Tank and the Bangas‘ Red Balloon will take flight this spring as the rising New Orleans R&B outfit takes its Grammy-nominated album on tour. The run of 16 headlining concerts begins on March 9th in Fort Worth, TX.

Tank and the Bangas—comprised of Tarriona “Tank” Ball (lead vocals), Albert Allenback (alto saxophone, flute), Joshua Johnson (drums), and Norman Spence (keys)—will float around the country under Red Balloon, the band’s third studio album. The record fetched a 2023 Grammy nomination for Best Progressive R&B Album and features guest appearances from Big Freedia, Alex Isley, Masego, Lalah Hathaway, Jacob Collier, Questlove, Trombone Shorty, Jamison Ross, The Ton3s, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Wayne Brady.

Traveling from coast to coast, the 2017 breakout Tiny Desk stars will make stops in Los Angeles (3/15), Portland, OR (3/17), Seattle (3/19), Denver (3/22), Asheville, NC (3/29), Huntsville, AL (4/1), and more before wrapping in Memphis, TN (4/2). Following the band’s run of headlining tour dates, Tank and the Bangas will return to their native NOLA and perform at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as well as Daze Between New Orleans on May 2nd between the two weekends of Jazz Fest.

Tickets for Tank and the Bangas’ 2023 spring tour go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. local time via the band’s website. Click below for a full list of tour dates.

In other news from Bangaville, Tank and the Bangas recently added to their growing resume of televised performances with an appearance as part of the Miss Universe pageant. Taped in the Crescent City, the appearance came by way of a performance of standalone 2022 single “Outside”. the group performed their 2022 standalone single “Outside“, released just four months after Red Balloon. Check out footage of the Miss Universe performance below.

Tank and the Bangas Tour Dates
March 9—Fort Worth, TX—Tulips
March 11—Santa Fe, NM—Tumbleroot Distillery
March 12—Phoenix, AZ—The Crescent Ballroom
March 13—Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up
March 15—Los Angeles, CA—Teragram Ballroom
March 17—Portland, OR—Revolution Hall
March 19—Seattle, WA—Neumos
March 21—Salt Lake City, UT—Metro
March 22—Denver, CO—Bluebird Theater
March 25—Fort Collins, CO—Washington’s
March 26—Omaha, NE—The Waiting Room
March 28—Lexington, KY—The Burl
March 29—Asheville, NC—The Grey Eagle
March 31—Knoxville, TN—Big Ears Festival
April 1—Huntsville, AL—The Merry Widow
April 2—Memphis, TN—1884 Lounge
April 28–30—New Orleans, LA—New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 2—New Orleans, LA—Daze Between New Orleans Festival

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