know,” who called them, “A secular church experience, with freewheeling improvisational chops and positive vibes” while lead singer and frontwoman Tarriona “Tank” Ball was featured in the September 2019 issue of Vogue and the November 2019 issue of Essence.
Tank and The Bangas are Ball, Norman Spence (bass), Joshua Johnson (drums) and Albert Allenback (alto saxophone, flute).
TANK AND THE BANGAS LIVE
November 30, 2019—New Orleans, LA—Tipitinas
December 6, 2019—New York, NY—Carnegie Hall*
January 7-11, 2020—Miami, FL—Jam Cruise
February 28. 2020—Mashantucket, CT—Foxwoods Casino†
February 29, 2020—Washington, DC—The Anthem†
March 3, 2020—Toronto, ON—Phoenix†
March 4, 2020—Harrisburg, PA—Whitacker Center†
March 6, 2020—Detroit, MI—Fillmore†
March 7, 2020—Columbus, OH—Newport Muisc Hall†
March 10, 2020—St. Louis, MO—Pageant†
March 11, 2020—Madison, WI—Sylvee†
March 13, 2020—Minneapolis, MN—Fillmore†
March 14, 2020—Chicago, IL—Argon Ballroom†
March 18, 2020—Norfolk, VA—Norva†
March 20, 2020—Bensalem, PA—Xcite Center at Parx Casino†
March 21, 2020—New York, NY—Radio City Music Hall†
June 25, 2020—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Bowl
June 26, 2020—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Bowl
*w/ Terence Blanchard featuring The E-Collective, Jon Batiste, Vieux Farka Touré, Joshuah Campbell, Quiana Lynell, Rebecca Arends and Sheila R. Carpenter
†w/ The Revivalists