Eminem -- in his first full-scale concert performance in four years
-- Kiss, Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips are among the
headliners at the 11th annual Voodoo Experience music festival,
taking place Halloween weekend in New Orleans. Widespread Panic
was previously announced
as part of the festival's bill.
Organizers have announced more than 150 acts who will play on eight
stages in three separate areas -- named Le Ritual, Le Flambeau and
Le Carnival -- around the city.
Eminem's appearance is the only full-length concert he's announced
in support of his chart-topping new album, "The Relapse," his first
set of new material in five years. It will also be his first full
show since the Anger Management Tour 3 tour in 2005. The Detroit MC
is planning to release another album, "Relapse 2," this fall, but a
release date has not been announced.
Eminem's group, D12, will also perform at the festival.
Other major acts on the Voodoo Experience bill include Justice,
Gogol Bordello, Wolfmother, Eagles of Death Metal, the Black Keys,
the Pogues, Ween, Silversun Pickups, Ledisi, Janelle Monae, the
Cool Kids, Meat Puppets, Mutemath, Q-Tip, Fischerspooner, Brand
New, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Black Lips, Mates of State, All Time
Low, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, the Knux, George
Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, JJ Grey & Mofro, Alejandro
Escovedo, Shooter Jennings, Down, Drive-By Truckers, Eric Church,
Earl Greyhound, American Bang and Generational.
Among the Crescent City favorites taking part in the festival will
be Cyril Neville's Blues Revue with Tab Benoit, the Rebirth Brass
Band, New Orleans Bingo! Show, Beausoleil, John Mooney &
Bluesiana, the Preservation Hall Stars, Lil Brian & the Zydeco
Travelers, the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars, the New Orleans Jazz
Vipers and Walter ''Wolfman'' Washington & the Roadmaster with
the Dirty Dozen Horns.
Fuse will provide on-air and online coverage of the Voodoo
Experience and will broadcast a one-hour special on Nov. 7.
Weekend tickets are available for $169, while LOA Lounge VIP passes
are priced $475. Voodoo organizers are absorbing any surcharges
this year. Information about the festival can be found at thevoodooexperience.com