UPDATE: the band has been forced to reschedule their Fillmore NOLA opening run “due to band member injury” and this event has now been fully cancelled. :(

The will be helping to open up the newest incarnation of The Fillmore in New Orleans, and to celebrate this kickoff, the band have assembled their and Broken Hearts Social Club Parade to roll Feb. 14 kicking off the grand opening weekend of at Harrah’s Casino. While the press release said this makes the band the first in history to lead its own parade through downtown , that can’t be true — even has their own — we’re still excited to see this happen.

The band will be performing two sold-out shows at Feb. 15 and 16 to inaugurate the venue opening, and if you’re in the area you’ll probably want to drop in and catch these shows. We’re seeing they’ll be welcoming friends like  and Orleans Ave, and , with Krewes Camel Toe Steppers and Rolling Elvi joining Alice Harte Marching Band, Luther King Marching Band and many others for this parade party, so I’m guessing some of those artists will be showing up on the two night run at the , too.

And ooooh … “limited edition and throws will be flying as the parade rolls.”

Parade route starts at 7 p.m. on Howard Ave, proceeds past Lee Circle, down St. Charles Avenue, then hits Canal Street to end at The Fillmore entrance at Harrah’s Casino.

The Krewe du Foo and the Broken Hearts Social Club Parade will conclude at Harrah’s . Nightclub will host the official post-parade party, “Broken Hearts Social” on Valentine’s Day evening. This is a free concert featuring , and play the next two nights.

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