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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.


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.