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Jon Batiste Joins Trombone Shorty For Performance Of Allen Toussaint Classic On Colbert [Watch]

Last night, New Orleans favorites Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue rolled through the historic Ed Sullivan Theater, the current home of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to perform a track from his new release, Parking Lot Symphony. For the musical guest appearance, Trombone Shorty was joined by Jon Batiste, the leader of Colbert’s house band, Stay Human, for a revamped interpretation of classic 1970 Allen Toussaint-penned ode to the fairer sex, “Here Come the Girls,” which is featured on Parking Lot Symphony. You can watch Trombone Shorty perform “Here Come the Girls” with Jon Batiste on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert below, via the show’s YouTube page:

In a recent blurb, The New York Times raved about Trombone Shorty’s rendition of the track (written by Toussaint and originally recorded by Ernie K-Doe), praising the song’s “retro horn-heavy soul in a jovial remake.” Continues the Times, “The drumming invokes marching bands, and the funk takes a decided turn toward New Orleans when the trombone solo arrives.”


The new album marks Trombone Shorty (a.k.a. Troy Andrews)’s first release as a member of the Blue Note Records family. You can catch Trombone Shorty on the road throughout this summer and fall including a performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Jamestown Revival and The Record Company on August 16th, and at the Hollywood Bowl as part of an extended run of co-headlining dates with St. Paul & The Broken Bones on August 30th.

You can see a full list of upcoming Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue dates below. For more information, or to purchase tickets, head to the band’s website.


Upcoming Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Tour Dates:

August 12 – Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival – Burnaby, Canada
August 13 – Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox – Spokane, WA
August 14 – Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
August 16 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
August 17 – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 19 – Edgefield – Troutdale, OR **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 20 – Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, WA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 22 – Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 24 – Green Music Center – Rohnert Park, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 25 – Avila Beach Amphitheater – Avila Beach, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 26 – The Chelsea – Las Vegas, NV **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 27 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 30 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
September 14 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
September 15 – Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
September 16 – Pavilion at the Music Factory – Irving, TX
September 19 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
September 20 – Saenger Theater – Mobile, AL
September 21 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
September 23 – Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival – Franklin, TN
September 24 – Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Louisville, KY
September 26 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
September 28 – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
September 29 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
September 30 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 1 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra, FL
October 10 – Orpheum Theater – Boston, MA
October 11 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
October 13 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
October 14 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
October 20 – Palace Theater – St. Paul, MN
October 21 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
October 23 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
October 24 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
October 26 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
October 27 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN