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Pink Martini Tour Dates and Upcoming Concerts

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Followers 168,655
Category Dance Music, Jazz, Pop
Concerts
Mar
02
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes with the NC Symphony
Raleigh
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Mar
04
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Tallahassee
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Mar
06
Florida Theatre
Jacksonville
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Mar
07
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Ocala
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Mar
08
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Miami Beach
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Mar
09
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Naples
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Mar
10
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
West Palm Beach
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Mar
13
McCallum Theatre
Palm Desert
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Mar
14
McCallum Theatre
Palm Desert
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Mar
15
McCallum Theatre
Palm Desert
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Mar
16
McCallum Theatre
Palm Desert
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Mar
17
McCallum Theatre
Palm Desert
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Mar
19
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Austin
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Mar
20
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
San Antonio
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Mar
21
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
College Station
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Mar
22
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Dallas
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Apr
19
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes with the Colorado Symphony
Denver
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Apr
23
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Bucharest
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Apr
24
Pink Martini avec China Forbes
Esch-sur-alzette
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Apr
25
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Rolle
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Apr
29
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Manchester
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Apr
30
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Edinburgh
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May
02
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Oxford
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May
03
Pink Martini 30th anniversary tour
Bristol
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May
04
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Southend-on-sea
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May
05
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
London
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May
10
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Kalamazoo
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Jun
08
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Jacksonville
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Jun
09
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Eugene
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Jul
04
Pink Martini avec China Forbes
Montreal
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Jul
10
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
München
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Jul
18
Jazz in Marciac 2024
Marciac
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Aug
17
Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
Troutdale
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Aug
23
Pink Martini's 30th Anniversary at Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles
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Aug
24
Pink Martini's 30th anniversary tour
Los Angeles
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Nov
01
Pink Martini A 30th Anniversary Celebration
New York
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About Pink Martini
“Pink Martini is a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure … if the United Nations had a house band in 1962, hopefully we’d be that band.” – Thomas Lauderdale, bandleader/pianist Nearly 30 years ago in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, Thomas Lauderdale was working in politics, thinking that one day he would run for mayor. Like other eager beaver politicians-in-training, he went to every political fundraiser under the sun … but was dismayed to find the music at these events underwhelming, lackluster, loud and un-neighborly. Drawing inspiration from music from all over the world – crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop – and hoping to appeal to conservatives and liberals alike, he founded the “little orchestra” Pink Martini in 1994 to provide more beautiful and inclusive musical soundtracks for political fundraisers for progressive causes such as civil rights, affordable housing, the environment, libraries, public broadcasting, education and parks. “Pink Martini draws inspiration from the romantic Hollywood musicals of the 1940s or ‘50s … with a more global perspective. We write a lot of songs … but we also champion songs like Ernesto Lecuona’s “Andalucia” or “Amado mio” from the Rita Hayworth film “Gilda” or “Kikuchiyo to mohshimasu (My name is Kikuchiyo)” made famous in the 1960s by the great Japanese group Hiroshi Wada & His Mahina Stars. In that sense we’re a bit like musical archeologists, digging through recordings and scores of years past and rediscovering beautiful songs.” Lauderdale met China Forbes, Pink Martini’s “Diva Next Door” lead vocalist, at Harvard. He was studying history and literature while she was studying English literature and painting. Actually neither of them really studied, they socialized … and late at night, they would break into the lower common room in their college dormitory and sing arias by Puccini and Verdi – and the occasional campy Barbara Streisand cover –thus sealing their creative collaboration. Three years after graduating, Lauderdale called Forbes who was living in New York City, where she’d been writing songs and playing guitar in hew own folk-rock project, and asked her to join Pink Martini. They began to write songs together for the band. Their first song “Sympathique” – with the chorus “Je ne veux pas travailler” (“I don’t want to work”) – became an overnight sensation in France, and was even nominated for “Song of the Year” at France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards. “Both China Forbes and I come from multicultural families,” says Lauderdale. “All of us in Pink Martini have studied different languages as well as different styles of music from different parts of the world. So inevitably, because everyone has participated at some point in the writing or arranging of songs, our repertoire is wildly diverse. At one moment, you feel like you’re in the middle of a samba parade in Rio de Janeiro, and in the next moment, you’re in a French music hall of the 1930s or a palazzo in Napoli. It’s a bit like an urban musical travelogue. We’re very much an American band, but we spend a lot of time abroad … and therefore have the incredible diplomatic opportunity to represent – through our repertoire and our concerts – a broader, more inclusive America … the America which remains the most heterogeneously populated country in the world … comprised of people of every country, every language, every religion.” Pink Martini has twelve musicians performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Northern Africa, Australia and New Zealand and North America. Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden. Since then, the band has gone on to play with over 25 orchestras around the world, including multiple engagements with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony at the Kennedy Center and the BBC Concert Orchestra in London. Other appearances include the grand opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s new Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, with return sold-out engagements for New Year’s Eve over the past 15 years; two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall; the opening party of the remodeled Museum of Modern Art in NYC; the Governor’s Ball at the 80th Annual Academy Awards in 2008; and the opening of the 2008 Sydney Festival in Australia. “The overarching goal is to create a cohesive body of beautiful songs with beautiful melodies. And then it all just extends outward from there. Because the interests of the band are so diverse – two percussionists who spend a lot of time in Brasil; another percussionist who grew up in Cuba; a German speaking trombone player who studied with all the brass section of the Chicago Symphony and likes Miles Davis; an African American singer who studied French and Italian and sings in 14 different; languages; a cellist who speaks Mandarin – because of this diversity inside the band, there are endless ideas. On a bad day it can just seem all too dizzying. But hopefully in the larger picture, it is a more accurate representation of America in 2009.” “Pink Martini represents all that Toronto aspires to – sophistication, cosmopolitanism, and a type of delight that sometimes involves dressing up and carousing … with its heterogeneous tastes and facility in languages, the pop orchestra might have sprung from our own diverse metropolis, but hails instead from Portland, Oregon.” -- Toronto Star, March 2008 The band has collaborated and performed with Jimmy Scott, Carol Channing, Henri Salvador, Jane Powell, Chavela Vargas, Georges Moustaki, Michael Feinstein, DJ Dimitri from Paris, clarinetist and conductor Norman Leyden, Hiroshi Wada, DJ Johnny Dynell and several drag queens from New York City, among others.
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Genres
Dance Music, Jazz, Pop
Band members
Maureen Love (harp), Reinhardt Melz (drums), Nicholas Crosa (violin), Antonis Andreou (trombone), Ari Shapiro (guest vocals), China Forbes (vocals), Dan Faehnle (guitar), Robert Taylor (trombone), Andrew Borger (drums and percussion), Edna Vazquez (guest vocals), Jimmie Herrod (guest vocals) , Brian Lavern Davis (congas drums and percussion), Timothy Nishimoto (vocals and percussion), Derek Rieth 1971-2014 (percussion), miguel bernal (congas and drums), Thomas Barber (trumpet), Thomas Lauderdale (piano), Phil Baker (bass), Pansy Chang (cello)
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What fans are saying
Larry
5 / 5
Great show. They get better and better as time marches on. They are all very talented, like what they do, and committed to give great performances. Chyna Forbes voice is still spectacular and with the added voices of Ari Shapiro and Edna Vasquez makes them elite. Show seemed over so quick because each song was terrific and you became absorbed in it all. I hope they return to Naples.
Artis—Naples Naples, FL
Jan 17, 2022
Anonymous
3 / 5
I enjoyed the concert - so full of good music. I bought my ticket and booked my Hotel because it stated that Storm Large would be appearing but she didn't. I was very disappointed that Storm didn't perform as that was my reason for travelling to Edinburgh to see this show. On saying that, the music and concert by Pink Martini was really enjoyable.
Usher Hall Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Oct 12, 2022
Caroline
5 / 5
Totally totally totally awesome! What connection with the audience. Lots of stories, variety, audience participation, and lots of dancing !!! Everything I expected and more. So joyful! The Eastern was the perfect venue. There really isn’t a bad seat in the house, you can see everything, and the acoustics are great. Can’t wait to see them again or go to another show there.
The Eastern Atlanta, GA
Feb 11, 2023
Shannon
5 / 5
Amazing venue in gorgeous surroundings (botanic garden) the sound quality was excellent the food vendors were varied and lovely. The band was just so tight and spot on - their voices are like buttah. Such an uplifting and wonderful experience all ending with a CONGA LINE. Fun, fabulous and this band is the shyt!!! :)
Gardens on Spring Creek Fort Collins, CO
Jul 24, 2023
Anonymous
5 / 5
This was my 30th show with Pink Martini. Their shows never disappoint me. Excellent musicians and wonderful styles of songs. Their sound people always has the sound perfect! The staff at the Chandler Arts Center were great, laughing and full of smiles. The audience definitely enjoyed the performance as much as I did..
Chandler Center for the Arts Chandler, AZ
Dec 17, 2023
Patrick
5 / 5
The whole evening was spectacular. This was my first time at this venue (from Portland) and I definitely will return. The staff was extremely helpful. The music was fantastic. It would help if there were signs identifying the parking lot as we entered and exited through different entrances/exits and got a little turned around.
The Cuthbert Amphitheater Eugene, OR
Aug 28, 2023
Jody
4 / 5
Fabulous. All the artists featured gave wonderful performances. Even the musicians were given spots to perform. It was great to see them perform individually. A great show to celebrate their 25yrs. China, Meow and Thomas are so much fun to see on stage. Listen to their CD’s All the time
Grand Opera House Wilmington, DE
Oct 06, 2019
Brett
5 / 5
Awesome concert. So inclusive of the audience w letting them participate in the songs on stage and dancing behind the band. No pretension about who they are or why they are there - just love for celebrating great music from a diverse background. Love this group.
The Anthem Washington, DC
Oct 08, 2018
Carol
5 / 5
They never disappoint, we have followed them for years. We love China Forbes, but every single member of the group is multi-talented. Whether singing or playing an instrument, they all excel! China kills it, no matter what language she sings in, and there are many!
Lone Tree Arts Center Lone Tree, CO
Jul 22, 2023
Tony
5 / 5
Due to a Covid-related health issue, Pink Martini have postponed all tour dates between May 6 and May 13, 2022, including the May 6 performance at the Arsht Center. The Pink Martini concert has been postponed to Saturday, February 11, 2023.
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County Miami, FL
May 07, 2022
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Pink Martini Tour Cities
Palm Desert, CA Manchester, United Kingdom Raleigh, NC Eugene, OR Denver, CO Montréal, QC Bucharest, Romania Oxford, United Kingdom Los Angeles, CA Munich, Germany Naples, FL San Antonio, TX Rolle, Switzerland West Palm Beach, FL Austin, TX College Station, TX Jacksonville, OR Tallahassee, FL Jacksonville, FL Miami Beach, FL New York City, NY Marciac, France Ocala, FL Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom London, United Kingdom Edinburgh, United Kingdom Kalamazoo, MI Troutdale, OR Dallas, TX Bristol, United Kingdom Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Frequently Asked Questions About Pink Martini

Concerts & Tour Date Information

Is Pink Martini on tour?

Yes, Pink Martini is currently on tour. If you’re interested in attending an upcoming Pink Martini concert, make sure to grab your tickets in advance. The Pink Martini tour is scheduled for 36 dates across 31 cities. Get information on all upcoming tour dates and tickets for 2024-2025 with Hypebot.

How many upcoming tour dates is Pink Martini scheduled to play?

Pink Martini is scheduled to play 36 shows between 2024-2025. Buy concert tickets to a nearby show through Hypebot.

When does the Pink Martini tour start?

Pink Martini’s tour starts Mar 02, 2024 and ends on Nov 01, 2024. They will play 31 cities; their most recent concert was held in Raleigh at Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts and their next upcoming concert will be in Manchester at The Bridgewater Hall.

What venues is Pink Martini performing at?

As part of the Pink Martini tour, Pink Martini is scheduled to play across the following venues and cities:

2024 Tour Dates:

Mar 02 - Raleigh, NC @ Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 04 - Tallahassee, FL @ Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Mar 06 - Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
Mar 07 - Ocala, FL @ Reilly Arts Center
Mar 08 - Miami Beach, FL @ Miami Beach Bandshell
Mar 09 - Naples, FL @ Artis—Naples
Mar 10 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Kravis Center
Mar 13 - Palm Desert, CA @ McCallum Theatre
Mar 14 - Palm Desert, CA @ McCallum Theatre
Mar 15 - Palm Desert, CA @ McCallum Theatre
Mar 16 - Palm Desert, CA @ McCallum Theatre
Mar 17 - Palm Desert, CA @ McCallum Theatre
Mar 19 - Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
Mar 20 - San Antonio, TX @ Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 21 - College Station, TX @ Rudder Complex
Mar 22 - Dallas, TX @ Winspear Opera House
Apr 19 - Denver, CO @ Boettcher Concert Hall
Apr 23 - Bucharest, Bucharest @ Sala Palatului
Apr 24 - Esch-sur-alzette, 03 @ Rockhal
Apr 25 - Rolle, Switzerland @ Rosey Concert Hall
Apr 29 - Manchester, United Kingdom @ The Bridgewater Hall
Apr 30 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom @ Usher Hall
May 02 - Oxford, United Kingdom @ New Theatre Oxford
May 03 - Bristol, ENG @ Bristol Beacon
May 04 - Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom @ Cliffs Pavilion
May 05 - London, United Kingdom @ Royal Albert Hall
May 10 - Kalamazoo, MI @ Miller Auditorium
Jun 08 - Jacksonville, OR @ Britt Pavilion
Jun 09 - Eugene, OR @ Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Jul 04 - Montreal, QC @ Place des Arts
Jul 10 - München, BY @ Isarphilharmonie
Jul 18 - Marciac, France @ Chapiteau
Aug 17 - Troutdale, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield
Aug 23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Aug 24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
Nov 01 - New York, NY @ Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
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