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Thursday, January 29th, 2009

GALACTIC ANNOUNCE WINTER TOUR

New Orleans funk-rockers Galactic will embark early next month on a US tour that will take them from the snowy north of Detroit MI on February 4th to their balmier hometown for two special tour-ending shows February 21 and 23rd at Tipitinas.

The band writes: "We are pleased to announce that good friends JJ Grey and Mofro will join Galactic on several dates. JJ with his band MOFRO exude rocking, funky, melodic, front porch realism in every song they play. Grey comes from a long tradition of Southern storytellers, and his songs oftentimes use the loss of his natural surroundings and the marginalization of the Southern culture he grew up in as a metaphor for universal truths. The band delivers his material with brilliant musicianship, resulting in music that is thought provoking, rhythmically dynamic and texturally mesmerizing. Surprises and collaborations are expected!"

Additionally, the Mightly Underdogs - featuring Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truth Speaker and Headnodic - are confirmed to join Galactic on several dates.

Feb 04: Detroit MI - The Majestic* Feb 05: Indianapolis, IN - The Music Mill* Feb 06: Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre* Feb 07: Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze of West Bank* Feb 08: Lawrence KS - Granada* Feb 11: Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre Feb 12: Victor, ID - Knotty Pine Feb 13: Park City, UT - Harry O's Feb 14: Denver, CO - Fillmore Feb 15: Aspen, Co - Snowmass Town Park Feb 16: Aspen, CO - Belly Up Feb 18: Tulsa, OK - Cains Ballroom Feb 19: St. Louis, MO - The Pageant Feb 20: Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theatre Feb 21: New Orleans, LA - Tipitinas Feb 23: New Orleans, LA - Tipitinas

*The Mighty Underdogs support

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