Press Release: November 17, 2011
TROMBONE SHORTY "ONE OF THE MOST ENGAGING ENTERTAINERS ON EARTH" (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS) - WRAPS UP WHIRLWIND 2011 WITH NEW TOUR DATES AND NEW YEAR'S EVE BLOWOUT IN SF
HEAR TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE PLAY WNYC'S SOUNDCHECK:
With new album 'For True' now in its sixth week atop the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Charts, Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews & Orleans Avenue will make a two-week trek through Europe before returning home for shows at New Orleans' House of Blues, then ending this year at SF's Fillmore for two nights, Dec 30 and 31.
Recent North American headline tour highlights include selling out Chicago's Park West weeks in advance for the band's debut at the venue, two consecutive sold out in advance nights at Washington DC's 9:30 Club, a full house for the band's first headline appearance at New York's Terminal 5 and a sold out headlining debut at Toronto's Opera House. These cap a year of touring to 16 countries on 4 continents.
'For True' has garnered praise from Rolling Stone, EW, NPR, CNN, Conan, Fallon, Ferguson and more. Trombone Shorty can currently be seen on the cover of DownBeat Magazine and will be on the cover of Jazziz Magazine later this year. Earlier this week he performed on WNYC's Soundcheck, listen to the show here: http://bit.ly/uq48P4
Recent praise for Trombone Shorty:
"New Orleans' brightest new star in a generation." - NPR, Talk of the Nation
"When the horns blow, it's all you need to know." - Rolling Stone, Will Hermes
"They set a blistering pace on this guest laden follow-up to last year's Grammy nominated Backatown." - USA Today, Steve Jones' 4-star review of 'For True'
"Brass band, funk, rock and even some gospel-drenched soul music... in many ways, he is a genre unto himself." Billboard
"Apologies to whatever act has to follow him" - San Jose Mercury News
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue December US Tour Dates:
12/23 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues (Benefit)
12/24 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
12/27 - Aspen, CO @ Wheeler Opera House
12/28 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
12/29 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
12/30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
12/31 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore