Widespread Panic revisits the Classic City, announces fall tour

Following the release of their acclaimed 11th studio album Dirty Side Down (career high Billboard chart debut), Widespread Panic and ATO Records will release the two-disc/three-vinyl set Live In The Classic City II on September 28th. 2010 marks the ten-year anniversary of this monumental three-night run that took place on April 1-3, 2000 at the Classic Center Theater in Athens, Georgia. These recordings are also significant because they mark 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. Live In The Classic City II will mark the first time that these performances have been made available, and even heard if you weren’t there.

Live In The Classic City II includes special guests Mike Mills (R.E.M.), percussionist Arvin Scott, producer John Keane and vocalists Daniel Hutchens and Anne Richmond Boston. Chosen from the same set of dates, Live In The Classic City I was released in 2002 and went on to sell over 100,000 copies. The collection featured special guests such as Bill Berry (R.E.M.), Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones), Randall Bramblett (Traffic, Steve Winwood), Col. Bruce Hampton, and Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers).

Widespread Panic has announced dates for their much-anticipated fall tour. The tour begins on September 17th in Morgantown, WV and includes stops in Atlanta, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Oakland and ends with a three-night stand in New Orleans, LA that includes their annual Halloween bash. Widespread Panic’s Dirty Side Down Summer Tour included a record-breaking, three-night sell out at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheater (in 7 minutes), three sold out nights at the Chicago Theater, festival headlining dates, a performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, taped an appearance on National Public Radio’s World Café (airing August 17) and a blistering show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

WIDESPREAD PANIC 2010 FALL TOUR DATES

DATE             VENUE                                                   CITY/STATE
Sept. 17         West Virginia University Coliseum            Morgantown, WV
Sept. 18         Charlottesville Pavilion                            Charlottesville, VA
Sept. 19         Pier Six Pavilion                                      Baltimore, MD
Sept. 21         PNG Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center    Cincinnati, OH
Sept. 23         Centerstage Live                                     Atlanta, GA **Annual ‘Tunes For Tots’ Benefit
Sept. 24         Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                 Alpharetta, GA
Sept. 25         Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                 Alpharetta, GA

Sept. 28         Leon County Civic Center                         Tallahassee, FL
Sept. 30         The Fillmore Miami Beach                         Miami, FL

Oct. 1             St. Augustine, Amphitheater                    St. Augustine, FL

Oct. 2             Patriot’s Point                                         Charleston, SC
Oct. 4             The Ryman Auditorium                            Nashville, TN

Oct. 5             The Ryman Auditorium                            Nashville, TN

Oct. 6             The Ryman Auditorium                            Nashville, TN

Oct. 8             Midland Theater                                      Kansas City, MO
Oct. 9             The Riverside Theater                              Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 10           The Riverside Theater                              Milwaukee, WI
Oct. 13           The Rail Events Center                             Salt Lake City
Oct. 15           Fox Theater                                             Oakland, CA
Oct. 16           Fox Theater                                             Oakland, CA
Oct 17            Fox Theater                                             Oakland, CA
Oct. 19           Grand Sierra Theater                                Reno, NV
Oct. 20           Grand Sierra Theater                                Reno, NV
Oct. 22           The Greek Theater                                    Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 23           The Joint at The Hard Rock Cafe                 Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 24           Open Sky Theater at Harrah’s                    Valley Center, CA
Oct. 27           Verizon Theater                                        Grand Prairie, TX
Oct. 29           Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena                       New Orleans, LA
Oct. 30           Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena                       New Orleans, LA
Oct. 31           Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena                       New Orleans, LA

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