Turkuaz made the unfortunate announcement on Monday that the band will cancel much of its upcoming fall tour with Thumpasaurus. A scaled-down list of tour dates remains, with 11 shows still on the books for the remainder of 2021 and a few scattered concerts in 2022.
“While the dates we set out on this past August were primed to be an exciting return, we encountered many challenges in touring through these difficult times,” the nine-piece funk outfit wrote in a statement on social media. “Between unforeseen cancelations, health & safety risks, & logistical travel concerns, touring in this ever-changing reality has forced us to take a hard look at our ability to go back out on tour while we’re still facing these same issues and more, including continued public health concerns.”
The band held onto shows in Washington, DC (10/28); New York, NY (10/29, 10/30); a Remain In Light set at Suwanee Hulaween in Live Oak, FL (10/31); Burlington, VT (11/4); Boston, MA (11/5); Portland, ME (11/6); Denver, CO (12/11); a rescheduled show at Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia (12/29); and finally the group’s New Year’s run in Hartford, CT (12/30, 12/31).
Turkuaz is still set to perform at Widespread Panic‘s Panic En La Playa destination event in Riviera Maya, Mexico (1/23/22—1/25/22); two nights in Miami, FL (1/28/22—1/29/22); a Remain In Light set at the Joy Theater in New Orleans, LA during Jazz Fest (4/29/22); and finally a regular set at Tipitina’s in New Orleans the following weekend (5/5/22).
“Touring is our life and performing live for our fans is the best part of our job,” Turkuaz continued. “This makes the realities we’re facing disappointing, but unfortunately necessary. The dates remaining are a result of examining what’s feasible & keeps the many moving pieces in a touring operation of our size safe & secure. To the friends & fans in the cities that we must cancel, please know that we WILL be back! It’s just going to be a bit longer than we’d hoped for.”
Refunds for all tickets will be issued through the point of purchase. Visit the band’s website for tickets and scroll down to see a full list of tour dates.
Turkuaz 2021—2022 Tour Dates
10.28.21 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club*
10.29.21 New York, NY: Webster Hall*
10.30.21 New York, NY: Webster Hall*
10.31.21 Live Oak, FL: Suwanee Hulaween^
11.04.21 Burlington, VT: Higher Ground*
11.05.21 Boston, MA: Big Night Live*
11.06.21 Portland, ME: State Theater*
12.11.21 Denver, CO: Mission Ballroom~
12.29.21 Philadelphia, PA: Brooklyn Bowl
12.30.21 Hartford, CT: Infinity Hall
12.31.21 Hartford, CT: Infinity Hall
01.23-25.22 Riviera Maya, MEX: Panic En La Playa
01.28-29.22 Miami, FL: North Beach Bandshell
04.29.22 New Orleans, LA: Joy Theater^
05.05.22 New Orleans, LA: Tipitina’s
* w/ Thumpasaurus
^ Remain In Light w/ Jerry Harrison & Adrian Belew
~ w/ Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe