In order to mark the band’s 10th anniversary, Galactic is proud to announce the plans for their “Ten Year Invasion” fall tour. The invasion will begin October 26th in Crystal Bay, NV, and will include stops in New York, Boston, Washington DC, and Las Vegas for the upcoming Vegoose music festival. Openers for the tour are as diverse as always with Lyrics Born and ALO each taking on different legs. This year’s special Halloween show, one of Galactic’s most anticipated annual events, will take place in Austin, TX, and with Mofro in the opening slot it’s sure to be a highlight on the fall tour. A longtime staple of the vibrant New Orleans music scene, Galactic is thrilled to hit the road to celebrate a decade of good times and great music. “We’ve all grown up together and learned so much,” says bassist Robert Mercurio. “We’re not only best friends, we’re like family.”
Although the fall tour plans remain intact, due to the current conditions in New Orleans Galactic must postpone their 10th Anniversary shows that were scheduled for September 9th & 10th at Tipitina’s. As longtime residents of New Orleans the members of Galactic have been particularly affected by last week’s tragedy. Although the band was on the road at the time of the event, they plan on doing all they can to assist in the recovery effort. They are currently exploring different options as far as benefits in which they can participate, and they will also use this time to work on their next studio album.
Galactic was born in the mid-’90s, after two Washington DC punks–guitarist Jeff Raines and bassist Robert Mercurio–relocated to New Orleans and found themselves intoxicated by the sounds of the scene that nurtured The Meters, Professor Longhair, the Neville Brothers and Dr. John. Armed with the rhythmic tradition of their adopted hometown, Raines, Mercurio, saxophonist Ben Ellman, keyboardist Rich Vogel, and drummer Stanton Moore have spent ten years tearing through venues across the world, leaving hordes of die-hard Galactic junkies in their wake. Weaving modern and retrospective styles into their own trademark jazz-funk-rock fusion, Galactic created a far-reaching canon–including six albums and countless live performances–informed by ongoing influence from a wide range of genres, including hip-hop, blues, pop, and electronica.
* All shows are on sale now through Galactic Ticketing
* Tickets will go on sale to the general public on September 10th
Galactic’s official web site: galacticfunk.com