Dr. John has cancelled a performance that was scheduled for tonight (February 5) due to an illness. The New Orleans music icon and his band the Nite Trippers were slated to perform at The Hall at MP in Brooklyn as part of the 10th annual NolaFunk Mardi Gras Ball. The show is also set to feature Davell Crawford, Empire Strikes Brass and DJ Cochon De Lait.
Dr. John & The Nite Trippers are also scheduled to play the same venue tomorrow night (February 6), this time with Crawford, Soul Brass Band and DJ Cochon De Lait. There is currently no word on whether or not that show will go on.
A post on Dr. John’s Facebook page reads:
Dr. John’s The Hall at MP concert tonight in Brooklyn has been canceled due to illness. He thanks his fans for their concern, and looks forward to making up the show at a later date.
Tonight’s cancellation marks the second time in two months that Dr. John has called off a show at the last minute. An intimate benefit show at The Willow in New Orleans was postponed at the last minute due to scheduling conflicts, though the performance was eventually rescheduled. It also marks the second time in two years that Dr. John has cancelled an NYC performance due to illness. The 75-year-old legend legend was rushed to the hospital in August of 2014 after cancelling a performance at the Central Park SummerStage.
The 10th Annual NolaFunk Mardi Gras Ball is one of many New Orleans-centric shows that are scheduled to go down at The Hall at MP this February and March. Other upcoming shows include Flow Tribe (February 12), John Papa Gros Band (February 20), Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen (February 24), Marc Broussard (February 25), Nolatet (March 16) and Bonerama (March 25)