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Better Than Ezra

Better Than Ezra Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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On tour Yes
Followers 215,981
Category Rock
Concerts
Apr
07
Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
Hot Springs
Tickets
May
03
House of Blues New Orleans
New Orleans
Tickets
May
04
House of Blues New Orleans
New Orleans
Tickets
About Better Than Ezra
To say the past 20+ years have been ‘Good’ for New Orleans-based rock band Better Than Ezra would be an understatement. The band had been selling out venues across the country since forming at Louisiana State University in 1988 where the band started touring on the Southern college circuit. After self-releasing their first album Deluxe in 1993, major record labels expressed an interest in the band. But it wasn’t until after two years of touring and creating an intense loyal fan base that dubbed themselves the “Ezralites,” that Better Than Ezra signed with Elektra Records. Elektra rereleased Deluxe and its single ‘Good’ which reached the #1 position on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart driving the album sales to platinum status. When discussing the overnight success of Deluxe, lead singer/songwriter and founding member Kevin Griffin said, “The timing of things is always so interesting because it took us seven years to get signed and then seven weeks to get to No. 1 on the charts.” 
The band quickly became a staple in the ‘90s pop/rock scene immediately releasing two new albums within three years of being signed. Friction, Baby, released in 1996, and How Does Your Garden Grow? in 1998 produced hits ‘Desperately Wanting,’ ‘King of New Orleans, ’ and ‘At the Stars.’ In 2001, Better Than Ezra released the critically acclaimed Closer, followed by Before the Robots in 2005. The latter featured the hit ‘Juicy,’ licensed by several commercials and brands, was also featured in the promotional advertisements for the popular ABC television series Desperate Housewives. The band came to a cross-roads in early 2009 when longtime drummer Travis McNabb made the difficult decision to leave Better Than Ezra and become a full time member of the hit country supergroup Sugarland. “Travis is like family and this was an opportunity he couldn’t pass up. We couldn’t be happier for him,” says founding member Tom Drummond of McNabb’s departure. McNabb was replaced by drummer Michael Jerome as the band announced their seventh studio album Paper Empire which was released in May 2009. This album reached the Top 10 albums on iTunes, with hits like ‘Absolutely Still’ and ‘Just One Day.’
 While the band has found success nationally, they never forgot their beloved home of New Orleans. Wanting to find a way to leave a lasting impression on the city that first embraced them, the band created the BTEFoundation. With the annual Ezra Open, which they established 10 years ago, the foundation is committed to funding renewal efforts to support the structural and cultural heritage of New Orleans and Southern Louisiana. Throughout the years, the entertainment community has joined Better Than Ezra in their cause and has raised over $850,000 for various causes in and around New Orleans.
 Looking for new and creative ways to connect with their fans, in 2011 BTE debuted their inaugural Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras Extravaganza in March of 2011, which was hailed by visitors and locals alike as the “the best way” to experience Mardi Gras. Designed as a fan-based vacation event, the band gave patrons the ultimate insider experience to the nation’s biggest party. 

In addition to the BTEFoundation and Krewe of Rocckus, the band is currently writing music for their long-awaited eighth album slated for release in 2014.
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Genres
Rock
Band members
Kevin Griffin (vocals guitar), Tom Drummond (bass) and Michael Jerome (drums)
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What fans are saying
James
4 / 5
BTE put on one of the funnest shows I’ve ever been too! Oddly enough, they had already played in NOLA that am and drove up and did our concert. To have that much energy and not appear drained is quite the feat. Funny, energetic guys. (The local opening band was terrible. )
Lake Terrace Convention Center Hattiesburg, MS
Sep 22, 2022
Carl
4 / 5
These guys always put.on a good show. Even if you are not a big BTE fan, you can appreciate their self deprecating humor and the way they interact with the audience. Love the covers but they know where their bread and butter is. They sang all their hits from the 90's.
Celebrate Fairfax Fair Fairfax, VA
Jun 08, 2019
Vicki
5 / 5
Better Than Ezra is a great band. So much fun. I was unable to use my tickets because I got sick, so it was nice to be able to stream it and see the concert. Hope I can see them in person the next time they are in the area.
Live Stream Live Stream
Nov 17, 2023
Cory
4 / 5
They’re amazing as always. But, the doing guy had the over buss compression way too strong. There were no accents, peaks and valleys. Kevin’s vocal sounded like it was squashed with zero release. Come from a sound person, I wasn’t impressed with the technical. Took away from the show.
House of Blues Dallas Dallas, TX
Nov 07, 2022
Chris Griffin
5 / 5
I have been a fan since Deluxe in the mid 90s. Seeing them last night was Awesome! They put on one of the most entertaining shows I have been to in a while. Thank you for the great music and laughs during the show!
Woodstock City Park Woodstock, GA
Jun 09, 2019
Patricia
5 / 5
Perfect in every way! BTE was awesome. Played the favorites a long with some awesome covers. Great interaction with the crowd. Train didn’t disappoint and finished the evening up with an awesome performance. Add the peaceful venue at The Fruityard and it was a perfect evening.
The Fruit Yard Amphitheater Modesto, CA
Jul 21, 2023
Bee
5 / 5
Was an incredible night! The Keswick is a great place to see a show. Band was on fire and the crowd was great. I see BTE whenever they come close to Philly. Their live shows have converted many tag-a-longs into die-hard fans. Wonderful night out!
Keswick Theatre Glenside, PA
Nov 14, 2023
David
3 / 5
If you only play 1 hour there is no need for a drum solo or play other bands songs. You have plenty of songs I would have liked to hear.I like Kevin's between song banter but if shortened I could have heard another song.
Route 66 Road Fest East Tulsa, OK
Jun 27, 2022
Matt
5 / 5
This was an awesome concert! The band sounded great and they made the show very fun. It was a party atmosphere and there were some great cover throw-back tunes. The venue was great! Great size and great acoustics. Highly recommended!
Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City, LA
Jun 12, 2023
Vytas
5 / 5
One of the best bands to see live - very spontaneous, and I don't think there was a song where everyone wasn't either singing or dancing along. Can't wait to see BTE again in concert!
Live Stream Live Stream
Nov 18, 2023
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Better Than Ezra Tour Cities
Hot Springs, AR New Orleans, LA

Frequently Asked Questions About Better Than Ezra

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Better Than Ezra on tour?

Yes, Better Than Ezra is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Better Than Ezra concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Better Than Ezra tour is scheduled for 3 dates across 2 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Better Than Ezra scheduled to play?

Better Than Ezra is scheduled to play 3 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Better Than Ezra tour start?

Better Than Ezra’s tour starts Apr 07, 2024 and ends on May 04, 2024. They will play 2 cities; their most recent concert was held in Hot Springs at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort and their next upcoming concert will be in New Orleans at House of Blues New Orleans.

What venues is Better Than Ezra performing at?

As part of the Better Than Ezra tour, Better Than Ezra is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Apr 07 - Hot Springs, AR @ Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort
May 03 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues New Orleans
May 04 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues New Orleans
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