Before their breakout hit “Bartender (Sittin’ at a Bar),” Georgia-based band Rehab had a legion of fans throughout the Southeast. This group tripped effortlessly across musical genres with their hybrid of rock, hip-hop and country, to eventually establish a loyal cult following across the nation.
After spending a decade of performing more than 150 shows a year, Rehab has decided to bid farewell to the music world. Before they say their goodbyes, Rehab will be giving America one last taste of their music with a 49-city tour that will bring them to Soul Kitchen on Thursday, Feb. 27.
“Our fans have been so loyal throughout the years,” said Danny Boone and Demun Jones on the band’s website. “We are so excited to get back out there on the road and play the hits, as well as some of the new music that we have both been working on.”
After Rehab finishes this tour, Boone and Jones will continue on with individual solo projects. The Georgia group could not have picked a better time to say goodbye to their Azalea City fans, and this show should be one of the shining moments of the Mardi Gras season.
• Lagniappe has continued to update the public on the Jason Aldean concert at The Amphitheater at The Wharf. This show has evolved from a one-night event into a two-night extravaganza. According to a recent news release, Aldean will make history, as he becomes the first artist to perform three consecutive nights at The Amphitheater at The Wharf. With Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr lending support, Aldean will perform March 11-13. Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster at the box office at The Amphitheater at The Wharf.
• The line-up for Hangout Fest’s Thursday night pre-party has been announced. There will be a little something for all musical tastes for this warm-up for the world’s largest beach party. Girl Talk will be mixing and mashing up tracks for the crowd. He will be matched with a DJ set from Britain’s Bonobo. Indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club will also be appearing. Wolfmother will bring their classically influenced rock from Down Under to the Gulf Coast.
Those in attendance will get a taste of folk rock from Iron & Wine. Hip-hop up-and-comer Danny Brown will provide some verbal goodness. Dumpstaphunk will be representing the Big Easy with their jams. The party will start early this year with gates at 4 p.m. Tickets are on sale now through the Hangout Fest website.