It's shaping up to be a stellar year for celebrated New Orleans outfit GALACTIC. On February 9th the band will release their groundbreaking new album YA-KA-MAY, a visionary mix of intertwining New Orleans sounds from jazz to brass band to funk and the distinctive gender bending regional hip hop known as "bounce." Vocals are provided by an eclectic roster of area legends including Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas as well as emerging underground bounce artists like Cheeky Blakk, Big Freedia and Sissy Nobby.
You can preview the first song off the record, a wicked reinvention of soulful blues called "Dark Water" featuring vocals by award wining New Orleans native John Boutte, currently available for download at http://www.anti.com/galactic/
And beginning in the New Year, GALACTIC will embark on an ambitious tour, taking their one of a kind energetic live show to venues across North America.
GALACTIC Tour Dates:
February 03, Boston, Ma. Paradise February 04, Philadelphia, Pa. TLA February 05, New York, NY, Terminal 5 February 06, Washington, DC. 9:30 Club February 09, Raleigh, NC. Lincoln Theatre February 10, Charlotte, NC. Visulite or Fillmore February 11, Charleston, SC. Music Farm February 12, Atlanta, Ga. Variety February 13, New Orleans, Tipitina's February 15, New Orleans, Tipitina's February 18, St. Louis, Mo. The Pageant February 19, Lawrence, Mo. Granada or Liberty February 20, Denver, Co. Fillmore Theatre February 21, Aspen, Co. The Belly Up February 23, Missoula, Mt. The Wilma Theatre February 24, Bellingham, WA. The Nightlight February 25, Whistler, Canada Whistler Village Stage February 26, Seattle, WA. Showbox February 27, Portland, Or. Roseland Ballroom February 28, Crystal Bay, NV. Crown Room at Crystal Ballroom March 02, Santa Cruz, Ca. Moe's Alley March 03, Solana Beach, Ca. Belly Up March 04, Los Angeles, El Rey March 05, San Francisco, Ca. Fillmore March 06, San Francisco, Ca. Fillmore March 07, Las Vegas, Wasted Space