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Tank and The Bangas Announce Tour With Big Freedia, Naughty Professor

New Orleans is hitting the road, y’all.

Tank and The Bangas may have to leave their hometown to go see all of their new fans, but that doesn’t mean they can’t bring New Orleans with them. The band’s just-announced “Head Banga” tour will be a NOLA roadshow of sorts, with Big Freedia and Naughty Professor coming along for the ride.

News of the Crescent City-focused sprint across the U.S. was shared by Tank and The Bangas on their Instagram account.


“Which city are ya’ll the most excited for?!” they asked of fans who live near one of the fall tour’s 17 dates.

The tour comes at a time when the co-headliners respective stars are on the rise. Big Freedia has been a known commodity on the national stage for a hot minute as the foremost ambassador of New Orleans’ bounce music. However, a recent Drake feature and a cameo in his massive “In My Feelings” video have made her more visible than ever. Tank and The Bangas are still riding high from winning NPR‘s Tiny Desk contest and Tank was recently featured in Vanity Fair.

So far, only tickets for the initial Washington D.C. show have been made available. Check those out here.

For more on Freedia, check out our coverage of her Essence Fest set and her reaction to being included in a Rolling Stone list of essential bounce songs.