LEVON, JOHN MAYER, JILL SCOTT, VEDDER, BUNNY WAILER OUT;
WARREN, JIMMY BUFFETT, CEE LO GREEN, ZIGGY MARLEY IN
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival announced that Warren Haynes Band will replace legendary drummer Levon Helm, who was due to perform with Mavis Staples at the festival. Warren and the band will instead play in the Blues Tent on Saturday, May 5.
Reggae icon Bunny Wailer will be replaced by Ziggy Marley at the Congo Square Stage on Friday, May 4. Jimmy Buffett and guitarist Mac McAnally will replace the ailing Eddie Vedder on Thursday, May 3, and Cee Lo Green will step in in place of Jill Scott on Saturday, April 28.
John Mayer was forced to cancel his appearance (and his entire Spring tour) due to the return of the granuloma in his throat. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will compensate with a two-and-a-half hour performance on the Acura Stage on April 29.
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