Photo & Design Credit: Dani Brandwein & Greg Del Deo
As the middle of 2017 approaches, Brooklyn based, funk party powerhouse Turkuaz is thrilled to announce that their plans for the Fall will commence with a return to the West Coast. The tour will canvas California, reach up throughout the Pacific Northwest, extend as far east as Colorado, and conclude at Joshua Tree Music Festival. The majority of dates will feature support from very special guest Sinkane.
By the time the September outing hits, the group will have finished a landmark summer including debuts at Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, Camp Bisco, Northwest Strings Summit, Floyd Fest and more. Other notable summer stops include Funk Of Ages with Lettuce and Snarky Puppy at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA in June, and a Phish Baker’s Dozen After-Party at Irving Plaza in New York City in July. A full list of tour dates are below with more to be added in the future.
Off the road, the nine piece has been working on new material and spent time in May at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY with Jerry Harrison of The Talking Heads in the producer’s chair.
Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads.
The group’s constant touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more.
Turkuaz 2017 Tour Dates
06/08 Manchester, TN: Bonnaroo
06/10 Stephentown, NY: Disc Jam
06/24 Philadelphia, PA: The Fillmore
06/30 Waitsfield, VT: Frendly Gathering
07/01 Cincinnati, OH: Paradise On the Point
07/02 Chicago, IL: Live On Lincoln
07/13 Scranton, PA: Camp Bisco
07/15 Northwest Plains, OR: Northwest String Summit
07/25 New York, NY: Irving Plaza
07/28 Floyd, VA: Floyd Fest
07/29 Floyd, VA: Floyd Fest
08/18 Pittsboro, NC: Big What?
08/19 Cockeyesville, MD: Hot August Festival
08/24 Westerly, RI: Paddy’s Beach Club
08/25 Westerly, RI: Paddy’s Beach Club
09/01 Saranac Lake, NY: The Water Hole
09/03 Bouckville, NY: The Yard @ Ray’s BBQ
09/12 Arcata, CA: Humboldt Brews
09/13 Ashland, OR: The Historic Ashland Armory
09/14 Chico, CA: Lost On Main
09/15 Santa Cruz, CA: The Catalyst Atrium
09/16 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore*
09/17 Templeton, CA: Whale Rock Music Festival
09/20 Missoula, MT: Top Hat Lounge*
09/21 Spokane, WA: Knitting Factory*
09/22 Seattle, WA: Neumos*
09/23 Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom*
09/24 Bend, OR: Domino Room*
09/27 Salt Lake City, UT: The State Room*
09/28 Aspen, CO: Belly Up*
09/29 Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre*
09/30 Denver, CO: Ogden Theatre*
10/03 Phoenix, AZ: Last Exit Live*
10/04 Solana Beach, CA: Belly Up*
10/05 Los Angeles, CA: Teragram Ballroom*
10/06 Las Vegas, NV: The Yard @ Top Golf^
10/07 Joshua Tree, CA: Joshua Tree Music Festival
10/27 Placerville, CA: Hangtown Music Festival
10/28 Placerville, CA: Hangtown Music Festival