After spending much of 2010 playing with their other bands, Art Neville, George Porter, Jr., Ian Neville and Russell Batiste plan to focus on the funky Meters in 2011. The New Orleans musicians have already confirmed a number of dates around the globe, including the funky Meters’ first appearance in New Zealand. Art Neville, Porter and Batiste will also reunite with former funky Meters guitarist Brian Stoltz for a show at New Orleans’ Tipitina’s on January 14. The performance will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the historic club.

funky Meters’ 2011 shows

January 14 New Orleans, LA—Tipitina’s
February 15-17 Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Bowl
April 15 Auckland, NZ—Powerstation
April 16 Melbourne, AUS—HiSense Stadium (with BB King)
April 17 Melbourne, AUS—The Corner
April 20 Sydney, AUS—The Metro
April 21 Byron Bay, AUS—Byron Bay Blues Festival
April 22 Byron Bay, AUS—Byron Bay Blues Festival
November 12 Live Oak, FL—Bear Creek Music Festival