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Endymion welcomes Foreigner in 2023!

With 10 multi-Platinum albums, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 80 million.

FOREIGNER is responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” “Dirty White Boy,” “Long, Long Way from Home” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is.” Audio and video streams of FOREIGNER’s hits now top over 15 million per week.
FOREIGNER’s founder is Songwriters Hall of Fame member and visionary maestro, Mick Jones. His stylistic songwriting, indelible guitar hooks and multi-layered talents continue to escalate the band to new horizons.

The Krewe of Endymion announces the entertainment for Mardi Gras’s Main Event, The Krewe of Endymion Parade and Extravaganza. The Super Krewe will roll down the streets of New Orleans and into the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for the mega-party on Saturday, February 18, 2023. Three-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker and FOREIGNER will headline the Extravaganza along with Party on the Moon, Groovy 7, and The Wiseguys, according to Ed Muniz, the longest running captain in Mardi Gras.

Rucker first achieved multi-Platinum status in the music industry as lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the GRAMMY Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish, who have sold more than 25 million albums worldwide including their Double Diamond-certified (21x Platinum) debut Cracked Rear View, which remains among the Top 10 best-selling studio albums of all time. Since releasing his first Country album in 2008, Rucker has earned a whole new legion of fans with four No. 1 albums on the Billboard Country chart plus 10 No. 1 singles at Country radio and 11 Gold, Platinum, or multi-Platinum certified hits. Rucker was inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member in 2012 and, in 2014, he won his third career GRAMMY Award for Best Solo Country Performance with his 11x Platinum version of Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel,” which stands as one of the top five best-selling Country songs of all time.

The theme of the 2023 Parade is Endymion Salutes the Poets. Signature floats include Papa Joe’s SS Endymion, Club Endymion, The ETV Float, which beams live crowd shots on a gigantic 20’ x 9’ LED screen, and the largest float in Mardi Gras, at over 300 feet long, is the Pontchartrain Beach, “Then and Now” carrying 270 riders.

For more information and to purchase tickets to the Endymion Extravaganza call the Endymion office at (504) 736-0160.

New Orleans Calendar of Events.

New Orleans Local is your best resource for the latest events happening around the city. If you like the theater, we’ve got you covered with all sorts of great safe events and lots of virtual events. Whether you are looking for festivals, parties, theater, charity events or events for kids, we have everything you need to be in the “know.”  Our Calendar of Events welcomes any organization or business to submit events and happenings – HERE – to help let our community know what is happening around town. Everybody knows about Mardi Gras, but do they know about the latest charitable event, local marathons, holiday events, or reveillon dinners? Submit your event with a great photo, so we can let people know what events you want to help to promote in the New Orleans area.  Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

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