Hot 8 Brass Band’s ‘The Bossman Tour 2023’

New Orleans’ Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band will be returning to stages across the UK and US in May 2023

Tickets available via: On sale 10am Friday 24th Feb.

Following the success of their ‘Mardi Gras’ (2020) and ‘Take Cover’ (2019) tour, which boasted sell-out dates across the UK including London’s Roundhouse and the Dome, Brighton, the Hot 8 Brass Band will be returning to stages in 2023. The recent passing of Bennie Pete, the beloved co-founder and sousaphone player for the outfit, will be honoured in true New Orleans fashion with ‘The Bossman Tour 2023’, paying tribute to his “galvanizing force” as a “leader, teacher and mentor”. Fellow bandmates add that  “Bennie was an inspiration to [the] band and to many other musicians, and the entire musical and cultural community.”. The dates will celebrate the late Bennie’s “greatest wish.. that New Orleans culture lives on for future generations”. As always, Hot 8 will channel the unique, undiluted energy of the Second Line parades to commemorate their loss.

Transcending genres and trends, Hot 8 have performed and collaborated with artists from Lauryn Hill and Alice Russell to Mos Def to the Blind Boys of Alabama. The collective earned a win in the 64th Annual Grammy Awards 2022 for their feature on John Batiste’s ‘Album of The Year’, following the nomination of ‘The Life & Times Of…’ for ‘Best Regional Roots Album’ in 2013. The last few years have been packed full of milestone events – including roof-raising sell-out shows at London’s Roundhouse and at the Brighton Dome as part of the Brighton festival – and seen Hot 8 Brass Band reaching out ever further; having celebrated their 20th Anniversary with the ‘Vicennial: 20 Years Of The Hot 8 Brass Band’ album in late 2015, they have toured almost constantly since. Delighting crowds with their rambunctious mix of hip hop, funk and inimitable Big Easy jazz, they have sold out strings of headlines alongside festivals including Glastonbury’s West Holts stage, BST Hyde Park (supporting Mumford & Sons), Madness’ House Of Common, North Sea Jazz, Secret Garden Party and WOMAD. Along the way, they have been invited to tell their remarkable story and play their incendiary music on platforms as diverse as BBC Radio 4, ITV, KCRW, Radio France, and Australia’s ABC News.


HOT 8 BRASS BAND The Bossman Tour 2023

Thu, May 18, 2023 – The Mill, Birmingham, England

Fri, May 19, 2023 –  Tramshed Cardiff, Wales

Sat, May 20, 2023  – Roundhouse, London, England

Mon, May 22, 2023  – Junction, Cambridge, England

Tue, May 23, 2023  – Stylus, Leeds, England

Wed, May 24, 2023  – Wylam Brewery, Newcastle, England

Thu, May 25, 2023  – Bearded Theory Festival, Catton Hall, England

Fri, May 26, 2023  – SWX, Bristol, England

Sat, May 27, 2023  – Albert Hall, Manchester, England

Sun, May 28, 2023  – Kitchen Street, Liverpool, England

Mon, May 29, 2023  – Academy, Dublin, Ireland

Wed, May 31, 2023  – St Luke’s, Glasgow, Scotland

Thu, Jun 01, 2023  – Hidden Door Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland

Sat, Jun 03, 2023  – Funk & Soul Weekender @ Dreamland, Margate, England

Mon, Jun 05, 2023  – Dome, Brighton, England 

Wed, Jun 07, 2023 – The Bell House, Brooklyn, New York 

Thu, Jun 08, 2023 – Crystal Ballroom, Somerville, Massachusetts

Sat, Jun 10, 2023 – House of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana