2011 marks the 25th Anniversary for Widespread Panic, who, among many things, has become legendary for their live performances and loyal fanbase. To kick off what will be a year of joyous celebration, Widespread Panic has announced two shows on the original site where they first performed as Widespread Panic 25 years ago. The band will perform at the Classic Center in their hometown of Athens, GA on February 10th & 11th, plus a special February 14th Valentine’s Day show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, GA.
That core nucleus, with the addition of percussionist Domingo Ortiz later that year and keyboardist/vocalist John Hermann in 1992, stayed together until Houser succumbed to cancer in 2002. The group welcomed guitar virtuoso Jimmy Herring in 2006 and have remained an unstoppable force, breaking attendance records in major venues throughout the U.S.