Garaj Mahal Reveals 1st U.S. Shows Since 2011 Coming

Last summer, Garaj Mahal reunited after a six-year hiatus to play the Element Music Festival in Canada. Today, Kai Eckhardt took to the band’s Facebook page to announce they will continue the reunion with their first U.S. shows since 2011.

Eckhardt’s post reveals the concerts will take place between May 10 – 12 in Colorado. One of the reasons given was that the members of the band were in “great musical shape” for the Element performances. “To our surprise everyone was in great musical shape thanks to all of us diversifying our musical background with many projects, both national and international while on hiatus,” Kai wrote. “I was apprehensive about a comeback after almost 8 years until I realized that our live concerts on archive.org had received 1.5 million downloads. We are thankful to all of our fans for keeping the music going strong and for making us put aside our differences to bring the Garaj Mahal funk back to the stage in 2018,” Eckhardt added.

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Here’s the full text of Kai Eckhardt’s post:

A Garaj Mahal reunion was the most unlikely thing until we unexpectedly received a generous offer from our Canadian fan base last year. After serious negotiations against all odds, Garaj Mahal took to the stage in Canada last summer.

To our surprise everyone was in great musical shape thanks to all of us diversifying our musical background with many projects, both national and international while on hiatus.

Playing our first series of concerts in the United States was made possible again by our fan base and promoters in Colorado who kept the flame alive. I was apprehensive about a comeback after almost 8 years until I realized that our live concerts on archive.org had received 1.5 million downloads. We are thankful to all of our fans for keeping the music going strong and for making us put aside our differences to bring the Garaj Mahal funk back to the stage in 2018. We look forward to seeing you all again May 10, 11 and 12 in Colorado!

The doors of the Garaj have re-opened and together we shall “ride it to the top!”

Much love and respect to all of you,

-Kai Eckhardt

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Stay tuned for more details. Here’s an audience recording from Element thanks to Eytan Bernet:

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[Hat Tip – Jambands.com]

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