Galactic will be taking their raucous New Orleans dance party back out on the road in continued celebration of their critically acclaimed new album Ya-Ka-May. This time the genre defying outfit will be bringing their intoxicating revelry to cities across the Midwest and South as well as two of the most anticipated music festivals of the year. And on July 3rd, for the very first time Galactic will be headlining a historic Independence Day Weekend show at Colorado's famed Red Rock's Amphitheater with prog-rock sensations Umphrey's McGee and the reggae legends The Wailers. For this extraordinary show, Galactic and Umphrey's McGee will allow fans to celebrate their freedom of choice by voting for a song which both bands will then play together. To vote just go here: http://www.galacticfunk.com/redrocksandblue/
And on Saturday May 1st the band will return home to play the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on a night featuring Pearl Jam, Band of Horses, the Rebirth Brass Band, Ya-Ka-May guest vocalist Allen Toussaint and more.
Then in June Galactic will travel to Manchester Tennessee for the popular Bonnaroo Festival where the band has become an annual crowd favorite. City Beat Cincinnati said of last year's performance: "Galactic is a band that knows Bonnaroo, knows the crowd they play to and knows how to rock a festival set. With the addition of Trombone Shorty, Galactic added even more firepower to an already loaded arsenal and completely melted the sweaty masses down to a pulp... the faithful resounded with thunderous applause."
The band is also scheduled to appear as themselves on an upcoming episode of the new HBO series "Treme." The series centers on life in New Orleans just after Hurricane Katrina and was created by the same people who brought you the masterpiece that was "The Wire." Galactic will be performing the traditional song "Baker's Dozen" on the show.
Galactic Tour Dates:
Apr. 8 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI. (with Cyril Neville of the Neville Bros.)
Apr. 9 - Cabooze of West Bank - Minneapolis, MN. (with Cyril Neville of the Neville Bros.)
Apr. 10 - Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL (with Cyril Neville of the Neville Bros)
Apr. 11 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH (with Cyril Neville of the Neville Bros)
Apr. 13 - Busters Billiards - Lexington, KY (with Cyril Neville of the Neville Bros)
Apr. 14 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC (with Cyril Neville of the Neville Bros)
Apr. 15 - Exit Inn - Nashville, TN (with Cyril Neville of the Neville Bros)
Apr. 16 - Minglewood Hall - Memphis, TN (with Cyril Neville of the Neville Bros)
Apr. 23 - Tipitina's Uptown - New Orleans, LA
Apr. 24 - Riverboat Creole Queen - New Orleans, LA
May 01 - Fair Grounds Race Course - New Orleans, LA Jazz & Heritage Fest
May 01 - Howlin' Wolf - New Orleans, LA (with The Funky Meters & Rebirth Brass Band)
June 3 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
June 4 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
June 5 - Brooklyn Bowl - Brooklyn, NY
June 6 - Michael Arnone's Crawfish Fest
June 10-13 - Bonnaroo Festival - Manchester, TN
June 12-13 - Harmony Festival - Santa Rosa, CA.
July 2 - Gothic Theatre -Englewood, CO (with Umprey's McGee and featuring special guest Cyril Neville & The Wailers)
July 03 - Red Rocks Amphitheater - Red Rock Park, CO (with Umprey's McGee and featuring special guest Cyril Neville & The Wailers)
July 31 - Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT
And make sure to watch Galactic's absolutely rump shaking video for the track "Do It Again" featuring "bounce" artist Cheeky Blakk at: http://www.galacticfunk.com