Trombone Shorty’s talent and intense work pace has been rewarded with a No. 1 album debut on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart. Released September 13, 2011, ‘For True,’ also debuted at No. 72 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Shorty not only occupies the No.1 spot but his last CD ‘Backatown’ is currently No. 4 on the Contemporary Jazz chart after a full 74 weeks on the chart.
The high energy band kicked off their ‘For True’ album release week promotion with a jam packed hometown show at New Orleans’ legendary Tipitina’s on September 12. The show was webcast live with an onstage introduction by none other than New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and featured guests from the album joining the band onstage.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue were then off to New York City, where they played a special album release show to a packed sold out house. Just before the show, Troy sat in with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The next day, the band traveled to Boston to play two nights with Widespread Panic. After performing his own band’s sets, Troy sat in with Widespread Panic for a few songs. Next stop was the Indy Jazz Fest in Indianapolis where the band closed the show following George Benson. Early the next morning, the band flew back to New York City to play directly preceding The Dave Matthews Band.
Immediately following their set, the band headed to the airport to catch a night flight to London where they taped the prestigious Later With Jools Holland TV show prior to a series of TV, Radio and live concerts in the UK, Germany, France and Spain before starting a full scale U.S. Tour in October.
For the full list of Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue tour dates: http://www.tromboneshorty.com