Tonight, “Best New Artist” Grammy-nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas will debut an on-demand virtual concert with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at 8:30PM EST.
Presented with support from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation and filmed in New Orleans’ historic Orpheum Theater, the performance will feature renditions of numerous band favorites, including tracks off their acclaimed album, Green Balloon, as well as their latest EP Friend Goals.
Friend Goals was released this past fall via Verve Forecast. The EP followed their 2019 major label debut Green Balloon, which received widespread critical praise. But despite their newfound global focus, Tank and The Bangas remain a New Orleans band at heart.
The group recorded the newest EP at band member Albert Allenback’s home, as well as studios in New Orleans and Chicago. Tanks and The Bangs made most of the album during quarantine using Zoom, while also abiding by local social distancing guidelines.
In conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, frontwoman Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball will participate in the 35th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. King on Monday, January 18 at 11AM EST.
The event is New York City’s largest public celebration of Dr. King’s legacy. The event will feature a keynote address by Alicia Garza — author of The Purpose of Power, principal at Black Futures Lab and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter Global Network — and additional performances by PJ Morton and Sing Harlem! as well as poets Timothy DuWhite and Ashley August. Fans can RSVP to the event HERE.
If you’re a music lover in New Orleans missing live shows as much as we are, this is an event you don’t want to miss!
Fans can watch a sneak peak of the performance HERE and can purchase tickets for the virtual event HERE.
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cover photo via Jamelle Tate