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Published: 2008/10/14

Widespread Panic to Play Rare Club Show

Widespread Panic will make a rare club appearance at New Yorks Fillmore at Irving Plaza on November 19. Tickets for the show—-a benefit for the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation—-will go on-sale Saturday, October 18. The jam-titans will be in the city to accept the first-ever Road Warrior award at the Billboard Touring Awards. As previously reported, the ceremony will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel on November 20. According to Billboard, the new award was conceived to recognize work ethic, steadfast dedication to touring year after year, and a commitment to the art and craft of live performance. The Allman Brothers Band and Bon Jovi will also be honored separately the Billboard Touring Awards.

Widespread Panic first performed at Irving plaza on November 14, 1992 and headlined the room four additional times before graduating to Roseland Ballroom in late 1995. The band also returned to the intimate club on June 13, 2006 to celebrate the release of the studio album _ Earth To America_. The sextets next headlining appearance will take place at Memphis, TNs Mud Island tomorrow.

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