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Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Mardi Gras Rages On Witih New Galactic Album 'YA-KA-MAY'

The great city of New Orleans is on its way back. The Saints recently won the Super Bowl and people filled the city's historic streets, the euphoric celebration stretching for days into a joyous music fueled Mardi Gras. For those who couldn't make the historic party or just didn't get enough, acclaimed New Orleans band Galactic is bringing the vital new sounds of the Crescent City to Jimmy Kimmel Live on March 4th.

The band has just released their stunning new album YA-KA-MAY which entered the Billboard charts at #142 and The Washington Post called: "The most thoroughly current overview of the Crescent City's musical landscape since Katrina." On the Kimmel show Galactic will perform the song "Bacchus" with NOLA soul legend Allen Toussaint as well as "Heart of Steel" with Cyril Neville of the famed Neville Brothers on vocals.

Critical Praise For Galactic's YA-KA-MAY:

"Ya-Ka-May is an excellent cure for the anemic rhythms and beats of a lot of current music, its rich sense of history only adding to its sense of urgency." - NPR's Fresh Air

"Ya-Ka-May is not merely collaborative amalgam of tracks, it is a unified whole that reflects NOLA's musical vitality and revels in it all simultaneously; it's the sound of musical community being itself for itself, while screaming--in full party mode--into the world they're alive and evolving." - All Music Guide

"In the 15 tracks, there's enough funk, jazz, R&B, soul and rock in the gumbo to make Dr. John's head spin. Yet the common thread that runs through the music is Galactic's ability to make tunes - even slow ones like "Liquor Pang" - into a Mardi Gras rave." - NY Post

Galactic is currently on tour, taking their dynamic one of a kind live show across the country.

Galactic Live Dates:

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
April 04, Byron Bay - Australia, NA
April 07, Indianapolis, IN, Music Mill
April 08, Madison, WI, Majestic Theatre
April 09, Minneapolis, MN, Cabooze
April 11, Cleveland, OH, House of Blues
April 14, Asheville, TN, Orange Peel
April 16, Memphis, TN, New Daisy Theatre
April 17, Tuscaloosa, AL, Alpha Tau Omega Frat
April 24, New Orleans Jazzfest, Jazz Fest
April 25, New Orleans Jazzfest, Jazz Fest
April 29, New Orleans Jazzfest, Riverboat
April 30, New Orleans Jazzfest, Jazz Fest
May 01, New Orleans Jazzfest, Howlin Wolf
May 02, New Orleans Jazzfest, Jazz Fest
June 01, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
June 02, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
June 03, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
June 04, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
June 05, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn Bowl
June 06, Agusta, NJ, Michael Arnone's Crawfish festival

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