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Blast from the past! Better Than Ezra at House of Blues Thursday 12/20/2012

Better than Ezra will be playing Thursday at The House of Blues as part of a tour to promote a series of shows that they will be playing. Have’nt checked up on this band in a while, but while looking up some of their music videos on their website I found this gem of a song, Rosealia. If the name doesn’t already make you swoon, Salma Hayek, who stars in the music video will. Love the song. It has all the greatness of a 90’s indie rock song without the tainted ness of the mainstream buzz that most of us has grown to hate. Cheers to Better than Ezra whose die hard fans will be sure to have awesome moments revisited very soon!

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[Band Press Release]

 

New Orleans, LA — New Orleans platinum rock stars, Better Than Ezra, announce their 3rd Annual Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras event taking place the final weekend of the Carnival season — Thursday, February 7, 2013 – Saturday, February 9, 2013. The inclusive 3-day Mardi Gras package gives locals and visitors alike the ultimate insider experience to the nation’s biggest party and a chance to celebrate Mardi Gras with Better Than Ezra as their host to experience the very best that New Orleans has to offer.

“Mardi Gras is an incredible time of year where both locals and visitors embrace the city’s music, food and culture head on,” says Tom Drummond of Better Than Ezra. “So in the Krewe of Rocckus 3-day event, we’re making sure to incorporate all of those elements into the package.”

Fan favorites Sister Hazel join long time friends Better Than Ezra for this year’s event and will perform the first of two nights of jam packed concerts.

Sister Hazel, the alternative rock band from Gainesville, Fla., has created its signature sound through the use of Southern pop hooks and country rock harmonies. Sister Hazel is known for recording hits such as “All For You,” “Champagne High,” “Change Your Mind,” and “Your Winter.” Their songs have also been featured in several movies and soundtracks including Major League: Back to the Minors, The Wedding Planner, and 10 Things I Hate About You. Platinum-selling “Somewhere More Familiar,” helped launch the band nationally, but fans can also expect to hear music from 2009’s album, “Release,” and their 2010 record,“Heartland Highway,” as well as new material the band is currently recording in Nashville, Tenn. for an upcoming release.

“We are thrilled to join our friends Better Than Ezra for their Mardi Gras event,” says Ken Block, lead singer of Sister Hazel. “They have packed in everything New Orleans has to offer into 3 days and give fans a chance to see what Mardi Gras is truly all about.”

The music doesn’t stop there as Emerson Hart of Tonic will also be joining the Krewe with a special performance at an exclusive KOR event. After storming the charts with debut album “Lemon Parade” and its monster hit “If You Could Only See,” the band released three additional studio albums (Sugar, Head On Straight and Tonic). Tonic has also been featured on a number of soundtracks including the lead single from American Pie, “You Wanted More.”

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The Krewe of Rocckus 3-Day Mardi Gras travel package includes:
• Welcome Brunch with authentic New Orleans cuisine and classic cocktails
• Second Line parade complete with New Orleans Brass Band and Mardi Gras Indians
• Private parade viewing stands for Friday night parades as they roll down historic St. Charles Ave.

Open bar, food and live music included.
• Private Cruise on the Creole Queen Riverboat to cruise the Mighty Mississippi

Open bar, food and live music included.
• 2 nights of jam packed concerts with Better Than Ezra, Sister Hazel, Big Sam’s Funky Nation and

more!
• Special performance by Emerson Hart of Tonic
• Packages including 3 Nights stay at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans; February 7, 8, & 9 are

available to purchase depending on hotel availability

Looking for new and creative ways to connect with their fans, Better Than Ezra debuted their inaugural Krewe of Rocckus Mardi Gras Extravaganza in March of 2011, which was hailed by visitors and locals alike as “the best way to experience Mardi Gras.”

“We found a lot of fans have never been to Mardi Gras or New Orleans so we created a Mardi Gras Krewe of our own for the fans to experience the Carnival season with us as their personal hosts,” says Kevin Griffin lead singer of Better Than Ezra. “Since music is the core of the event, Krewe of Rocckus seemed like the perfect name.”

Krewe of Rocckus hotel packages are available for single travelers and up to groups of four as well as locals only packages for those who already have accommodations.

For more information on Better Than Ezra’s 3rd Annual Krewe of Rocckus or to purchase a travel package, please visit www.kreweofrocckus.com.

 

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