Dumpstaphunk Recruits George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli & More For ‘Rejuvenation 50’ Meters Celebration

Cyril Neville will also take part in the show at New Orleans’ Civic Theatre honoring the 50th anniversary of The Meters’ iconic Rejuvenation album.

By Scott Bernstein Dec 15, 2023 8:44 am PST

Dumpstaphunk will present “Rejuvenation 50: Celebration of The Meters” at the Civic Theatre in New Orleans on Thursday, May 2. The Meters co-foundering bassist George Porter Jr. and guitarist Leo Nocentelli as well as longtime member percussionist Cyril Neville are aboard as special guests.

The Meters released their otherworldly Rejuvenation album in 1974. Co-produced by the band and Allen Toussaint, the record includes such standout songs as “People Say,” “Just Kissed My Baby,” “Hey Pocky A-Way,” “It Ain’t No Use” and “Africa.” Dumpstaphunk’s show, held during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, will consist of a 50th anniversary album set and more.


George Porter Jr. and Leo Nocentelli recorded the nine-track LP at Toussaint’s Sea-Saint Studio facility in New Orleans with fellow original Meters members keyboardist Art Neville and drummer Zigaboo Modeliste. Dumpstaphunk keyboardist Ivan Neville is Art and Cyril Neville’s nephew.

Tickets for the concert at on sale now. Buy Dumpstaphunk “Rejuvenation 50: Celebration of The Meters” tickets via Ticketmaster.com.

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