Toubab Krewe Announce Live at the Orange Peel, Fall Tour

Toubab Krewe kicks off an extensive fall tour this week as they prepare to release their sophomore album, Live at the Orange Peel.  The new album captures their outstanding 2008 New Year’s run at the Orange Peel in their hometown of Asheville, NC.

"We’ve been developing our material live, as we tour, so recording our second album on stage was a natural way for us to capture our creative energy," says guitarist Drew Heller. "Live performance allows unexpected moments to occur — audience and band energies interact in ways that can’t be foreseen or simulated in a studio."

All of the songs are previously unreleased and continue to blend American rock ‘n’ roll with the West African musical traditions the band fell in love with on their travels to Mali, Guinea and Ivory Coast. Along the way, they explore the worlds of surf and zydeco, fusing it all together into what the Village Voice describes as "a futuristic, psychedelic, neo-griot frenzy" and Honest Tune hails as "one of the most innovative voices in music today."

The new release features collaborations with legendary spoken word artist Umar Bin Hassan of The Last Poets and fiddler Rayna Gellert of Uncle Earl. It was produced by Grammy winning producer Steven Heller, who also produced the band’s debut CD.

Details on the album’s release date and additional tour dates to be announced soon.

Tour Dates

Sept. 12 | Atlanta, GA | Smiths Olde Bar

Sept. 13 | Tampa, FL | Tampa Cuban Club (WMNF Birthday Party)

Sept. 14 | Gainesville, FL | Real Big Deal (Alachua County Fairgrounds)

Sept. 17 | Carrboro, NC | Cat’s Cradle

Sept. 18 | Boone, NC | Legends at Appalachian State

Sept. 19 | Greenville, SC | Handlebar

Sept. 20 | Savannah, GA | Live Wire Music Hall

Sept. 25 | Falls Church, VA | State Theatre

Sept. 26 | Pittsburgh, PA | Club Café

Sept. 27 | Cleveland, OH | Beachland Ballroom

Sept. 28 | Toronto, ON | Small World Music Festival (Revival Bar)

Sept. 30 | Ithaca, NY | Castaways

October 1 | Northampton, MA | Iron Horse Music Hall

October 2 | Burlington, VT | Higher Ground

October 3 | Narragansett, RI | Wheel House

October 4 | Philadelphia, PA | North Star Bar

October 5 | Baltimore, MD | 8X10

October 7 | Harrisburg, PA | Appalachian Brewing Company

October 9 | New York, NY | Bowery Ballroom

October 10 | Silk Hope, NC | Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival 

October 11  | Horse Shoe, NC | Loki Festival at Deerfields 

October 14 | Columbus, OH | Scarlet Grey Café

October 15 | Ann Arbor, MI | Ark

October 16 | Chicago, IL | House of Blues 

October 18 | Minneapolis, MN | Cabooze

October 21 | Bozeman, MT | Zebra Cocktail Lounge

October 23 | Seattle, WA | Tractor Tavern

October 24 | Eugene, OR | W.O.W. Hall

October 25 | Portland, OR | Doug Fir Lounge

October 28 | Arcata, CA | Humboldt Brewery

October 31 | San Francisco, CA | Independent

November 1 | Petaluma, CA | Mystic Theater

November 2 | Santa Cruz, CA | Moe’s Alley

November 6 | Los Angeles, CA | The Mint

November 8 | Tucson, AZ | Fox Tucson Theatre

November 11 | Santa Fe, NM | College of Santa Fe

November 13 | Boulder, CO | B Side Lounge

November 14 | Fort Collins, CO | Aggie Theatre

November 15 | Denver, CO | Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

November 19 | Dallas, TX | Granada Theater

November 21 | Austin, TX | Stubbs Bar-B-Q

November 22 | New Orleans, LA | Tipitina’s (With Hot 8 Brass Band)

December 3  | Charleston, SC | Music Farm

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