GALACTIC ANNIVERSARY GIG

Galactic is proud to announce a special pair of shows to mark its tenth anniversary. The band will play at the famed Tipitina's in New Orleans on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 with a host of special guests. A longtime staple of the vibrant New Orleans music scene, Galactic is thrilled to return to its de facto home base venue to celebrate a decade of good times and great music. "We've all grown up together and learned so much," says bassist Robert Mercurio. "We're not only best friends, we're like family."

As part of the two special anniversary performances, several members of Galactic's extended New Orleans "family" will join them on stage. Former band member Theryl "Houseman" deClouet will sing with the band, along with frequent collaborator Tricia "Sista Teedy" Boutte, adding soulful vocals to Galactic's instrumental power. New Orleans piano-funk wizard Jon Cleary will sit in, and Big Chief Bo Dollis will bring a team of Mardi Gras Indians for a traditional street beat jam. Other guests slated to appear include Cyril Neville, George Porter Jr. (of the original Meters), saxman Tim Green, drummer Johnny Vidacovich (of Astral Project,), piano virtuoso Henry Butler, Theresa Andersson, and members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. DJ Quicky Mart will open both shows to warm up the crowd for the dance party of a decade.

Galactic was born in the mid-'90s, after two Washington DC punks (guitarist Jeff Raines and bassist Robert Mercurio) relocated to New Orleans and found themselves intoxicated by the sounds of the scene that nurtured The Meters, Professor Longhair, the Neville Brothers and Dr. John. Armed with the rhythmic tradition of their adopted hometown, Raines, Mercurio, saxophonist Ben Ellman, keyboardist Rich Vogel, and drummer Stanton Moore have spent ten years tearing through venues across the world, leaving hordes of die-hard Galactic junkies in their wake. Weaving modern and retrospective styles into their own trademark jazz-funk-rock fusion, Galactic created a far-reaching canon‹including six albums and countless live performances informed by ongoing influence from a wide range of genres, including hip-hop, blues, pop, and electronica.

A sought-after act on the international live music circuit, Galactic has completed countless U.S. tours, four European tours, and four highly successful trips to Japan. At home and abroad, the band has shared tours and shows with an astonishing range of concert blockbusters, including the Dave Matthews Band, Counting Crows, the Allman Brothers Band, The Roots, Widespread Panic, B.B. King, James Brown, and Live. Galactic has also appeared at many of the world's premier music festivals, including Fuji Rock, Austin City Limits, Coachella, four consecutive performances at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, and eight consecutive performances at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. On the road and in its own New Orleans studio, Galactic continues to reinvent itself, inspiring its ever-growing fan base with ongoing artistic evolution, synthesizing the most thrilling elements of vintage and contemporary styles to keep the party rolling.

Friday, September 9, 2005

Tenth Anniversary Celebration with special guests Theryl "The Houseman" deClouet; Cyril Neville; Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias; Sista Teedy; Theresa Andersson; Tim Green; Know One; DJ Quicky Mart.

Tipitina's Uptown
New Orleans, LA.
Tickets $20
On Sale Now
Doors 9 pm / Show 10
This is an 18+ show.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Tenth Anniversary Celebration with special guests Theryl "The Houseman" deClouet; George Porter Jr; Jon Cleary; Kevin Harris, Roger Lewis, and Efrem Townes of the Dirty Dozen; Sista Teedy, Johnny Vidacovich; DJ Quicky Mart.

Tipitina's Uptown
New Orleans, LA
Tickets $20
On Sale Now
Doors 9 pm / Show 10
This is an 18+ show.

Tickets are available at www.tipitinas.com

Tipitina's Uptown is located at 501 Napoleon Ave., New Orleans, Louisiana.

http://www.galacticfunk.com

[Published on: 8/2/05]

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