POSTED: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 2:40pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 12:54pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE: Due to the change in time for the Spanish Town Parade, the Fishbone concert has been moved. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. with the local opening band set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Fishbone will then go on stage around 6:30 p.m.
ORIGINAL STORY: The guys who make up the California-based band Fishbone will get their fill of the Mardi Gras experience this weekend. First they’re set to perform a day show in Baton Rouge after the Spanish Town parade, then the next day, they’re set for two shows in New Orleans, and they will end it all in Lafayette.
Fishbone is a trailblazing ska/rock fusion band that began its career 25-years ago. Although often neglected by mainstream media coverage, Fishbone has been credited by groups such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers as influencers of their style.
A live performance by Fishbone is as intense today as it was when the band formed. At their last performance in New Orleans for the Voodoo Music Experience back in October 2011, the band thrilled the crowd with their high energy antics, such as crowd surfing off the stage, cartwheels, and all-around stomping good time.
Fishbone will first perform on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Manship Theatre located in downtown Baton Rouge at the Shaw Center for the Arts. Tickets for that show are $12. The performance will begin at 3 p.m.
The next day, Sunday, Feb. 19, Fishbone will make its way to New Orleans for performances at Tipitina’s Uptown with Trombone Shorty and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and the Blue Nile.
Finally, the band will end its Louisiana leg in Lafayette on Monday, Feb. 20 at Feed & Seed. The good news is they will then have off until the beginning of March.
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