“There’s no record quite like Green Balloon, and no band quite
like Tank and The Bangas.”—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.”—TIME

Breakout New Orleans-based five-piece Tank and The Bangas’ video for their song, “Forgetfulness,” debuts today. The song appears on the band’s acclaimed new album Green Balloon, which is out now on Verve Forecast. Green Balloon represents a musical evolution for the group who called upon producers Jack Splash, Mark Batson, Zaytoven, Louie Lastic andRobert Glasper to help capture their vision. Watch/share the video here: https://TankAndTheBangas.lnk.to/Forgetfulness

Fresh off a performance at Afropunk Brooklyn, the band continues to take their lauded live show on the road this fall including stops at New York’s Apollo Theater, Los Angeles’ The Fonda Theatre, Chicago’s Metro, Boston’s Royale and more. Tickets are available now attankandthebangas.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. Last year, they were 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” and were featured in the August print issue of Vanity Fair. Most recently, the band’s lead singer and frontwomen Tarriona “Tank” Ball was included in the September issue of Vogue, which brought together a collective of individuals that represented the new Black Renaissance. 

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


September 13—Birmingham, AL—Emerge Fest
September 19—Houston, TX—White Oak Music Hall
September 20—Austin, TX—Emo’s East
September 21—Dallas, TX—Trees
September 22—Little Rock, AR—Revolution Music Room
September 25—Santa Fe, NM—Meow Wolf
September 26—Phoenix, AZ—The Van Buren
September 28—Monterey, CA—Monterey Jazz Festival
September 29—Crystal Bay, NV—Crystal Bay Club
October 1—San Diego, CA—Music Box
October 3—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre
October 4—San Francisco, CA—Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
October 4—Santa Barbara, CA—SOhO
October 7—Seattle, WA—Neptune Theatre
October 8—Portland, OR—Crystal Ballroom
October 9—Boise, ID—Knitting Factory
October 11—Englewood, CO—Gothic Theatre
October 12—Boulder, CO—Fox Theatre
October 14—Kansas City, MO—The Truman
October 15—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
October 16—Chicago, IL—Metro
October 18—Baltimore, MD—Rams Head Live!
October 19—New York, NY—Apollo Theater
October 20—Boston, MA—Royale
October 22—Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts
October 24—Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Bowl
October 25—Washington, DC—Library of Congress
November 30—New Orleans, LA—Tipitina’s




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