To welcome in 2019, the Brooklyn-based technicolor funk gurus of Turkuaz will take over Worcester, Massachusetts’ recently renovated music venue, The Palladium, for their annual New Year’s Eve celebration, The Ball Drop. Returning to the landmark Worcester venue for the first time since the group’s 2015 NYE performance with Dopapod and Kung Fu, 2018’s Ball Drop will find Turkuaz supported by brass-house trio Too Many Zooz and gritty rock-crossover duo Paris Monster.

Turkuaz has had an impressive 2018 and shows no signs of slowing down in the new year. The fan-favorite nine-piece released a brand-new album in the fall, Life In The City, marking the group’s fifth studio album to date. In addition to the nine-song album, which was produced by Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison, the band also recorded its first-ever live concert film during a standout performance at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania’s Sherman Theater at the beginning of September. With these milestones under their belt in addition to completing an extensive fall and winter tour, Turkuaz’s upcoming New Year’s Eve bash is looking to be nothing short of spectacular.

Turkuaz – “Life In The City”

[Video: Turkuaz]

For those looking to ball out at The Ball Drop, Turkuaz is offering a number of “Lookin’ Tough, Feelin’ Good” VIP Upgrade options for their upcoming show at The Palladium. Those who purchase the band’s NYE VIP package will receive commemorative VIP laminates, limited-edition silkscreen event posters, a premium champagne toast, and hours d’ourves, as well as access to a preferred VIP viewing area, an exclusive VIP soundcheck, and a special meet & greet with the band.


Turkuaz and Live For Live Music have teamed up to give one lucky fan the ultimate experience with The Ball Drop Super VIP Giveaway! Between now and December 24th at 11:59 pm ET, buy your tickets and forward your ticket confirmation email to On Christmas Day, one winner will be picked to not only win a “Lookin’ Tough, Feelin’ Good” VIP upgrade for them and a friend, but also a hotel room at the Holiday Inn Express and dinner for two at Armsby Abbey, both across the street from The Palladium! Already bought your tickets? Great! Send your confirmation email to to be entered. Good luck!

To purchase tickets to Turkuaz’s upcoming New Year’s Eve throwdown with Too Many Zooz and Paris Monster, head here. To learn more or to purchase a “Looking’ Tough, Feelin’ Good” VIP upgrade, head here. You can also find out more about Turkuaz as well as check out their recently announced early-2019 tour dates on the band’s website here.