Widespread Panic will return to Nashville and New Orleans for a run of special performances later this year.
Announced on Monday afternoon, Widespread Panic will set up shop at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for a three-night run of acoustic performances on August 23rd, 24th, and 25th. Following their end-of-summer acoustic run in “The Music City”, the veteran rock band will then head to New Orleans for three nights of music at the UNO Lakefront Arena on October 31st, and November 1st-2nd for their annual Halloween celebration.
Speaking of New Orleans, the band was just down in The Big Easy where they paid tribute to Dr. John with help from local legend George Porter Jr. of The Meters during the second weekend of this year’s Jazz Fest.
“You can’t really make things happen, you can do as much as you can to put yourself in position to have a good show and to communicate well, and stuff like that,” WSP’s John Bell told Live For Live Music in a recent interview. “Beyond that, you set yourself up for a positive experience and then you also got to lose any rigidity you might have and fall into the music and see where that takes you.”
Tickets to the Nashville performances go on sale this Friday, May 17th, at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets for all three Halloween shows in New Orleans will go on sale beginning August 9th. Until then, fans can catch the band on tour throughout the summer months.
Fans should head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.