Toubab Krewe Co-Headlining Tour with John Brown’s Body

On March 11th, progressive reggae band John Brown's Body and West African-influenced quintet Toubab Krewe kick off a 13-city co-headlining U.S. tour. The tour begins in Brooklyn, NY, and ends in Solana Beach, CA. 
 
Each group has achieved mainstream success by performing their own forward-thinking approach to traditional roots styles, John Brown's Body with reggae and Toubab Krewe with West African music.
 
In recent years both groups' music has spread like a grassroots wildfire to the farthest corners of the world. While Toubab Krewe performed in Mali and Portugal, John Brown's Body completed first-ever tours of New Zealand and the UK in late 2009.
 
This month, the musicians were re-introduced aboard Jam Cruise — the celebrated, floating music festival in the Caribbean. Returning from stops in Jamaica and Grand Cayman Island, the bands met up during an all-artist basketball tournament (neither advanced past the first round). Despite a disappointing showing on the court, they spent the night catching up and watching each other perform as the ship sailed out to sea.
 
The upcoming tour will build on the friendly vibe forged in far away places, where the bands found common ground.

John Brown's Body & Toubab Krewe Co-Headlining U.S. Tour Dates:

March 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 12 – Ithaca, NY – Castaways
April 03 – Chicago, IL – Double Door
April 04 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
April 05 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
April 08 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
April 09 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
April 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
April 16 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
April 17 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
April 19 – San Francisco, CA – Independent
April 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre
April 21 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern

Complete Toubab Krewe Tour Dates (*Indicates co-bill with JBB):
 
February 4 – Boone, NC – Legends at Appalachian State
February 5 – Carrboro, NC – Cat's Cradle
February 6 – Charleston, SC – Pour House
February 12 – Richmond, VA – The National
February 13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
February 18 – Knoxville, TN – Cider House
February 19 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
February 20 – Nashville, TN – Exit In
February 25 – Greenville, SC – Handlebar
February 26 – Wilmington, NC – Soapbox
February 27 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
*March 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
*March 12 – Ithaca, NY – Castaways
March 13 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
March 16 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
March 17 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
March 18 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Small's Theatre
March 19 – Harrisburg, PA – Abbey Bar
March 20 – Philadelphia, PA – The Note
March 24 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
March 25 – Allston, MA – Harper’s Ferry
March 26 – New Haven, CT – Toad's Place
March 27 – Providence, RI | Jerky's Live Music Hall
*April 3 – Chicago, IL – Double Door
*April 4 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
*April 5 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
*April 8 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
*April 9 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
*April 12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
*April 16 – Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern
*April 17 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
*April 19 – San Francisco – Independent
*April 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre
*April 21 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
April 27 – Austin, TX – Stubbs

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