MUSIC NEWS - Eminem, KISS, Jane’s Addiction, Widespread Panic, The Flaming Lips, Justice- Join them (and others) this Halloween in New Orleans for VOODOO EXPERIENCE 2009. Over 150 artists are confirmed for this year’s VOODOO EXPERIENCE which runs Friday, October 30, Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1. The 11th annual VOODOO EXPERIENCE, and the third to coincide exactly with Halloween--will once again celebrate music, as well as New Orleans’ bohemian culture, arts and cuisine in City Park, in the shadow of the New Orleans Museum of Art
This year’s line-up will be anchored by performances from Eminem--in his first full performance in over four years and only scheduled concert of 2009--and KISS. They’ll join the reunited Jane’s Addiction, with all of the original members, along with the previously announced Widespread Panic who’ll perform as part their annual Halloween tradition (1997-2002) of live shows in the city.
Three distinct performance areas--Le Ritual, Le Flambeau and Le Carnival--and eight stages each highlight a unique side of the personality of New Orleans. The 2009 VOODOO EXPERIENCE line-up is as follows (with day-to-day schedules to be announced this fall):
KISS; Eminem; Jane’s Addiction; Widespread Panic; The Flaming Lips; Justice; Gogol Bordello; Wolfmother; Eagles of Death Metal; The Black Keys; The Pogues; Ween; Silversun Pickups; Janelle Monae; The Cool Kids; Meat Puppets; Mutemath; Q-Tip; Fischerspooner; Brand New; D12; American Bang; Generational; Earl Greyhound; Squirrel Nut Zippers; Black Lips; Mates of State; All Time Low; Robert Randolph & the Family Band; The Knux; George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic; JJ Grey & Mofro; Alejandro Escovedo; Shooter Jennings; Down; Drive-By Truckers; Eric Church; Ledisi; Rebirth Brass Band, New Orleans Bingo! Show; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave All Stars; Big Sam’s Funky Nation; Benjy Davis Project; Papa Grows Funk; DJ Soul Sister; Rotary Downs; Andrew Duhon & The Lonesome Crows; MarchFourth Marching Band, Amanda Shaw; Cyril Neville’s Blues Revue with Tab Benoit, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Sansone; Beausoleil; John Mooney & Bluesiana; Quintron & Miss Pussycat; Fleur De Tease; Suplecs; Little Freddie King; Preservation Hall Stars with Special Guests; The Happy Talk Band; Lil Brian and the Zydeco Travelers; Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship?; Ratty Scurvics; Mynameisjohnmichael; Loose Marbles; Luke Winslow King; Dan Dyer; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & The Roadmaster with the Dirty Dozen Horns; New Orleans Klezmer All Stars; Glasgow; Leroy Jones Group; Mas Mamones; Zydepunks; White Bitch; The Vettes; Lucy’s Walk; Erick Baker; Sarah Quintana; TBC Brass Band; Bones; Legends to Nancy; Leo Jackson and the Melody Clouds; Brother Taisuke Mass Choir; Leroy Jones Group Katey Red, Big Freedia, Sissy Nobby with DJ Papa.
For a limited time, three-day weekend tickets are $169, ALL IN with no additional fees; LOA Lounge VIP pass are $475, ALL IN with no additional fees and are available thru Ticketmaster.com and the VooDoo Experience.com.