Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint Announce Oh Yeah! Tour

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band + Allen Toussaint Announce
Oh Yeah! National Tour 

Tour Puts Two New Orleans Legends Together on the Road
for the First Time Ever

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band announced today that, for the first time, they will be touring the United States with their long-time friend and fellow New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint.   The band, which bases out of the legendary French Quarter venue Preservation Hall, has performed around the world and toured with a diverse list of artists, from My Morning Jacket to The Blind Boys of Alabama, but, has never before toured America with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted singer, pianist, songwriter, and producer known for penning many New Orleans classics including “Southern Nights” and “Working in a Coal Mine.”

“After all these years of playing together in New Orleans and coming to the same festivals here and there around the world, it is amazing that we never hit the road as a package before” said Preservation Hall band leader Ben Jaffe.  “It was almost as if we’ve always just assumed it had already happened, and then one day it was like ‘Oh yeah, WE need to do this thing’ and the Oh Yeah! Tour was born.”

The Oh Yeah! Tour, which is produced by Columbia Artists Management LLC will be coming to performing arts centers around the country, as well as popular nightclubs like The Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY and the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA.  The tour starts at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts in East Lansing, MI on Oct. 8th and ends on Nov. 29th at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA (see full itinerary below).

Unlike many tour packages, where two artists tour together but perform their own shows, this tour will be a combined show, with lots of interaction between the two legends.  “I’ve been playing with the guys in Preservation Hall around New Orleans since the 1960’s, so I’m really excited to finally get out on the road and perform together with them every night on a tour,” said Mr. Toussaint, “we’re going to have a lot of fun, and so will the audience.”

US Tour Dates
10/8 – East Lansing, MI @ Wharton PAC
10/9 – Traverse City, MI @ City Opera House
10/10 – Detroit, MI @ Music Hall for the Performing Arts
10/11 – Muncie, IN @ Emens Auditorium
10/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club
10/15 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea’s Performing Arts Center
10/16 – Bradford, PA @ Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center
10/17 – Lewisburg, PA @ Weis Center
10/18 – Lansdale, PA @ North Penn High School
10/19 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
10/21 – St. Johnsbury, VT @ Fuller Hall
10/22 – Morristown, NJ @ Mayo Performing Arts Center
10/24 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase – PepsiCo Theatre
10/25 – Hillside, NJ @ Kean University
10/26 – Boston, MA @ Berklee Performance Center
10/28 – Bel Air, MD @ APG Federal Credit Union
10/29 – Richmond, VA @ Modlin PAC
10/30 – Charlottesville, VA @ Paramount Theater
11/1 New York, NY @ Williamsburg Music Hall
11/2 Fairfax, VA @ George Mason University – Concert Hall
11/4 – Roanoke, VA @ Shaftman Performance Hall
11/5 – Newport News, VA
11/6 – Durham, NC @ Duke University – Page Auditorium
11/7 – Atlanta, GA @ Ferst Center for the Arts
11/8 – Oxford, AL @ Oxford Performing Arts Center Hall
11/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Wright Center – Stamford University
11/13 – Tucson, AZ @ University of Arizona – Centennial Hall
11/14 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Piper Theater
11/15 – Irvine, CA @ Irvine Barclay
11/16 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
11/18 – Santa Rosa, CA @ Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
11/19 – Folsom, CA @ Harris Center
11/20 – Livermore, CA @ Bankhead Theater
11/21 – Chico, CA @ Laxson Auditorium
11/22-11/23 – San Francisco, CA @ SF Jazz
11/28-11/29 – Santa Monica, CA @ Broad Stage

Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Website
Allen Toussaint’s Website

For more information on Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Oh Yeah! National tour please 

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