Galactic will launch its third annual Freezestyle tour Jan. 15 in Ft. Lauderdale. The trek will include two hometown shows at New Orleans’ Tipitina’s during Mardi Gras, as well as the band’s first dates in Japan. Opening acts have not yet been announced for the run.
Prior to the tour, Galactic is slated to appear Jan. 6-9 on the Jam Cruise and Jan. 10-13 on Jam Cruise II. Keller Williams, Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade, Particle, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Michael Franti & Spearhead are among the other acts slated to participate. For more information on the sailings, visit the Jam Cruise Web site.
The band will wrap 2003 with Dec. 26-27 shows at New Orleans’ Tipitina’s Uptown.
Here are Galactic’s tour dates:
Dec. 26-27: New Orleans (Tipitina’s Uptown)
Jan. 6-9: Jam Cruise
Jan. 10-13: Jam Cruise II
Jan. 15: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Culture Room)
Jan. 16: Tampa, Fla. (Masquerade)
Jan. 17: Orlando, Fla. (House of Blues)
Jan. 18: Jacksonville, Fla. (Freebird Caf