Critically-acclaimed funk duo Tuxedo (Grammy-nominated R&B/soul recording artist Mayer Hawthorne and Grammy-nominated hip-hop producer Jake One) has released the official music video for “The Tuxedo Way,” the lead single off their new album,Tuxedo III. CLICK HERE to watch and check out the first look via Vibe.com.
“The Tuxedo Way” video captures the party-starting anthem’s danceable spirit by showcasing some of the world’s best poppers. Directed by Ian Eastwood (former member of Mos Wanted Crew as featured on America’s Best Dance Crew; World of Dance season 1), the new video features one of the originators of the “popping” style, Popin’ Pete [Timothy Earl Solomon] (of the legendary Electric Boogaloos crew), along with the world-renowned talents of Jaja Vankova (So You Think You Can Dance season 12 finalist; America’s Best Dance Crew season 6 champion), Alan “Kid Boogie” Leal, Lily Frias (America’s Best Dance Crew season 7), Marie Poppins (America’s Best Dance Crew 8), Hector “Bean” Flores (America’s Best Dance Crew season 7), and Shockwave, in addition to Eastwood.
Tuxedo is currently in the midst of a summer headlining tour in support of the new album. The 21-date outing, which features a five-piece live band, continues tonight at Thalia Hall in Chicago and then makes its way to Minneapolis, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, San Francisco and Santa Cruz before stopping in Los Angeles August 23rd at the Globe Theatre and wrapping August 24th in San Diego. See below for full list of remaining tour dates and visit www.tuxedofunk.com for ticketing information.
TUXEDO – UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
Tuesday, August 13
Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Wednesday, August 14
Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Saturday, August 17
Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Sunday, August 18
Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club
Monday, August 19
Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Wednesday, August 21
San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Thursday, August 22
Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
Friday, August 23
Los Angeles, CA @ The Globe Theater
Saturday, August 24
San Diego, CA @ The Observatory