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Trombone Shorty Represents For The Soul Of Nola On New Song, "No Good Time"

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue drop off their new single and reveal fall tour dates. 

There's too many undiscovered talents in New Orleans, La.,, but multifaceted artists who can please their fans' eardrums with their vocals and a valuable instrument all at once don't come around every day. NOLA's own Trombone Shorty is one of them, and is busy making sure the world knows where he comes from.

Shorty, who also goes by Troy Andrews, allows his treasured trombone do all the work on his latest single "No Good Time." The soulful musician lets a choir make a mellow introduction before he croons the first verse of the bluesy record, which touches on life lessons and love---the hard way.

The Orleans Avenue fueled track serves as the third track off the band's forthcoming album Parking Lot Symphony. Along with the single, the band also released extensive dates for their upcoming tour this fall. They kicked off the shows at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on April 24 and will hit major cities across the country until October.

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
May 20 – Central Washington University Concert Hall – Ellensburg, WA
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
June 29 – Meijer Gardens Amphitheater – Grand Rapids, MI
June 30 – Summerfest – Milwaukee, WI
July 1 – Grandview Park Bandshell – Sioux City, IA
July 2 – ESSENCE Festival – New Orleans, LA
August 3 – Freeman Stage at Bayside – Selbyville, DE
August 4 – Newport Jazz Festival – Newport, RI
August 5 – Summer Spirit Festival – Columbia, MD
August 14 – Wilma Theatre – Missoula, MT
August 16 – Red Rocks Amphitheater – Morrison, CO
August 17 – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT **co-headline with St. Paul & The Broken Bones**
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**
September 14 – ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
September 15 – Aztec Theater – San Antonio, TX
September 16 – Pavilion at the Music Factory – Irving, TX
September 19 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
September 20 – Saenger Theater – Mobile, AL
September 21 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
September 23 – Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival – Franklin, TN
September 24 – Bourbon & Beyond Festival – Louisville, KY
September 26 – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC
September 28 – Jannus Live – St. Petersburg, FL
September 29 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
September 30 – Revolution – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
October 1 – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra, FL
October 10 – Orpheum Theater – Boston, MA
October 11 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
October 13 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
October 14 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
October 20 – Palace Theater – St. Paul, MN
October 21 – Riviera Theatre – Chicago, IL
October 23 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
October 24 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, Canada
October 26 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
October 27 – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN

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