Widespread Panic has announced dates for their highly anticipated fall 2010 tour after just wrapping up their summer tour. The Dirty Side Down Summer Tour just closed out a twenty-six date run in late July after the band hit all corners of the US. The tour included a record-breaking, three-night sell-out at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (which sold out in 7 minutes), three sold out nights at the Chicago Theater, festival headlining dates, a first ever performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, taped an appearance on National Public Radio’s World Cafe (airing August 20) and a blistering show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
After taking just a month off, Widespread Panic will begin their fall tour on September 17th in Morgantown, WV with stops in Atlanta, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland throughout the two month stint. In anticipation of their fall tour the band also announced that Widespread Panic will be celebrating Halloween and closing out their fall tour with three consecutive nights in New Orleans at the UNO Lakefront Arena. Widespread Panic, a second generation jam band, has over the years risen to the status of such road warriors as the Grateful Dead, Phish and the Allman Brothers, holding records in CO and GA amphitheaters for consecutive sold out shows over the years. Having gained a faithful fan base over the years, Panic plays approximately 250 shows a year and vows to never play the same show twice- typically playing by ear and never repeating set lists.
Following the May release of their 11th studio album Dirty Side Down (2010), a career high Billboard chart debut, Widespread Panic will release the two-disc/three-vinyl set Live In The Classic City II on September 28th, marking the ten-year anniversary of this monumental three-night run that took place in April, 2000 in Athens, Georgia. This show marked the first time Widespread Panic asked their fans, who are regularly permitted to record and circulate live performances, to refrain from recording these particular shows, to raise the anticipation and rareness of the release. Check back for Widespread Panic tickets right here at Ace!
Boston waterfront’s favorite outdoor amphitheater, the Bank of America Pavilion, is hosting all ends of the rock spectrum this week- beginning with Slightly Stoopid. As Sublime’s protégé, Slightly Stoopid was signed to Skunk Records while the members were still in high school, a young start for a band that’s making quite an impact on the music world by appealing to such a wide audience. A touch of psychedelic and acoustic rock with brushes of reggae, dub and punk rock, the band has become a staple to nationwide music festivals of all genres and performed sold out stadium shows over the years in Australia, Japan, Portugal and the UK. As a band best known for their nonstop touring schedule, this year is no different: beginning the month-long Legalize It 2010 tour with two nights at the Pavilion, July 22nd and 23rd alongside opening acts Cyprus Hill and Collie Buddz.
Next up, American jam band Widespread Panic will be performing on July 24th as part of their summer tour wrapping up at the end of July. With typical comparisons to “road warrior” bands like the Grateful Dead and Phish, Widespread Panic are also constantly on the go, having set the record for most sold out concerts in two major US arenas. The band released their eleventh studio album since the start of their career in 1988 this May, titled Dirty Side Down (2010), commemorating what will be 25 years together as a band.
Reviewer Bill Clifford calls the album, “a return to form and the band’s roots. It’s the strongest songwriting of the band’s career, an album of multi-layered textures that will provide for extensive improvisation in performance.” Although the band lost founding member and guitarist Michael Houser to pancreatic cancer in 2002, the band continued writing, recording and performing together, as was Houser’s wish. Not only are the ticket profits going to charitable causes, but the band is also hosting a food drive at the door, so make sure to have canned goods in tow. (more)
Its a busy time for Summer Concerts in Boston. Check out some upcoming shows below for great deals on some of the Summer’s hottest shows.
Feist – July 8, 2008 – Bank of America Pavilion
Tickets for this show are starting at half of face value. Get great Box seats in Section 1 are only $39 each. 3rd row VIP tickets in Section 2 are only $55 each.
Buy Feist TicketsBon Jovi – July 9-10, 2008 – TD Banknorth Garden
Don’t miss two chances to see one of the most popular live shows of our time. Balcony tickets for these shows start at $49 each. Loge seats closer to the floor are only $72 each. For extra savings use referral code: ‘Jersey’ when you buy your Bon Jovi tickets online and get $25 off your order.
Bon Jovi TicketsDropkick Murphys & Mighty Mighty Bosstones – July 10, 2008 – Lelacheur Park
This will be a great double bill for fans of Boston based music. These two hometown favorites are set for a nice outdoor show this Thursday night. General Admission tickets are $35 each.
Dropkick Murphys TicketsWidespread Panic – July 10, 2008 – Bank of America Pavilion
In the mood for a jam band this Thursday night? Check out Widespread Panic. We have great tickets in the 6th row, dead center for only $65 each (face value is $130). These VIP seats include parking at the venue.
Widespread Panic TicketsJohn Mayer – July 12, 2008 – Comcast Center
Rumor has it that John Mayer will retire after this current tour. Better see him while you can. We have great tickets for this show starting at $85 each. For extra savings use referral code: ‘wonderland’ online and get $25 off your order.
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