AXIAL TILT - A Grateful Dead Celebration at Jazzfest in New Orleans! |
The Grateful Dead is a true American original. Born in San Francisco in 1965 and still creating music in various forms more than 50 years later, the Grateful Dead represents the most successful example yet of a band blending both rock and jazz in a live format accessible to -- and loved by -- millions.
The band's now-legendary multi-hour forays into musical exploration via in-the-moment improvisation became a beacon for millions of Deadheads who traveled millions of miles to spend thousands of nights with the Grateful Dead, experiencing their one-of-a-kind sharing of energy between band and audience.
We believe it fitting to celebrate this truly unique American original in much the same way we celebrate some of this country's most beloved jazz artists, and to share the celebration with folks who appreciate the Grateful Dead's enduring musical legacy as much as they do those of the greatest musical artists New Orleans -- and the rest of the country -- has ever produced.
Happening at one of the most beautiful and intimate venues in New Orleans and featuring some of the most well-known names in the extended Grateful Dead family, AXIAL TILT will be an all-out party in honor of the music, life, harmony, and spirit of togetherness inspired and Furthured by America's own Grateful Dead.
Stu Allen (JGB, Phil Lesh & Friends, Mars Hotel, CRYPTICAL) - Guitar
Rob Eaton (Dark Star Orchestra) - Guitar
Mitch Stein (CRYPTICAL, Groove Division, Mars Hotel, GATORATORS) - Keyboards
Robin Sylvester (Bob Weir's Ratdog) - Bass
Jay Lane (Bob Weir's Ratdog) - Drums
-- PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS --
Sunshine Becker (Furthur)
Charles Neville (Neville Brothers)
Friday, May 5, 2017 + Saturday, May 6, 2017
2 Nights -- 6 Sets -- No Repeated Songs
1 Acoustic Set + 2 Electric Sets Both Nights
10PM-3AM Both Nights *
-- ALL AGES!!! --
2-night VIP passes are available including both a limited edition Stanley Mouse original poster designed for these shows and a private catered reception with the band on 5/6!
We are thrilled to have the opportunity to kick out the Grateful Dead jams in New Orleans, and hope you can join us!
Stu, Rob, Mitch, Robin, Jay, Sunshine & Charles
A Note From Donna Jean Godchaux:
It is with a heavy heart that I must let all those attending this year's AXIAL TILT shows be informed that I am unable to come to the party this time. I have been experiencing issues with my throat and vocal chords that need some attention. A break from singing in the short term is in order to address the issues responsibly and insure that "my instrument" is not compromised longterm. I am delighted that Sunshine Becker (of Furthur) is able to step in, and who is more than qualified to fill the bill!
Please accept my sincere apologies. I look forward to celebrating the music we so love with you folks real soon, so "Keep on dancin' through the daylight, and greet the morning air with song" on my behalf!
* Given our shared fanbase, we want to mention that the 5/6 Voodoo Dead show at the Republic is a late-night show and actually starts after midnight (so technically on 5/7); music lovers can therefore catch most of both Voodoo Dead and AXIAL TILT beginning Saturday night if they wish.
NOTE: In true Grateful Dead spirit and given the intimate nature of the venue, we want to do all we can to insure that actual fans are in attendance, not scalper clients. Therefore, we have established a 4 ticket per purchaser per show limit (2 per purchaser for V.I.P. tickets), and decided to offer Will Call tickets only (so if you hear or see anyone trying to sell hard tickets, they're bogus -- please spread the word). Only the person actually purchasing the tickets will be able to pick them up at the venue (NO I.D. = NO ENTRY), and there will be *NO REFUNDS* (exchanges allowed at the door as long as the person picking up the tickets provides a photocopy of purchaser's driver's license, along with a note from the purchaser authorizing them to receive the tickets...so please plan accordingly, as there will be no exceptions).
By purchasing a ticket to this event, the buyer agrees to be filmed, videotaped and/or otherwise recorded for possible inclusion in webcast, digital download, DVD and/or CD release, and/or any other exploitation of the event without limitation or compensation of any kind, and agrees to allow organizers to use his/her image and/or likeness without limitation or compensation of any kind.
FINAL LINEUP SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS.
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Cafe Istanbul (View)
2372 St Claude Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70117