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Published: 2009/09/08

Widespread Panic Confirm Fall Dates, New Archival Release and Thanksgiving Weekend Plans

Widespread Panic has confirmed its fall tour schedule. As previously reported, the band will celebrate Halloween Weekend with performances at Austin, TX’s Austin Music Hall on October 30 and 31, as well as New Orleans’ Voodoo Experience on November 1. The group has now added a number of West Coast, Midwest and Southeast show to its fall literary. Highlights include three-night runs in Los Angeles (11/6-8), Oakland, CA (11/12-14) and Milwaukee, WI (11/20-22) and two Thanksgiving Weekend shows in Charleston, SC (11/27-28).

Widespread Panic Fall 2009 Tour Dates

October 30-31 Austin, TX—Austin Music Hall
November 1 New Orleans, LA—Voodoo Experience
November 3 El Paso, TX—Abraham Chavez Theatre
November 4 Phoenix, AZ—Dodge Theatre
November 6-8 Los Angeles, CA—Orpheum Theatre
November 10 Reno, NV—Grand Sierra Theatre
November 12-14 Oakland, CA—Fox Theatre
November 17-18 Kansas City, MO—Midland Theatre
November 18 Kansas City, MO—Midland Theatre
November 20-22 Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theatre
November 24 Royal Oak, MI—Royal Oak Theatre
November 25 Indianapolis, IN—Murat Theatre
November 27-28 Charleston, SC—N. Charleston Coliseum

In addition, the band has confirmed that the fourth installment in its series of archival releases will profile the group’s September 8, 1997 stop at Club Soda in Montreal, Quebec. “We’ve gone north of the border and landed on a gem that not too many people were aware of at the time…or maybe even since,” band archivist Horace Moore explains. “Having played some traditional arenas and stages in the mid-1990’s, the boys find themselves back where it all began.…in a bar. Only this time, it’s in the 2ndlargest French-speaking city in the world….certainly a world away from Athens, GA. From the opening notes of “Heroes” all the way through the 4 song encore, however, the crowd makes the boys feel right at home. Whether you were there or have heard it since….you haven’t heard it like this.

“WP Sound Engineer Chris Rabold has once again dialed in the multi-track mix that puts you right in front of the soundboard and captures the energy that creates this show. Club Soda was a little out of the way for most….which was probably a good thing since at the time the capacity was only around 400 people. And after all, it was a Monday night…in Canada… and the fourth show in a row to open the tour. But sometimes and somehow, those easy-to-miss shows have a way of setting the energy just right so the band and the crowd have a little head start in finding the night’s magic. For those that made the trip, it was well worth the effort and they were rewarded. For the rest of us, our time is now. Well, almost now.”

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