Voodoo Dead Supergroup Returns for 11th Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball & Tour

For the 11th consecutive year, CEG and Nolafunk will honor the spirit and music of New Orleans with the Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball & Tour. The four-show run will feature Voodoo Dead, a supergroup that has only performed New Orleans Jazz Fest late-nights in 2015 and 2016. This particular lineup features an unprecedented artist roster with Steve Kimock [RatDog, Rhythm Devils], Jackie Greene [Black Crowes, Phil & Friends], Oteil Burbridge [Dead & Co, Allman Bros.], Jeff Chimenti [Dead & Co, Furthur, The Dead], Wally Ingram [Sheryl Crow Band, Timbuk 3], plus special guest New Orleans-based Papa Mali [7 Walkers]. A New Orleans brass band will be announced in the next few weeks as a supporting act.

The Grateful Dead always had a special relationship with New Orleans. NOLA classics like “Aiko Aiko” and The Meters’ “Hey Pocky Way” became staples in the Dead’s live catalog. The band performed a number of shows recognizing Mardi Gras and had opening acts such as the Rebirth Brass Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and The Neville Brothers. Members of The Neville Brothers also sat in with the Grateful Dead on numerous occasions. Prior years of the Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball featured other elite New Orleans’ musicians including Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Anders Osborne, Jon Cleary, Dumpstaphunk, and many more.

 

This forthcoming tour will feature stops at The Hamilton in Washington D.C. for two nights (February 8th – 9th), then Irving Plaza in New York City (February 10th), and the Ardmore Music Hall just outside Philadelphia (February 11th). More special guests will be announced in coming weeks to round out this extraordinary bill that aims to celebrate the music of The Grateful Dead and more with a New Orleans twist.

A first round of pre-sale tickets for the 11th Annual Mardi Gras Ball & Tour have already sold out to Nolafunk email subscribers, but a second round of limited pre-sales will be available to CEG email subscribers tomorrow (Wednesday 11/23) at 11am. You can sign up for the CEG emailer at http://www.cegpresents.com/ to be sent the exclusive presale access code. Tickets will be available to the general public at 11am on Friday, December 2nd.

Voodoo Dead

11th Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball Tour
Show: Voodoo Dead feat. Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti, Wally Ingram, plus special guests Papa Mali & More TBA
Date: Wednesday, February 8th & Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: 7pm Doors 8pm Show
Venue: The Hamilton
Location: Washington, D.C.
Ticket Price: $39.50 GA Advance / $49.50 Reserved Seating Advance

11th Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball
Show: Voodoo Dead feat. Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti, Wally Ingram, plus special guests Papa Mali & More TBA
Date: Friday, February 10th, 2017
Time: 7pm Doors 8pm Show
Venue: Irving Plaza
Location: New York, NY
Ticket Price: $42.50 GA Advance / $57.50 VIP Gallery / $65 VIP Deck On Floor

11th Annual Nolafunk Mardi Gras Ball Tour
Show: Voodoo Dead feat. Steve Kimock, Jackie Greene, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti, Wally Ingram, plus special guests Papa Mali & More TBA
Date: Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Time: 7pm Doors 8pm Show
Venue: Ardmore Music Hall
Location: Ardmore, PA

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