Dr. John, a six-time Grammy Award-winning musician and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee will bring a bit of New Orleans to the Saenger Theatre on September 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for this performance will go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 14 at 10 a.m. at the Saenger Theatre box office, charge by phone by calling 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Known throughout the world as the embodiment of New Orleans musical legacy, Dr. John is a true icon in American culture. His colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford.
In addition to his six Grammy wins (1989, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2013), he has received six other Grammy nominations over the years. In 2007 he was nominated for “Sippiana Hericane,” his Hurricane Katrina benefit disc. After Hurricane Katrina Dr. John immediately stepped up to the plate with generous relief fund-raising concerts and recordings. In 2007 he was also inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame. In 2008 he released “City That Care Forgot,” winning him a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album. His latest album “Locked Down,” released in 2012 with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys also won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
In 2013 Dr. John was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tulane University. Dr. John is currently hard at work completing an album in tribute to Louis Armstrong called “Ske-Dat-De-Dat…The Spirit of Satch,” which is scheduled to be released on August 19.
Dr. John said he talks with Mayor Ashton Hayward on a daily basis about ways to improve music within city limits. “It’s good to have a Mayor as committed to cover band reduction as we are,” John said.
EVENT DETAILS AT A GLANCE:
Date: September 18, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Who: Dr. John and the Nite Trippers
On-sale to the public: August 14 @ 10 a.m.
Ticket prices: $79, $55, $49 *plus applicable service charge
Where to purchase: Saenger Theatre box office, 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com