Trombone Shorty Releases “Dirty Water” New Single from ‘Parking Lot Symphony’ – Out April 28

Trombone Shorty Releases “Dirty Water” New Single From Parking Lot Symphony
Blue Note Debut out April 28
 
Trombone Shorty’s Allen Toussaint Cover “Here Come The Girls” To Be Recast As
“Here Come The Boys” For MLB Network’s Opening Week Coverage
Trombone Shorty has released “Dirty Water,” a new single from Parking Lot Symphony, the forthcoming Blue Note debut by the beloved bandleader, singer, songwriter and horn-blower born Troy Andrews. “It’s a life record about prevailing no matter what type of roadblock is in front of you,” he says. That message is clearest on “Dirty Water,” where over an easy groove, Andrews adopts a soft falsetto to address just about anyone going through it—personal, political, whatever. “There’s a lot of hope turning to doubt / I’ve got something to say to that / You don’t know what you’re talking about / When you believe in love it all works out.”
 
Trombone Shorty will be the featured artist on MLB Network from April 3-10 with “Here Come the Boys,” a reinterpretation of his track “Here Come the Girls” from Parking Lot Symphony, which will be heard exclusively on MLB Network throughout its coverage of Opening Week of the 2017 Major League Baseball season. 
 
Parking Lot Symphony, which will be released on April 28, is a funky 12-track tour de force produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Andra Day) featuring 10 new original songs along with covers of Allen Toussaint (“Here Come The Girls”) and The Meters (“It Ain’t No Use”). True to its title, the album contains multitudes of sound—from brass band blare and deep-groove funk to bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swagger.
 
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have also announced extensive tour dates including a sold-out album release show at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC on April 24, and their annual Treme Threauxdown at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans on April 29 that will feature special guests including Andra Day and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Trombone Shorty will also perform at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, where he has inherited the festival’s prestigious closing set in the legacy of great New Orleans artists like the Neville Brothers and Professor Longhair. A summer co-headline tour with St. Paul & The Broken Bones will include a performance at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on August. 30. For more tour details visit tromboneshorty.com/tour. 
 
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – 2017 Tour Dates:
April 10 – Metro Theatre – Sydney, Australia
April 11 – 170 Russell – Melbourne, Australia
April 13-15 – Byron Bay Bluesfest – Byron Bay, Australia
April 22 – SweetWater 420 Festival – Atlanta, GA
April 24 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
April 29 – Treme Threauxdown @ Saenger Theatre – New Orleans, LA
May 4 – Shorty Fest 2017 @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
May 7 – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
June 2 – Dominion Arts Center – Richmond, VA
June 3 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC
June 4 – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre – Wilmington, NC
June 6 – Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT
June 8 – Burlington Discover Jazz Festival – Burlington, VT
June 9 – Ocean City Music Pier – Ocean City, NJ
June 10 – Boarding House Park – Lowell, MA
June 11 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
June 15 – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
June 16 – Westbury Theater – Westbury, NY
June 17 – Aura – Portland, ME
June 24 – Bayou Boogaloo & Cajun Festival – Norfolk, VA
July 2 – ESSENCE Festival – New Orleans, LA
August 3 – Freeman Stage at Bayside – Selbyville, DE
August 4 – Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI
August 14 – Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
August 16 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
August 19 – Edgefield – Troutdale, OR **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 20 – Woodland Park Zoo – Seattle, WA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 22 – Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 24 – Green Music Center – Rohnert Park, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 25 – Avila Beach Amphitheater – Avila Beach, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 26 – The Chelsea – Las Vegas, NV **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 27 – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – San Diego, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
August 30 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
 
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Part Jimi Hendrix, part James Brown and all New Orleans, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews is the bandleader and frontman of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a hard-edged funk band that employs brass-band beats, rock dynamics and improvisation in a jazz tradition. NPR hailed him as “New Orleans’ brightest new star in a generation,” and New York Magazine wrote that “Trombone Shorty takes in a century-plus worth of sounds—ragtime and jazz and gospel and soul and R&B and hip-hop—and attacks everything he plays with festive fervor.”
 
A 2011 GRAMMY Award nominee for his album Backatown (Verve), Andrews’ virtuosity and high-energy live shows have drawn unanimous raves worldwide with Rolling Stone calling him a “must-see act.” He was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” Class of 2016 for Music along with Selena Gomez, The Weeknd and Jon Batiste. His illustrated autobiography for young readers, Trombone Shorty, was named a 2016 Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association. Andrews made his feature film debut in 2015—using his trombone to voice the iconic sound of the adult characters in the animated box office smash The Peanuts Movie.
 
Andrews is passing down his musical knowledge and keeping the New Orleans brass band tradition alive through his own Trombone Shorty Foundation and Music Academy, and since 2014 has worked as a “Turnaround Artist’” with the Turnaround Arts Initiative, a program that helps low-performing schools improve through intensive arts programs.
 
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