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Posted: Wednesday, 04 December 2013 11:09AM

Orpheus announces headliner for 2014

Cheap Trick will headline the 2014 Orpheuscapade.  The Krewe of Orpheus made the announcement today.

Organizers say the rock band should attract record crowds to the event at the Morial Convention Center on Lundi Gras, March 3rd.

Orpheus will announce celebrity monarchs later this month.

Earlier, the Krewe of Endymion announced Carrie Underwood will headline the Extravaganza at the Superdome on the Saturday before Mardi Gras.  The Krewe of Bacchus has announced "House" star Hugh Laurie will reign as Bacchus for 2014.  Bacchus rolls Sunday, March 2nd.

Here is the news release from Bacchus:

The 2014 Krewe of Orpheus signature black tie event, Orpheuscapade expects record crowds. With more than 5,000 performances, 20 million records sold, 29 movie soundtracks and 40 gold and platinum recording awards classic American rockers, Cheap Trick will headline the night's festivities. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Party Crashers, both Orpheuscapade crowd favorites, will also return.

"This group of diverse entertainers offers something for everyone," said Krewe Captain Sonny Borey, "plus, we are confident these high-energy bands will electrify the Convention Center on Lundi Gras."

Borey also noted there are more exciting announcements coming soon when the Krewe releases the names of their celebrity monarchs on Monday, December 23, 2013.

The Orpheuscapade will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on the eve of Mardi Gras, Monday, March 3, 2014. Ticket information: 504-822-7200 or www.kreweoforpheus.com.

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