DR. JOHN TO RESURRECT THE NIGHT TRIPPER AT BONNAROO
We are proud to announce a very special late night performance. Dr. John will resurrect his Night Tripper persona for the first time in over three decades for his performance at Bonnaroo. Dr. John is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. In the ’60s, he developed the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Night Tripper. Adorned with voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-gris, which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock, and Creole roots. The Night Tripper phase of Dr. John’s career, featuring his unique fusion of Mardi Gras jubilation and spiritual mysticism marked, altered and broadened the scope of popular music forever.
This special performance will be part of a New Orleans themed event that will also include Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk which features an all-star cast of some of the city’s finest musicians. The Rebirth Brass Band will also join in, lending their celebratory brass band sound to what will be an unforgettable night.