This fall we're getting New Orleans funk, soul and bounce all wrapped in a perfect bow in the form of a tour. Five-piece band Tank and The Bangas and bounce rapper Big Freedia — along with special guest Naughty Professor — will co-headline North American tour dates this fall. The Head Banga Tour will include stops in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, Portland and more, kicking things off in October in Washington, DC and wrapping it all up in Los Angeles in November.
Tank and The Bangas are on a winning streak and still show no signs of slowing down after recently inking a new label deal with Verve Forecast, and the release of their latest upbeat single "Smoke.Netflix.Chill." Big Freedia was recently featured on Drake's single "Nice for What" and in his New Orleans-set "In My Feelings" video. With high-profile features, including a recent collaboration with Lizzo, Big Freedia also released her latest EP Third Ward Bounce in June.
Lucky for all of us, we can catch both New Orleans successes on The Head Banga Tour in just a few months. Tickets are on sale now on the Tank and The Bangas website, where you can also find more stand-alone dates from the group. If you're a part of Bangaville and you're ready to get your twerking life with Big Freedia this fall, scroll on down to see when both acts will be in a city near you.
The Head Banga Tour:
October 18—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
October 19—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
October 20—Philadelphia, PA—Theatre of Living Arts*
October 21—New York, NY—Brooklyn Steel*
October 23—Boston, MA—Royale*
October 25—Toronto, Canada—Danforth Music Hall*
October 26—Chicago, IL—Concord Music Hall*
October 28—Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue*
October 30—Maquoketa, IA—Codfish Hollow Barnstormers*
October 31—Kansas City, MO—The Truman*
November 2—Denver, CO—Ogden Theatre*
November 3—Salt Lake City, UT—The Depot*
November 5—Vancouver, Canada—Commodore Ballroom*
November 6—Seattle, WA—Neptune*
November 7—Portland, OR—Roseland Theater*
November 9—Berkeley, CA—The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall*
November 10—Los Angeles, CA—Regent Theater DTLA
*w/ Big Freedia and Naughty Professor