Big Freedia @ BV-CMJ 2010 (more by Chris La Putt)

Big Freedia, who is currently on tour, recently appeared on HBO's Treme with fellow New Orleans bouncers Katey Red and Sissy Nobby. Treme takes place in New Orleans where the bounce music Big Freedia has become recognized for originated. She appeared on the Tim Robbin-directed episode two of the second season, "Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky," named after the Allen Toussaint composition of the same name. In the episode, Treme characters Davis and Aunt Mimi watch Big Freedia perform "Gin in My System" at the West Bank Club. Mimi then meets Katey Red in the club during the performance and walks off with her. Watch a clip below. And if you need a refresher on Bounce, read what Treme music consultant Alison Fensterstock has to say about it.

As previously mentioned, Big Freedia is stopping by NYC this week to shake some ass on Thursday (5/26) at Mercury Lounge with her tour-mate Javelin who is not playing the show Saturday (5/28) at Brooklyn Bowl where the billing is "BIG FREEDIA AND THE DIVAS with DJ RUSTY LAZER." Tickets for Mercury Lounge and Brooklyn Bowl are still on sale.

The Saturday night show at Brooklyn Bowl is a late one. The Deli's NYC B.E.A.F. show with Delicate Steve, Headless Horseman and Arpline happens earlier in the evening. The Saturday show is also one night before Freedia appears at B.O.M.B. Fest.

In June Freedia hits Chaos in Tejas in Austin. In July she was supposed to play some dates with Quintron, but Quintron's entire tour is now cancelled. All Big Freedia tour dates and videos below...

Big Freedia, Katey Red, and Sissy Nobby on HBO's Treme

Big Freedia, Katey Red, and Sissy Nobby in the trailer on the set

Big Freedia -- 2011 Tour Dates
Tue 05/24/11 DC9 Washington DC*
Wed 05/25/11 Sonar Club Stage Baltimore MD*
Thu 05/26/11 Mercury Lounge New York NY*
Sat 05/28/11 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn NY
Sun 05/29/11 B.O.M.B. Fest Hartford CT
Mon 05/30/11 Brighton Music Hall Boston MA*
Tue 05/31/11 Le Belmont Montreal QC*
Wed 06/01/11 The Garrison Toronto ON*
Thu 06/02/11 Shadow Lounge Pittsburgh PA*
Fri 06/03/11 Chaos in Tejas Austin TX
Sat 06/04/11 Pride Fest Salt Lake City UT
Sun 06/05/11 Do Division Festival Chicago IL Do Division Festival 2011
Sun 06/05/11 Empty Bottle Chicago IL*
Fri 06/17/11 The Bounce Belden CA
Fri 06/24/11 Post Modern Vancouver BC
Sat 06/25/11 Wildrose Beer Garden Seattle WA
Sun 06/26/11 San Francisco Pride Festival San Francisco CA San Francisco Pride Festival
Sun 06/26/11 The Public Works San Francisco CA
Thu 07/07/11 Russian Recording Bloomington IN Big Gay BBQ
Fri 07/08/11 Midpoint Music Fest Indie Summer Series Cincinnati OH
Thu 07/21/11 The Loft Dallas TX
Fri 07/22/11 Red 7 Austin TX
Sat 07/23/11 Super Happy Fun Land Houston TX
Fri 08/05/11 Sšdra Teatern Stockholm Sweden
Thu 08/25/11 Club Congress Tucson AZ
Fri 08/26/11 Brick Phoenix AZ
Fri 09/02/11 Social Club Paris France
Sat 09/03/11 Valtifest Amsterdam Holland
Thu 09/08/11 Hoxton Bar & Grill London UK
* w/ Javelin

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