Widespread Panic got started on their 2021 tour a little early on Thursday with a Tunes for Tots benefit show at Denver’s Mission Ballroom ahead of their three-night, tour-opening run at Red Rocks this weekend.

The Mission Ballroom Tunes for Tots show raised money to support music education on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home to approximately 30,000 people of the Oglala Lakota Nation.

Even beyond raising money for musical instruments and scholastic music programs for the underserved youths on the Pine Ridge Reservation, Thursday’s Widespread Panic show arrived with particular significance: it marked the band’s first live show since they closed out a five-night run in New York just weeks before the pandemic brought live music to a halt for over a year.

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Below, you can check out the setlist and a selection of videos from the Widespread Panic Mission Ballroom Tunes for Tots show.

Panic’s extensive schedule of 2021 tour dates—and our Panic tour coverage—kicks off in earnest this weekend with a sold-out, three-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.

For information on how to watch webcasts of Widespread Panic’s Red Rocks run, click here.


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Widespread Panic – “Wondering” – 6/24/21

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Widespread Panic – “From The Cradle” – 6/24/21

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Setlist [via PanicStream]: Widespread Panic | Mission Ballroom | Denver, CO | 6/24/21 

Set One: Wonderin’, Goin’ Out West (Tom Waits) > Hatfield > Party At Your Mama’s House > Ribs And Whiskey, Heart Of Gold (Neil Young) > This Part Of Town, Visiting Day > Knockin’ Around The Zoo (James Taylor)

Set Two: From The Cradle > Don’t Wanna Lose  You > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Sleepy Monkey > You Got Yours, There Is A Time (The Dillards), B of D, Surprise Valley > Hope In A Hopeless World (Pop Staples) > Surprise Valley, Action Man

Encore: Vampire Blues (Neil Young), Honey Bee (Tom Petty)

Notes: The Thursday performance at the Mission Ballroom was a Tunes for Tots benefit show preceding the band’s three-night, tour-opening run at Red Rocks on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.