Galactic Announces 25th Anniversary Tour
Galactic will celebrate their 25th anniversary with a two-month tour this winter. The band will be joined by vocalist for the duration of the run, which includes dates with Southern Avenue, Chali 2na, Naughty Professor, Dirty Revival, Anders Osborne and Jackie Greene.
Galactic kicks off the tour with Southern Avenue at The Warehouse at Fairfield Theatre Company in Fairfield, Connecticut on February 6. They then team with longtime collaborator Chali 2na in Port Chester, New York and Philadelphia before pairing back up with Southern Avenue in Syracuse, Burlington, Portsmouth (New Hampshire), Boston, Washington D.C. and Charlottesville.
The band resumes the jaunt with shows in St. Louis, Kansas City and Crested Butte featuring support from Naughty Professor. Next up are gigs in Telluride, Colorado and Victor, Idaho ahead of a run through the Pacific Northwest with Dirty Revival that also includes shows in Crystal Bay, Nevada and Solana Beach, California. Then, Galactic plays Las Vegas and Phoenix with Chali 2na, Anders Osborne and Jackie Greene. The tour is set to conclude with Anders Osborne and Chali 2na aboard for performances in Hollywood on March 27 and San Francisco on March 28.
“I have a hard time getting my head around the fact that we have been a band for 25 years – and consistently touring and recording the whole time,” bassist Rob Mercurio said in a statement. “Not that it is a huge surprise. We did set out on this adventure together to be a ‘band’ and to be one for a long, long time. It is a huge milestone for me – to have spent over half my life touring around the world with my brothers in Galactic. We have changed a good bit over the last 25 years – we have all grown so much as musicians, producers, songwriters, but most importantly as men.”
“Being a member of Galactic has been one of the most important aspects of my life so far,” added drummer Stanton Moore. “We started down a path together 25 years ago that has led us to places both musically and business-wise that I don’t think we could have imagined when we first started out. We may not always see the growth when we’re in it together, but when we take pause during this important milestone and look back on all that we’ve accomplished it’s a very fulfilling feeling. I don’t think we could have come this far or accomplished this much if the foundation of all we’ve done together wasn’t built on friendship and the trust we have in each other.”
Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, November 8 at 10 a.m. local time.