Posted in music | tour dates on June 23, 2009

Grupo Fantasma

"Grupo Fantasma (in U.S.A.) is an 11 piece latin funk orchestra from Austin, Texas. Formed in 2000 from the merger of two Austin acts, The Blue Noise Band and The Blimp, the band emerged with a sold out show at the former Empanada Parlour on 6th Street in Austin. The band is best known for their exuberant live shows and their recent association with Prince and his 3121 Club in Las Vegas. The band has backed Prince on numerous occasions, including his performance on the ALMA Awards in 2007, and often perform at his afterparty jam sessions." [Wikipedia]
Assuming it is actually still happening, you can add another band to the list of bands playing the Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn this summer. Oddly, Grupo Fantasma are on the same bill as HEALTH. All dates and some videos below...

Grupo Fantasma - 2009 Tour Dates
Jun 26 - Levitt Pavilion Arlington, Texas
Jun 27 - Threadgills Austin, Texas
Jul 3 - Josabi's Helotes (San Antonio), Texas
Jul 14 - The Marquee Tulsa, Oklahoma
Jul 15 - The Blue Note Columbia, Missouri
Jul 16 - Mad Planet Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jul 17 - Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Jul 18 - Concert of Colors Detroit, Michigan
Jul 19 - Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, Ohio
Jul 21 - Iron Horse Music Hall Northampton, Massachusetts
Jul 22 - Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 23 - State Theatre Falls Church, Virginia
Jul 24 - Floyd Fest Floyd, Virginia
Jul 25 - Hillside Festival Guelph, Ontario
Jul 26 - Williamsburg Waterfront Brooklyn, New York
Jul 28 - World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jul 30 - Grey Eagle Asheville, North Carolina
Jul 31 - Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 1 - Hi-Tone Cafe Memphis, Tennessee
Aug 8 - Tim's Porch Bee Cave, Texas
Aug 14 - Kilkenny Arts Festival Kilkenny, Kilkenny
Aug 15 - Pole Pole Beach Zeebrugge
Aug 19 - Sodra Teatern (Kagelbanan) Stockholm, Stockholms län
Aug 20 - Malmofestivalen Malmo, Skåne län
Aug 21 - Noorderzon Festival Groningen, Groningen
Aug 22 - Lowlands Festival Biddinghuizen

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