Eminem — in his first full-scale concert performance in four years — Kiss, Jane’s Addiction and the Flaming Lips are among the headliners at the 11th annual Voodoo Experience music festival, taking place Halloween weekend in New Orleans. Widespread Panic was previously announced as part of the festival’s bill.
Organizers have announced more than 150 acts who will play on eight stages in three separate areas — named Le Ritual, Le Flambeau and Le Carnival — around the city.
Eminem’s appearance is the only full-length concert he’s announced in support of his chart-topping new album, “The Relapse,” his first set of new material in five years. It will also be his first full show since the Anger Management Tour 3 tour in 2005. The Detroit MC is planning to release another album, “Relapse 2,” this fall, but a release date has not been announced.
Eminem’s group, D12, will also perform at the festival.
Other major acts on the Voodoo Experience bill include Justice, Gogol Bordello, Wolfmother, Eagles of Death Metal, the Black Keys, the Pogues, Ween, Silversun Pickups, Ledisi, Janelle Monae, the Cool Kids, Meat Puppets, Mutemath, Q-Tip, Fischerspooner, Brand New, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Black Lips, Mates of State, All Time Low, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, the Knux, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, JJ Grey & Mofro, Alejandro Escovedo, Shooter Jennings, Down, Drive-By Truckers, Eric Church, Earl Greyhound, American Bang and Generational.
Among the Crescent City favorites taking part in the festival will be Cyril Neville’s Blues Revue with Tab Benoit, the Rebirth Brass Band, New Orleans Bingo! Show, Beausoleil, John Mooney & Bluesiana, the Preservation Hall Stars, Lil Brian & the Zydeco Travelers, the New Orleans Klezmer All Stars, the New Orleans Jazz Vipers and Walter ”Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmaster with the Dirty Dozen Horns.
Fuse will provide on-air and online coverage of the Voodoo Experience and will broadcast a one-hour special on Nov. 7.
Weekend tickets are available for $169, while LOA Lounge VIP passes are priced $475. Voodoo organizers are absorbing any surcharges this year. Information about the festival can be found at thevoodooexperience.com.