Trombone Shorty has announced the return of his all-star Voodoo Threauxdown in 2022 for a national tour featuring an incredible mix of beloved New Orleans artists.
In addition to headliner Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, the 2022 Voodoo Threauxdown tour will feature Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia, Cyril Neville the Uptown Ruler, and The Soul Rebels. In addition, the tour will feature a very special tribute to the foundational work of funk pioneers The Meters led by founding bassist George Porter Jr. alongside modern-day torch-bearers Dumpstaphunk.
The 2022 Trombone Shorty Voodoo Threauxdown tour will kick off on June 10th with a run of shows in the Northeast U.S. and Toronto. Later in the month, the Threauxdown will make its way south for shows in Vienna, VA (6/18), Charlottesville, VA (6/19), Cary, NC (6/21), and Atlanta, GA (6/22).
Following a run of concerts in the Midwest, the tour will continue to Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO (6/28) before rounding out the busy month on the road in Salt Lake City, UT (6/29), Bonner, MT (7/1), Seattle, WA (7/2), Troutdale, OR (7/3). A week later, the tour will pick back up for an August run in California featuring stops in Los Angeles (8/10), Saratoga (8/11, 8/12), Santa Barbara (8/13), and San Diego (8/14).
Tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday, December 17th at 10: 00 a.m. local time. For more information and ticketing details, head here.
Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown is a curated mini-festival, a history lesson about New Orleans music, and a vision of where that music is headed in the 21st century all rolled into one.
“I want to share the music and the vibe of my city. Allen Toussaint told me, ‘Learn everything you can, take everything you can from us, but don’t be us,’” says Trombone Shorty, real name Troy Andrews, in a statement. “The responsibility put on me is to move the music forward.”
The artists Andrews has selected for the 2022 Voodoo Threauxdown all echo those sentiments, representing a broad swath of the many musical styles with roots in New Orleans—from jazz to hip-hop to funk to bounce and beyond. “These are people that I grew up listening to, people I came up with, and people who have been inspired by me and my band,” Andrews notes. “It’s the full package and an expression of what is unique and beautiful about New Orleans.”
For more information on the tour, head here.