Trombone Shorty Announces Debut of “Shorty Gras” Tour

by Madonna

The electrifying Trombone Shorty is set to kick off his very first “Shorty Gras” tour on February 16, just three days after Mardi Gras, bringing his high-octane New Orleans party to the east coast for an exhilarating three-week series of performances. Joining him on this musical journey will be another iconic New Orleans act, The Soul Rebels.

Tickets for this thrilling event go on sale to the public this Friday at 10 AM local time, while fans have the opportunity to take advantage of an artist pre-sale from today until Thursday this week.

Since its inception in 2020, Shorty Gras has become a beloved New Orleans tradition. It is celebrated as a featured event during the lead-up to Mardi Gras, as part of the Krewe de Freret Parade (scheduled for February 3, 2024). Trombone Shorty himself leads the parade on his signature float, culminating in the Shorty Gras ball at Mardi Gras World, featuring an impressive lineup of musical guests. Past performers include Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, Flo Rida, Big Freedia, Tank and the Bangas, Rebirth Brass Band, and more. This year, Shorty is taking this distinct New Orleans Mardi Gras celebration on the road for the very first time.

Trombone Shorty will have notched nearly 75 shows by the end of 2023, including a co-headlining tour with Ziggy Marley, Mavis Staples, and Robert Randolph, which graced major venues and amphitheaters over the summer. Notable stops included The Greek in Los Angeles and two consecutive nights at Pier 17 in New York City.

Here are the tour dates for Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue:

Friday, February 16 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Saturday, February 17 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
Monday, February 19 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Ballroom
Tuesday, February 20 – Portland, ME – State Theatre
Thursday, February 22 – Portsmouth, NH – The Music Hall
Friday, February 23 – Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center
Saturday, February 24 – Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
Sunday, February 25 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Center for the Arts – Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre
Tuesday, February 27 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
Wednesday, February 28 – Ithaca, NY – State Theatre
Friday, March 1 – McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theatre
Saturday, March 2 – Charles Town, WV – Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races – The Event Center

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