Galactic Confirms Multiple Jazz Fest Performances
Galactic will keep busy during Jazz Fest this April. In addition to an afternoon set at the Fairgrounds Race Course on April 29, the New Orleans-natives will offer a pair of late-night performances at Tipitina’s Uptown on April 27 and 29. Since Katrina, Galactic has used its national fanbase to keep the city’s collaborative spirit alive, bringing a number of prominent Big Easy musicians on the road. Last night, the funk quintet also backed New Orleans-based rapper Juvenile for a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
In other Galactic news , bassist Robert Mercurio and guitarist Jeff Raines have confirmed that they will perform with Simon Lott and Brian Coogan on March 17 at Baton Rouge, LA’s Sogo Live and March 18 at New Orleans’ Le Bon Temps Roule. Galactic’s tour resumes on March 29, 2006 at Augusta, GA’s The Mission.