The dynamic instrumental quintet Toubab Krewe are excited to announce the upcoming release of their third studio album, Stylo, and coinciding tour. In February, Toubab Krewe will hit the road after a two year hiatus and return to clubs and stages across North America for a 2018 album release tour. The Stylo 2018 album release tour will make stops in Colorado, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southeast, including three shows supporting Melvin Seals and JGB and Pimps of Joytime. 2018 promises to be a big year for the group with music festival lineup inclusions on Electric Forest and Fractal Beach, with more to be announced soon. A full listing of confirmed tour dates is below, with additional tour date announcements coming soon.
Stylo (pronounced Stee-lo) will be released in follow up to Toubab Krewe’s critically acclaimed sophomore album TK2 (released in 2010). Over the last seven years, the band has developed and evolved their authentic blend of Appalachian and West African music traditions. The result is a jubilant collection of eight-songs steeped in the group’s experimental and genre-bending sounds that have propelled them for more than a decade. The album’s lead single, “That Damn Squash”, draws from influences as diverse as Pakastani film scores, New Orleans funk, and Wassoulou grooves. The track’s dynamic melody ricochets across the strings of electric and acoustic guitars, Casio and Realistic keyboards, while djembe and bass guitar drive the beat. “That Damn Squash”, now available on all major streaming services, is a just taste of what Stylo has to offer. Check it out.
To celebrate the release of their new album, Toubab Krewe are offering an exclusive PledgeMusic campaign that allows fans to pre-order Stylo before it’s released to the public on March 2nd, 2018. The PledgeMusic campaign, which launches today, offers exclusive merchandise with a portion of proceeds benefiting non-profit Seed Programs International.
Enjoy another taste of what’s to come with this announcement video:
For more information, and to pre-order Stylo, visit the website here.
Confirmed Toubab Krewe 2018 Tour Dates:
2/2 – Key Biscayne, FL – Fractal Beach Fest
2/14 – Frisco, CO – Barkley Ballroom
2/15 – Ft Collins, CO – The Aggie ^
2/16 – Denver, CO – Cervantes ^
2/17 – Winter Park, CO – Ullrs Tavern
3/8 – Baltimore MD – 8 x 10
3/9 – Philadelphia, PA – Ardmore Music Hall #
3/10 – Washington DC – Gypsy Sally’s
3/11 – New York, NY – American Beauty
4/11 – Charleston, SC – Pour House
4/12 – Greensboro, NC – The Blind Tiger
4/13 – Raleigh, NC – Pour House Music Hall
4/14 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
4/18 – Nashville, TN – High Watt
4/19 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
4/20 – Asheville, NC – Ellington Underground
4/21 – Asheville, NC – Ellington Underground
6/21 – 24 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival
6/28 – 7/1 – Rothbury, MI – Electric Forest Festival
^ w/ Pimps of Joytime
# w/ Melvin Seals and JGB