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Published: 2012/01/02

Galactic’s New Orleans New Year’s

As they have for many years, Galactic celebrated New Year’s Eve with a two-show run at New Orleans’ Tipitina’s. The New Orleans band’s New Year’s Eve show was a three-set marathon featuring a number of guest musicians. Steady Galactic collaborator Corey Glover (Living Colour) sat in for most of the group’s vocal numbers while trombonist Corey Henry (Rebirth Brass Band) played throughout the show.

Galactic’s New Year’s Eve shows are always late night affairs so it was no surprise that midnight fell during the group’s first set. At the stroke of midnight, the band busted into “Auld Lang Syne” and then segued into “Jet Airliner.” Guitarist Eric Lindell—who opened the show with his trio—also emerged for the latter song.

At the start of their second set, area hero Anders Osborne emerged for a three-song mini segment consisting of “Darkness at the Bottom,” “Lord is Waiting” and “Who Took the Happiness.” Harmonica ace Johnny Sansone also joined in for the segment.

Galactic has a big 2012 ahead, including the release of their studio album Carnivale Electricos. The group will return to the stage for a performance at Jacksonville, FL’s Freebird Live on January 5.

Here’s a look at Galactic’s NYE show at Tip’s

December 31

Set 1
Boban
Boom Boom (with Corey Glover)
Hey Na Na (with Corey Glover)
Baker’s Dozen
Auld Lang Syne>>
Jet Airliner (with Eric Lindell)
Balkan Wedding
Heart of Steel (with Corey Glover)
How Many More Times (with Corey Glover)

Set 2
Darkness at the Bottom (with Anders Osborne)
Lord is waiting (with Anders Osborne/Johnny Sansone)
Who Took the Happiness (with Anders Osborne)
You Don’t know (with Corey Glover)
What is Success (with Corey Glover)
Manic Depression
Bittersweet (with Corey Glover)
Shibuya

Set 3
Can I Be Your Main Squeeze
Garbage Truck
Night People (with Corey Glover)
Sunday Araq
Out in the Street (with Corey Glover)
Crazyhorse Mongoose
Quiet Please

December 30

Set 1
Ain’t What You Think
Cineramascope
Total Sestruction to Your Mind (with Corey Glover)
Out in the Street (with Corey Glover)
Goin Down (with Corey Glover)
Keep Steppin
Still Fly (with Mannie Fresh)
Kashmir (with Corey Glover)
Hey Na Na (with Corey Glover)

Set 2
Bongo Joe>>>>
Little Miss lover (with Corey Glover)
I don’t know, but it Sure is Funky (with Corey Glover)
Heart of Steel (with Corey Glover)
Black Eyed Pea
This is the Way We Roll
Break in the Road (with Corey Glover)
Never Called You Crazy (with Corey Glover)
From the Corner to the Block

E: Love Rears its Ugly Head (with Corey Glover(
Ooh Nah Nay

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