AN ALL-STAR FAREWELL CONCERT EVENT
Featuring: Aaron Neville, Art Neville, Charles Neville, Cyril Neville, Widespread Panic, Dr. John, George Porter, Jr., Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville, John Boutté, Anders Osborne, Ian Neville, Dumpstaphunk, Bonerama, Vintage Trouble
ABOUT THE SHOW
Saenger Theatre New Orleans, LA
On Saturday, May 2nd, an extraordinary collection of music stars came together for New Orleans’ concert event of the year, “Nevilles Forever: A Celebration Of The Neville Brothers And Their Music“, a farewell bid to a national music treasure. The farewell concert took place at the historic Saenger Theatre, New Orleans. Grammy Award-winner Don Was served as the music director and led an all-star band backing the performers at this incredible concert event taping.
ABOUT THE NEVILLE BROTHERS
Throughout their long careers as both solo performers and as members of the group that bore their family name, the Neville Brothers proudly carried the torch of their native New Orleans’ rich R&B legacy. Although the four siblings – Arthur, Charles, Aaron, and Cyril did not officially unite under the Neville Brothers aegis until 1977, all had crossed musical paths in the past, while also enjoying success with other unrelated projects: Eldest brother Art was the first to tackle a recording career, when in 1954 his high school band the Hawketts cut “Mardi Gras Mambo,” a song that later became the annual carnival’s unofficial anthem.
Both Aaron and Charles later joined the Hawketts as well, and when Art joined the Navy in 1958, he handed Aaron the group’s vocal reins. In 1968, Allen Toussaint put together a house band for various recordings that eventually became the Meters, which featured Art without Aaron and Charles. In 1975, the Meters backed the Wild Tchoupitoulas and enlisted Aaron and Charles for the recording sessions. In 1977, they officially banded together as the Neville Brothers and they went on to create music history with iconic albums and classics such as: “Yellow Moon,” “Sister Rosa,” “Mardi Gras Mambo,” “Fiyo on the Bayou,” “Live on Planet Earth,” “Brothers Keeper,” “Voodoo,” “Bird on a Wire,” “With God On Our Side,” “Hey Pocky Way,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Drift Away,” “Liza Jane” and “Big Chief,” among many others. For more information about the Neville Brothers, visit nevilles.com
NEVILLE FOREVER NEWS & PRESS
February 11, 2015 — On Saturday, May 2nd, an extraordinary collection of music stars will come together for New Orleans’ concert event of the year, Nevilles Forever: A Celebration Of The Neville Brothers And Their Music, to bid farewell to a national music treasure. This farewell concert will take place at the Saenger Theatre
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SAENGER THEATRE NEW ORLEANS
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015, 9PM CST @ Saenger Theatre 1111 Canal Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Creator & Executive Producer: Keith Wortman | Musical Director: Don Was | Executive Producers: Kent Sorrell, Reuben Williams, Marc Allan