Tickets & Information for FANGTASIA III featuring Aurelio Voltaire and DJ Jyrki in New Orleans

 

New Orleans' premiere summer vampire event returns on July 20th, featuring DJ sets by Jyrki 69 of the 69 Eyes.  "When I'm in town there's always a party," Jyrki says, "And at Fangtasia, it's public! Come on--New Orleans is all about partying and staying up in late. That's why even Led Zeppelin got their own plane: they always flew back after their shows to Bourbon Street! Fangtasia III goes until the dawn!" This year, Fangtasia moves from its humble beginnings at a nightclub on Decatur Street to the Howlin' Wolf in New Orleans' fabled Warehouse District--a massive concert venue just outside of the French Quarter. And this year, Jyrki 69 is bringing friends. 


On Saturday, July 20th at 8:00 p.m., Los Angeles deathrock legends Christian Death join DJ Jyrki 69 for an unforgettable evening of vampiric mayhem. Christian Death helped cement the Gothic sound that would later influence The 69 Eyes. Singer Valor Kand states "If you’re like me, you love New Orleans and have a morbid fascination with the dead--actually I mean the undead. So, come and join Maitri The Goddess of Death, my dearly beloved Jyki 69, and myself for a truly delicious evening over a bottle of Tru Blood."


Once again, Fangtasia is organized by Seraphemera Books comic author Kurt Amacker (Dead Souls, Tad Caldwell and the Monster Kid), who says, "I was born in New Orleans, and there's something about this city that attracts the dark--human and otherwise.  I've felt it all my life. Jyrki 69 knows it, too. With Fangtasia III, we're reminding people all over the country that, even during the summer, New Orleans never truly sleeps. It isn't just a city. It's a portal to another place. Now, Christian Death will help us get there."


Jyrki 69 readily agrees, stating: “Christian Death is a classic American Gothic band. They're scary as hell, so what else do you need to know? To see them live in 2013 and in New Orleans is a legacy show already!"


Joining Jyrki and Christian Death will be a cast of DJs culled from the top goth and industrial club nights in New Orleans and nearby Baton Rouge. Attrition's DJ Sneauxball will spin the best in Goth, dark dance, and industrial alongside DJ Lucifera of the New Orleans Witches’ Ball and DJ LostTwistedSoul of The Chamber.


VIP attendees will be offered an exciting opportunity before doors open. A limited number of ticket holders can join Jyrki 69 on a special walk through the shadowy history of New Orleans with French Quarter Phantoms and the notorious Lord Chaz Howell before Fangtasia begins. All attendees will be presented with a bottle of wine signed by Jyrki 69, and will be given access to Fangtasia at the Howlin' Wolf when doors open. Spaces are very limited.


“Looking forward, Fangtasia IV, V and beyond will captivate not only audiences, but also major vendors, retailers and corporate sponsors as this event emerges as the South by Southwest of the global vampire culture,” says Marc Juneau, owner of NOLAGraphics, which designed and launched the Fangtasia website: FangtasiaEvent.com.


Randal Tewksbury, Executive Producer with CS Productions which is working to launch the annual event to new heights went on to shed light on Fangtasia’s expansion to a week-long festival, “We are working closely with top international event professionals as well as major investors and are engaging the city of New Orleans, the Chamber of Commerce, the State of Louisiana and the exploding regional entertainment industry to create the next New Orleans based, globally renowned annual event. Fangtasia will eventually transform a portion of the relatively sleepy summer commerce season of New Orleans into an international SXSW-like festival with not only club nights, but also conferences, fashion shows, film & TV screenings, trade shows, celebrity events and a series of stunning VIP parties.”


Lead Producer Kurt Amacker reiterated, “Fangtasia III is just a glimpse of what’s coming next year and beyond. This is everything that Jyrki 69 and I have worked towards since he approached me in 2011. And now, we have an amazing staff with CS Productions, NOLAGraphics, and several others supporting it. I couldn’t have a better team of staff and sponsors.”


Fangtasia is once again sponsored by Seraphemera Books, Skully'z Recordz, Three Lords Tours, French Quarter Phantoms, Attrition, the Chamber, Dark Awakenings, Sigh Co. Graphics, and Nuclear Blast Records.  This year, Fangtasia is proud to welcome the participation of CS Productions, NOLA Graphics, and the Quarter Rat Monthly.