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We’re celebrating 25 years of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 1994-2018

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party

This is the most widespread Holiday Tour we’re ever done! We start in Colorado with a show in Fort Collins, then to California with shows in Poway, Ojai, Tracy and Santa Rosa. Then we’ll head up highway 80 into Nevada for a show in Carson City. From Nevada we’ll fly to the South and play shows in Macon, Augusta, Gulfport and Memphis. Then we’ll mosey on up to the Midwest with shows in, Milwaukee, Omaha, Cedar Falls, Dubuque, Jolliet, and Fort Wayne. Then the Party continues in the Northeast with shows in White Plains, Huntington, Beverly, and Uncasville. and just as a punctuation of sorts we’ll return to Nevada for one more party on December 29th in Las Vegas.

We’ve got plenty of Holiday Cheer to share with you all. Come join the party!


Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the December 18 engagement in White Plains, NY, at the Westchester County Center, has been cancelled. Refunds will be issued via your original point of purchase, either Ticketmaster or the Westchester County Center box office.


Thursday, December 6th

 Hargray Capitol Theatre

 Macon, Georgia 

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This will be our first trip to Macon Georgia.  And a trip that’s been a long time comin’.  Macon has such a rich music history, having been the hometown of Little Richard, Otis Redding, and the Allman Brothers. We’re excited to check as much of Macon as we can when we bring our Holiday party to the Hargray Capitol Theatre.  The Capitol Theatre opened its doors for the first time on November 10, 1916. Leather furniture with mushroom air holes under each chair provided a comfortable and quiet motion‐picture experience. The theatre screen was made of gold‐fiber, a modern answer to the problem of flickering on older screens. Admission was fifteen cents. In 1976 the Capitol Theatre closed its doors and was neglected for thirty years, soaking up rain water from a hole in the roof, sometimes serving various organizations, but never living up to the potential for which it had been originally built and for which it originally served, entertaining the citizens of Middle Georgia in a unique and grand style. The journey that restored the dignity of this magnificent theatre began in 2003 and culminated when the Capitol Theatre reopened its doors as Cox Capitol Theatre in 2006. Since that time, the theatre has become a cornerstone in the revitalization effort of downtown Macon and is once again a symbol of community, operating as a multi-purpose entertainment venue.  Hope you can join us.

For more information and tickets, click here


Friday, December 7th

Miller Theater

 Augusta, Georgia

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If this tour has any overarching theme, besides being a “Holiday Party,” it seems like the theme would be “playing beautiful classic American Theaters.”  And the Miller theater is a great example of that. On Friday, December 7th, We’ll bring the party to Augusta.  We’ve played there a few times with the Augusta Symphony,  but this time we’ll be hosting our “Holiday Party,” ourselves.  Built In 1938, the beautiful Miller Theater is a beautiful Art Moderne-style building that features  Italian marble terrazzo, black walnut millwork and a performance stage framed by fluted columns and hand-painted panels. Named after its founder, the Miller Theater seated over 1600 patrons and was the second largest theater in Georgia, behind only Atlanta’s Fox Theatre.

The Miller opened in February of 1940 with a sold-out performance of “A Night at the Moulin Rouge," beginning what would be a 40-year run as one of Augusta’s premier entertainment destinations.   The Miller Theater, which closed in 1983, has now been restored to its former glory and converted into a cultural center. The renovation project, which has spanned more than seven years and cost nearly $25 million.  Renowned for its Art Moderne style, it retains its iconic look but has now been upgraded to include modern amenities and technology.  This place sounds beautiful and we’re really looking forward to checking it out with you.

For more information and tickets, click here


Saturday, December 8th

Island View Casino

Gulfport, Mississippi 

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Can someone please explain to me what a fishing rodeo is?  Do you try to ride bareback on a Fish? Depending on the size of the fish and the shape of their dorsal fins, I would imagine, that they would be very uncomfortable to ride, and besides, what about the slime?!?  Well, apparently someone knows what a Fishing Rodeo is,  because Gulfport Mississippi boasts of the Worlds “largest” Fishing Rodeo. Perhaps Brett Favre can explain as he was born in Gulfport.  Anyone know Brett Favre? 

Gulfport also boasts of their Casino. The Island View Casino.  It was built on the former sites of The Copa Casino and Grand Casino. Both were located on a docked cruise ship and then a barge-based building at the Mississippi State Docks, but were destroyed in Hurricane Katrina.  Since then, Mississippi legislators changed casino laws to permit new casinos to be built on dry land and the Beautiful Island View Casino is the result.  Well, if you’re done riding a bucking fish and want to celebrate the Holidays at an awesome party, come see us at Island View Casino on December 8th. Just be sure to take a shower first, that fish slime might be horribly odoriferous   ;-)

For more information, click here


Sunday, December 9th

New Daisy Theatre

Memphis Tennessee


It’s been a while since we’ve been to Memphis. 15 years to be exact. And it’s time to do something about it. Perhaps we could throw a party! A Holiday Party! Perhaps one that is, I don’t know…. Wild and Swingin’?

We should definitely have a party on the main drag, on famous Beale Street. Wait, I think I know of just the place.

The New Daisy Theatre!

The New Daisy theatre opened in 1936 and has featured artists such as John Lee Hooker, Gatemouth Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Al Green, Sam and Dave, Bob Dylan, the Cramps, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Nirvana, Prince, Rufus Thomas, Justin Timberlake, the Cult and many others. Wow, this stage has seen a lot of history and legendary musicians! I have a feeling that this is going to be a great show. Especially since we’re all going to be stuffed with some delectable Memphis bar-b-que, and will be ready to work it off. Come and party with us and our bbq stuffed bellies.

For more information and tickets, Click here


Tuesday, December 11th

 Turner Hall Ballroom

 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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One of the loudest sounds we’ve ever heard was playing one of the tent stages during Summerfest back in 1998.  After we played the end of the set, and walked off the stage, the audience’s applause was so loud that we physically felt the air moving. It was like being pushed by an invisible wall!  It was incredible, and a moment none of us will ever forget.  Milwaukee has always been a special place for us. From the Rave and the Eagles Ballroom to Uihlein Hall to Summerfest,  we’ve had a blast in the good land.  The party continues on December 11 where we will be playing our 22nd show in Milwaukee!  This time we will be trying out a new locale. Turner Hall! Turner Hall  is a four-story  High Victorian building completed in 1882 that includes a five-story pyramid-capped tower.  The interior includes a ballroom with balcony level, restaurant and in german tradition, a beer hall. It is decorated with artwork, including rare murals by German immigrant artists. The history in this place is quite rich. So rich that it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1996. We’re excited to add another page to its legacy.  Come make history with us!  

For more information and tickets, click here


Wednesday, December 12th

Ramada Plaza

Omaha, Nebraska

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There’s a secret that Nebraskans have kept for a while. That Omaha is really cool.  And It seems, at least anecdotically, that their secret is still well kept. I get asked often,  “what are your favorite cities to play, and check out, while out on the road?” And often, I cite Omaha.  The response I receive, usually is along the lines of...



We first played Omaha in 1998 at Sokol Hall. And since then, we’ve been back, close to a dozen times.   It’s like a mini metropolitan utopia.  It’s not large or overcrowded, yet Four Fortune 500 Headquarters call Omaha home. So, it’s hip, and quirky, AND takes care of business. There’s a ton of good restaurants, and cool thrift stores.  Essentially, it’s a great place to spend an afternoon before a show.  Like the folks who live there, Omaha is confidently humble about it’s hipness.  They don’t like to brag, but I’ll do it for them, Omaha is cool. And a perfect place for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party-Train (or bus, as it were,) to roll through, as it’s scheduled to do on December 12th, when we play at the Ramada Plaza.   

Let’s make a deal Omaha, we’ll keep your secret if you let us keep shopping at your ridiculous vintage and thrift stores. 

For more information and tickets, click here


Thursday, December 13th

Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center 

Cedar Falls, Iowa

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They say you are what you eat, and if that’s true we’re all probably just ears of corn walking on two legs.   I mean, who doesn’t like corn chips, corn bread, corn tortillas, corn fritters, corn succotash, pop corn?  Heck, I like plain corn.  Corn on the cob, baby corn, blue corn, heirloom corn.  We’ll I guess we wouldn’t be able to enjoy corn quite the way we do if it weren’t for Cedar Rapids, Iowa , which  is one of the largest cities in the world for corn processing.  Well, my best guess is that when folks from around Cedar Falls aren’t planting, harvesting, or processing corn, they’re probably supporting the UNI Purple Panthers or perhaps checking out some music.  Well, apparently they have a very nice place to hear music . The Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center.  The GBPAC is a $23 million, 100,000 square foot complex that features three state-of-the-art concert halls. The Great Hall also has cutting-edge theatre technology.  Designed to echo the great European opera houses, the Great Hall seats up to 1,680 on three levels, complete with opera boxes. Its state-of-the-art rigging, lighting, audio systems and orchestra pit convert the hall easily from concerts to theatrical performances.  Wow, That sounds like an stellar place to have a party.  better yet, a holiday party! 

For more information and tickets, click here


Friday, December 14th 

Diamond Jo Casino 

Dubuque, Iowa 

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Player 1- “I’ll take “vowel locale” for $500 Alex….”

Alex Trebek- “It is the only state whose name starts with two vowels and ends with a vowel.”

Player 1 -“What is Iowa?” 

Alex- “That is correct” 

Player 1-I’ll take “Movie settings” for $500 please.”

Alex- “It’s where the The Kevin Costner flick, “Field of Dreams” was set. 

Player 1-“What is Dubuque?” 

Alex-“That’s also correct” 

Player 1-“I’ll take “Rail Tales” for $700”

Alex-“It’s the  shortest and steepest railway in the world. built in 1882 for private use, Less than a football field long and only 98 feet high.” 

Player 1-“what is the Fenelon Place elevator in Des Moines?” 

! buzz-buzz-buzz !

Alex- “No, I’m sorry, imaginary character in a band’s newsletter, the answer is, “What is the Fenelon Place elevator, in Dubuque Iowa” 

“It’s your turn, other imaginary character in an unnecessarily lengthy band newsletter.”

Player 2-“I’ll take “Gaming Naming” for $200 Alex.” 

Alex-“This Casino in Iowa features  1,000 slots, 19 table games, more than 200 nights of live entertainment each year at the Mississippi Moon Bar, a state-of-the-art bowling center, and five restaurants.” 

Player 2-“Oh, that’s easy Alex”, “What is Diamond Jo Casino in Dubuque Iowa. I knew the answer because I’m going to see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy on  Friday December 14th.” 

Alex- “ Wow, what a coincidence, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is my favorite band… besides of course the Back Street Boys and Insane Clown Posse.”

for more information about our show at The Diamond Jo Casino or tickets click here


Saturday, December 15th 

Rialto Square Theatre 

Joliet, Illinois 

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After the long distances we travel do to get from venue to venue it’s always a kick when we roll into town,  come around a corner, and “Big Bad Voodoo Daddy” is literally “in Lights”  on a beautiful marquee.  Even after twenty-nine hundred shows, that felling has never changed. 

And…I have a sneaking suspicion that this December 15th, the band is going to especially dig this particular marquee.  Here’s what they had to say when this beautiful venue was built: 

"Rubens Rialto Wonder Theatre"

– one of the ten most beautiful theaters in the nation. The building reflects Greek, Roman and Byzantine architecture. Above the main entrance on Chicago Street rises the grand niche – 100′ 1”

“When the doors of the new Rialto open tomorrow, Joliet will have one of the finest theaters in the United States, as experts say there is nothing to compare with it in any city of similar size, and it stands on even terms with the modern motion picture palaces of Chicago and New York.”

Joliet Sunday Herald News

May 23,1926

How’s that for a quote? In 2006, The Rialto embarked upon a $5 Million Capital Campaign to Polish the Jewel of Joliet. This special venue is as gorgeous as ever.  Hope you can join us at this very special theatre. 

for more information and tickets click here


Sunday, December 16th

Clyde Theatre 

Fort Wayne, Indiana 

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Did you know that Fort Wayne Indiana was instrumental in American sports? Fort Wayne hosted the first professional baseball game ever played on May 4, 1871. The Cleveland Forest Citys squared off against Fort Wayne’s own Kekiongas. 

Fort Wayne, is also the birthplace of the NBA. According to the story, Carl Bennet mediated the merger of the existing basketball leagues, the BAA and the NBL, to create the NBA right in the comfort of his own Fort Wayne home.

The actor John Wayne is named after Fort Wayne’s namesake, Anthony Wayne, a revolutionary war Army officer and statesman.  John Wayne was originally given the stage name of “Anthony Wayne” after the general, but Fox Studios changed it to “John.”

Fort Wayne is also home to the Clyde Theatre.  In 1949, Clyde Quimby commissioned architect A.M. Strauss to draw up plans for the Clyde Theatre at Quimby Village in Fort Wayne, IN. Opening in 1951, as a 1782 seat movie theatre, the Clyde was bustling with patrons as the regions premier movie house serving citizens from all over Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio.  In 2017-2018 $9 Million was invested to renovate the venue into a concert hall and event center while preserving most of the original art deco style of the original building. It sounds like a great place for a party. Come on by, maybe together, we can invent a new sports league. 

For more information and tickets, click here


Wednesday, December 19th 

The Paramount 

Huntington, New York

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We started playing the Paramount in Huntington, New York back in 2003, except then, it was called the IMAC or Inter-media Arts Center.  It  was a pretty funky venue at the time.  They had taken a mid size theatre, and put in shops in the bottom portion of the theatre, that originally was for the Audience.  

The former balcony of the original theatre was now the only seating for the theater.  Somehow the balcony sloped down almost to the edge of the stage.  The owner was a great guy and had a dog that could seemingly answer simple arithmetic.  “What’s 1+2?” and the dog would reply “Woof, woof, woof”  The folks that worked there were great and needless to say it was a unique place that we really enjoyed. 

Several years later, in 2011 the club was completely redesigned, into, what in my opinion, is one of the best designed venues we’ve ever played. Apparently Pollstar Magazine, the leading trade publication for the concert industry, agrees. They rated the Paramount as the  #5 best venue worldwide. Its layout and seating options are very innovative and include a large main upper level dance floor, fixed side loge-balcony seating, mezzanine seating and a skybar.  In total they can host 1573 audience members.  If that wasn’t enough they decided to build a v.i.p. founders room styled as a 1920’s speak easy complete with private areas and secret rooms.  Its layout is very advantageous to the audience and the back stage layout is equally advantageous to the band. We absolutely love this place, and you will too. 

For more information and tickets, click here


Thursday, December 20th 

The Cabot   

Beverly, Massachusetts 

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Did you know that the first ship commissioned for the US military, by the US Army (The US navy had yet to exist), was the armed schooner Hannah?  It was outfitted at Glover's Wharf and first sailed from Beverly Harbor on September 5, 1775. For this reason Beverly calls itself the "Birthplace of America's Navy"

Beverly has also been called the "birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution as the site of the first cotton mill in America.  Built in 1787, it was also the largest cotton mill of its time. 

Beverly also boasts of the  the world's longest running magician’s show at the former “Cabot Street Cinema Theatre.”

The “Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company “ran from 1977 through  2012.  In  2014, The Theatre reopened as a performing arts center, "The Cabot", offering a mixture of film, music, and performances. 

We just so happen, to be playing this same, renamed, magical theatre on December 20th.  We have a few tricks up our sleeves. Like making your cares disappear.  Abbacadabra!!   Prepare to be amazed!! 

For more information and tickets, click here


Friday, December 21st & Saturday, December 22nd

Mohegan Sun - Wolf Den 

Uncasville, Connecticut 

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If you live anywhere in the Northeast and haven’t heard of Mohegan Sun, you need to get out more often, my friend.   Mohegan Sun is a sight to see, it’s the third largest, casino in North America.  And besides its size and features, amazing restaurants and shopping,  it’s a really cool looking place.  And where else can you get an authentic Frank Pepe’s pizza and an authentic Bobby Flay Milkshake, and eat them in the same meal? We’ve played the Mohegan Sun every year for a while now.  However we missed it last year.  And let me tell you, we heard about it.  Let’s just say, the fans have spoken.  So we’re coming back on Friday, December 21st and Saturday 22nd to the wolf den to reignite the party that has become quite a cool holiday tradition.  

For more information, click here


Saturday, December 29th 

Orleans Showroom 

Las Vegas, Nevada 

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“Do you know what it means, to miss (the) Orleans? 

We do.

 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has brought the party to the Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas every December since 2012.  However we missed it last year.  It’s a great stage and a great sounding room.  The folks that work at the theatre, could not be nicer.  We’re looking forward to seeing them and hopefully you on the 29th of December. Come on out, you know you want to.  Come to the the Voodoo Party and stay an extra couple of days and bring in the new year in Las Vegas.  Sounds like a great way to wrap up the year and start 2019!

For more information and tickets, click here

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Together for over 25 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — famously named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins — has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, appearances with many of the country's finest symphony orchestras, and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to Superbowl XXXIII, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues it's decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music — America's original musical art form — and bring joy to audiences around the world.