The original members of legendary funk band The Meters will reunite for a special concert at the newly renovated Orpheum Theater in their hometown of New Orleans. Coinciding with the start of Jazz Fest, the concert will be held on April 22 the famed, recently reopened NOLA venue.
Keyboardist Art Neville, bassist George Porter Jr., guitarist Leo Nocentelli and drummer Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste will perform together along with special guest keyboardist Ivan Neville and a horn section composed of Tracy Griffin, Jeff Albert, Khris Royal and Clarence Johnson III. Located in downtown New Orleans’ Central Business District, the Orpheum Theater has been shuttered since being damaged by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Built in 1918 and first opened in 1921, the fully renovated building known for its remarkable acoustics is one of the last vertical hall designs still operating in the U.S.
A limited amount of pre-sale tickets will be available to purchase Wednesday, January 13 at 10 a.m. CT by using the exclusive online pre-sale code: CARDOVA. General ticket on sale begins Friday, January 15 at 10 a.m. CT online at the Orpheum’s website or by contacting the Orpheum Box Office at (504)-274-4870.
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