[UPDATE 4/6/23]: Due to unforeseen circumstances affecting GZA’s availability, The Soul Rebels’ 4/28 evening show at Toulouse Theatre has been canceled. Ticket-holders will be contacted directly via email regarding refunds. 

While the Toulouse Theatre show has been canceled, The Soul Rebels will now perform on April 28th as support for Black Star at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. For information on the new show, head here. For a complete list of Live For Live Music‘s Fest by Nite concerts and events in New Orleans during Jazz Fest, head here.

The Soul Rebels will link up with legendary rapper GZA of Wu-Tang Clan at New Orleans, LA’s Toulouse Theatre on Friday, April 28th for a brass-backed blast of hip-hop havoc. The 9:00 p.m. performance will come just hours after The Soul Rebels perform with the full Wu-Tang Clan at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Tickets are on sale now.

Known for synthesizing elements of hip-hop, funk, and pop music with their NOLA jazz roots, The Soul Rebels have famously performed shows backing a range of lauded rappers including DMXTalib KweliRakimSlick Rick, Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan), Styles P (The Lox), Black Thought (The Roots), and many more.

While Wu-Tang Clan + The Soul Rebels’ performance on the Jazz Fest fairgrounds will mark the debut of that particular combo, Wu-Tang rapper GZA has served up various performances with the eight-piece brass ensemble over the years. In addition to his iconic work with Wu-Tang, the GZA has recorded a number of celebrated solo LPs. His seminal debut LP, 1995’s Liquid Swords, is widely considered to be among the greatest hip-hop albums of all time, earning GZA acclaim for his complex lyricism and weighty, cinematic Samurai imagery.

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Tickets for The Soul Rebels with special guest GZA at Toulouse Theatre on Friday, April 28th during Jazz Fest are on sale now. Scroll down for full show details. For a taste of what’s to come at the Toulouse Theatre on Friday, April 28th, revisit The Soul Rebels and GZA’s Tiny Desk Concert from 2018 below.

GZA & The Soul Rebels – NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert – Full Video

The Soul Rebels with special guest GZA is the first of many shows to be announced as part of Live For Live Music’s 2023 Fest by Nite series. Follow L4LM on social media to stay on top of the coming wave of announcements as Jazz Fest approaches. Head here for an updating list of announcements.


Show: Live For Live Music, GMP Live & Toulouse Theatre Present: The Soul Rebels with special guest GZA

Date: Friday, April 28th, 2023

Venue: Toulouse Theatre – 615 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Time: Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM

Tickets: $35–$40