Galactic, Into the Deep album cover artwork. Image by: Galacticfunk.com
Galactic, Into the Deep album cover artwork. Image by: Galacticfunk.com

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Galactic, New Orleans musicians and producers, are previewing Into the Deep, the band’s eighth studio album with a single titled ‘Does It Really Make a Difference’ with Mavis Staples on vocals.

Jazz connoisseurs will want to check out Galactic’s Into the Deep pledge campaign to access interactive merchandise from the band. The album drops on Friday, July 17.

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*Galactic and Macy Gray will be performing an in-studio session for KEXP in Seattle! The performance will air on Tuesday July 21st at 12:00pm PST on 90.3 FM in Seattle and will stream live on www.KEXP.org.

Robert Mercurio, bassist for the group takes the lead with ‘Does It Really Make a Difference’ along with the vocals by Staples.

The relaxed groove reminded me of Motown. It filled my heart with joy to hear Ben Ellman’s soft and embracing saxophone on the track.

The band is currently on a world tour with recent stops at JazzFest, Hangout Music Festival and several festival stops. Their upcoming tour includes performance at the Lockn’ Music Festival, North Coast Music Festival, a 4-night residency at Brooklyn Bowl in New York, as well a set at the Fuji Rock Festival.


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Summer/Fall Tour Dates

July 11                                              The Levitate Music Festival                                 Marshfield, MA
July 17                                            The Pemberton Music Festival                         Pemberton, Canada
July 18                                                   Sioux Falls Jazz Fest                                       Sioux Falls, SD
July 25                                                     Fuji Rock Festival                                           Niigata, Japan
August 9                                           Summer Meltdown Festival                                 Darrington, WA
August 12                                                  Brooklyn Bowl                                             Brooklyn, NY
August 13                                                  Brooklyn Bowl                                             Brooklyn, NY
August 14                                                  Brooklyn Bowl                                             Brooklyn, NY
August 15                                                  Brooklyn Bowl                                             Brooklyn, NY
August 16                                              Ridgefield Playhouse                                       Ridgefield, CT
August 18                                                 The Chicken Box                                         Nantucket, MA
August 19                                                 The Chicken Box                                         Nantucket, MA
August 20                                             Infinity Hall Hartford                                          Hartford, CT
August 27                                         Bourbon Street Music Club                                    Sao Paulo, SP
August 29                                                 Fest Bossa & Jazz                                                  Natal, RG
August 30                                            Bourbon Street Festival                                       Sao Paolo, SP
September 5                                      North Coast Music Festival                                       Chicago, IL
September 10                                        Lockn’ Music Festival                                       Arrington, VA
September 12                                          Big Solls BBQ Jam                                       Timonium, MD
September 16                                   Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival                               Fredericton, NB
September 19                                      Red Rocks Amphitheatre                                      Morrison, CO
September 20                                             Belly Up Aspen                                                 Aspen, CO
September 26                                               The Landing                                          New Orleans, LA
September 27                                               The Landing                                          New Orleans, LA
October 2                                     Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival                                Live Oak, FL
October 3                                     Bear Creek Music & Arts Festival                                Live Oak, FL
October 10                                               Mountain Winery                                            Saratoga, CA
November 5                                              Granada Theater                                                 Dallas, TX
November 6                                                  Stubbs BBQ                                                    Austin, TX
November 7                                               House of Blues                                               Houston, TX
November 10                                                Duling Hall                                                  Jackson, MS
November 11                                           WorkPlay Theatre                                      Birmingham, AL
November 12                                            The Orange Peel                                            Asheville, NC
November 13                                             Georgia Theatre                                                Athens, GA
November 14                                           Variety Playhouse                                              Atlanta, GA
January 6                                                    Jam Cruise 14                                                   Miami, FL
January 7                                                    Jam Cruise 14                                                   Miami, FL
January 8                                                    Jam Cruise 14                                                   Miami, FL
January 9                                                    Jam Cruise 14                                                   Miami, FL
January 10                                                  Jam Cruise 14                                                   Miami, FL
January 11                                                  Jam Cruise 14                                                   Miami, FL
January 22                                                 Jannus Landing                                      St. Petersburg, FL
January 23                                                     Revolution                                         Ft. Lauderdale, FL
March 18                                                       9:30 Club                                              Washington, DC
March 19                                                       9:30 Club                                              Washington, DC
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