DIXON – Tickets go on sale at noon today for a concert more than 4,000 years in the making: Here Come the Mummies, a Nashville-based funk/R&B band that performs in full mummy attire, will invade the Historic Dixon Theatre at 8 p.m. Sept. 27.
“We can’t wait,” Josh Albrecht, executive director of Dixon Main Street, said in a release announcing the show. “This will definitely be a night to remember at the Historic Dixon Theatre. The Mummies are a party band, and Dixon knows how to have a good time.”
The true identities of the band are shrouded in secrecy, but if rumors are true, the band is made up of numerous Grammy Award-winning musicians. The mummified get-up is believed to be used to hide any contract disputes with their music labels, the release said.
The line-up includes: Mummy Cass (guitar, lead vocals), Java Mummy (percussion, vocals), Eddie Mummy (drums, vocals), Mummy Spaz (keyboards), K.W. Tut (bass, vocals), Mummy Rah (tenor sax), The Flu (baritone sax), Teste Verde (trumpet), Ramses Mummy (bass), Bucking Blanco (trumpet), Midnight Mummy (baritone sax), The Pole (bass) and B.B. Queen (trumpet).
The high-energy band is featured regularly on the “Bob & Tom Show” and is best known for the songs “Pants” and “Dirty Minds.” They’ve also released eight CDs, including the recent “Cryptic.”
Go to herecomethemummies.com to learn more.
General admission tickets are $20 at www.dixontheatre.com, at Trein’s Jewelry and Venier Jewelers. or from Dixon Main Street, 815-288-2308.
A small number of reserved seats are available through a dinner and show package. A $35 ticket includes dinner at the Post House Ballroom before the show, and a reserved floor seat.
Those must be purchased from the Post House, 815-288-0892.