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Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Galactic To Release Visionary New Album 'YA-KA-MAY' February 9, 2010, North American Tour Dates Anno




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

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

For further information please contact Hilary Villa at or 213-413-7353.

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