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Live With Stanton: Galactic Tour Recap, New Drum Masterclass Events & More!

Hey SMDA Fans!

It’s been a busy couple of months of touring, teaching and working on the Drum Academy. Here’s what’s been going on!

Galactic Summer Tour Recap

Galactic just got off a long tour supporting Gov’t Mule and it was a blast! It’s always fun to reconnect with Warren, Matt and the rest of the Mule team. There were a lot of sit ins throughout the tour. We kept my drums up a couple nights and played double drums with Matt Abts and myself, one of those nights was in honor of Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday. The last night of the tour our crew were tossing water balloons around at each other and believe it or not Warren himself even tossed a couple!


I want to thank the thousands of fans who came out during the three week tour. It was great to see some old friends and I definitely felt like we made a few new ones as well.

What’s New With SMDA?

Now to SMDA… In early June I filmed another 18 Academy lessons! Those will be coming out soon as we finalize the edits and audio so make sure and login to the website often. The new lessons cover some of the specific topics that students and SMDA members have been asking me about (and I’m always looking to get more suggestions from you!). I can’t wait for everyone to see them and learn some really cool techniques!

Here’s a quick preview of a new lesson that I’m proud of:

Academy Lesson15 Preview from Stanton Moore on Vimeo.

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A September to Remember!

In just a couple weeks, I’ll be playing the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater on September 24th with Galactic. This is always one of my favorite shows of the year. To add to the fun, I’m also holding a special Red Rocks Pre-Party where I will be playing a solo show with a ton of special guests at Ophelia’s Electric Showbox in Downtown Denver on September 23rd. If you’re in Colorado I hope you can make it out to one, or better yet BOTH of these shows! Here’s links to more info and tickets for both shows.

9/23 - Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox - Stanton Moore w/ Special Guests - TICKETS

9/24 - Red Rocks Amphitheater - Galactic + Pepper - TICKETS


Stanton’s Mile High Master Class

On top of all of this fun in Colorado I am holding a small master class in Denver on September 23rd just outside Denver. This will be the perfect opportunity for you to have some face to face time with me and learn some cool tricks I have been teaching lately. Space is extremely limited so be sure to sign up ASAP by contacting SMDA member Kevin Lehman at [email protected] or calling 303-210-1038. The Master Class costs $75 or $50 for SMDA members.

SONO5 Drum Camp Announced!

Also, don’t forget about my 5th annual Spirit of New Orleans Drum Camp happening December 8-10. Camp attendees will enjoy three, 8-hour days of hands on drumming, for a total of 24 hours of specialized small group instruction as well as opportunities for private lessons with legends like Johnny Vidacovich and Shannon Powell. You will also be able to play with and learn with me in person! SIGN UP HERE (Space is limited)

As you can see I’ve been keeping myself very busy lately and can’t wait to share my new lesson material with you! Keep checking back regularly for more lessons and discussions, we have a lot of great material waiting to release!

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As always, stay funky!

- SM