Inspired by New Orleans' annual celebration of Mardi Gras, Galactic's Coup De Gras Tour will feature a variety of some of the band's favorite traditional Crescent-City artists. Openers for the tour will include the Hot 8 Brass Band as well as Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, whose elaborate costumes, rituals and performances have made them a Mardi Gras staple. Both of these authentic New Orleans talents have mastered the fine art of fueling the party. The month-long tour begins in Tempe, AZ, on February 8th, and will include a special stop in Denver, CO on February 18th, where guitarist Leo Nocentelli of The Meters, Big Chief Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias, vocalist Teedy Boutte and the legendary Rebirth Brass Band will all join Galactic for a very special night of New Orleans' inspired funk and collaborations. The Rebirth Brass Band, one of the Crescent-City's most well-known and loved acts, will open.

Following a run through Texas, the Coup De Gras Tour will culminate with two nights in New Orleans during Mardi Gras weekend, playing at Tipitina's on February 25th and 27th. The Hot 8 Brass Band will finish their run with Galactic on the 25th, while special guests The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars will open the night of the 27th, helping Galactic keep their Lundi Gras tradition of playing until sunrise on Fat Tuesday for the festival's grand finale.

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Deadhead5877 starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/16/2006 08:26PM
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Nothing quite like groovin to Galactic, too bad they're not coming around's been too long...

jambandfan starstarstarstarstar Wed 1/18/2006 06:05AM
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fan-fuckin'-tastic! i can't wait... i'm just lucky enough to have preplanned a ski trip in vail and just so happens that the last night i'll be there (friday night) i'll be able to catch my favorite live act. "yyyeeeaaaahhhhh booooiiiiiiiii"

funkjester Wed 1/18/2006 08:08PM
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Sista Teedy! Yeah, you right! The Mighty, Mighty Seven lives on! Go git it, grrll!!!

chefbyrne starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/20/2006 08:12AM
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I love it the only thing that could make it better is if they could make it up to the NW (Oregon). We miss you guys out here!!!!!!!

mojoritonancy starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/31/2006 05:43PM
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We miss you in Chicago too! Come back S O O N!!!!

zoley starstarstarstarstar Wed 3/22/2006 12:14PM
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Baton Rouge on 4/20, you are allowed to be jealous.