Allen Toussaint & Preservation Hall Jazz Band Team up for Tour
New Orleans music legends Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band are teaming up for a tour this Fall. But unlike most other acts that tour together, Toussaint and the band won’t be performing separately — rather they’ll be sharing the stage for each show. The guys will kick things off at the Warton Performing Arts Center in East Lansing, MI, on October 8. From there, it’s a couple more show in Michigan, followed by performances in Muncie, IN, and Cleveland. They’ll kick off a series of Northeast shows by playing Buffalo on October 15, and moving on to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, Boston, and Maryland. They’ll play a couple shows in Virginia at the end of October, then fly up for a night at the B.B. King Blues Club in New York on November 1. After that, the guys will return to the South — finishing their run through Virginia and then going on to North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. They’ll then move on to runs through Arizona and California. They’ll finish up with back-to back shows at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica on November 28 and 29.
Taking their name from the famed New Orleans music venue Preservation Hall, the Preservation Hall Jazz band has been bringing New Orleans jazz to rest of the world since the early 1960s. Allen Toussaint is a legendary New Orleans jazz and blues man, who’s written and produced some of the most well known songs of Southern Soul and R&B.