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Published: 2011/05/09

Galactic Continues New Orleans Run

The members of Galactic first bonded with Living Colour’s Corey Glover at New York’s Irving Plaza in 2004. The musicians have collaborated with increased regularity over the past few years and Glover recently did a stretch of shows with the band as one if its vocalists. This past Thursday Glover also joined Galactic in New Orleans for a coveted performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Fairgrounds. Glover sang with the band during its set on the huge Acura stage. New Orleans percussionist Mike Dillon also sat in with the group throughout its set.

In addition, Galactic made a last minute appearance at New Orleans’ One Eyed Jacks Saturday night. The band announced the extreme underplay via Twitter hours before the show. The late night show also featured a slew of guests, including vocalist/percussionist Cyril Neville, guitarist Jonathan Freilich and keyboardist Robert Walter, among others. After playing some festivals, Galactic will return to New Orleans for a free show as part of the Wednesday at the Square series on June 8.

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