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Published: 2012/12/17

Widespread Panic Release 2001 Red Rocks Run

Widespread Panic have released their entire 2001 run at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The shows have been issued as the 14th installment in the band’s two-track live series, Porch Songs. Panic headlined Red Rocks from June 22-24, 2001. All three shows have been made available on CD, MP3, and WAV at

As band archivist Horace Moore explains:

The pilgrimages to Red Rocks have certainly been life-changing for both Widespread Panic and their fans. As fans, we seem to be innately aware of our great fortune of being able to continually fuel our dreams with great music, old and new friends, and the fantastic scenery of an incredible venue. Those trips are never complete though without at least one pause during the run to check in on reality and discover that…Yes, I really am at Red Rocks…and so is my band. Again. And I still don’t ever, ever, ever want to leave!

As always, keep in mind that when listening to these Porch Song releases, what you’re really hearing is a recording of what came through the house speakers the night of the show…so there is no post-show engineering opportunity to dial in each instrument and vocal to perfection as there is with the Widespread Panic Multitrack Releases. So, what you’ll occasionally find on these Porch Song recordings is a bit of digital noise, static and maybe even a quick drop out resulting from the onstage recording process and/or the ravages of tape degradation. For this release, we’ve selected a show that’s once again pretty damn clean…except for the third night where we had to cut the Pleas opener and deal with a couple of random spots later on…but to get there…as always, we’ve preserved what we could, doctored up what we’ve been able to…and, in this ongoing process, have refused to let a minor blemish or two prevent the spreading of this amazing music. So, sit back, settle in and let Widespread Panic take you on another incredible journey.

The shows feature the debut of “Don’t Tell the Band,” sit-ins by Luther and Cody Dickinson and an appearance by Cecil Daniels. The run also featured the first “Action Man” with lyrics and the band’s only “Boogie Chillen.” Panic has sold out Red Rocks more than any other band.


There are 6 comments associated with this post

TCinNYC December 17, 2012, 12:20:10

I was just in Denver / Avon & its amazing how much they love their Panic there. Excellent choice for an official release. Red Rocks is a special place indeed.

Jeff December 17, 2012, 13:30:31

There’s no WAV.

gary December 17, 2012, 13:41:57

My first panic RR run!!! WOW!!! :)

WillEd11 December 17, 2012, 15:50:01

Sweet jebus… I’m ready for a full on tour announcement. Dallas could really use some Panic. Spring? Summer? I really don’t care… just let me put it on the calendar.

dclubb December 17, 2012, 17:46:19

Great news on the archive release. Now, where are those tour dates! Dec. 30th can’t get here soon enough.

kevin p. December 18, 2012, 17:31:25

If you are reading this, and have never seen WSP...I just want you to know that they are the worst band ever to see live, so if they happen to announce some shows coming up this year…please don’t waste your time buying any tickets for any shows…then maybe I will be able to get some tickets myself;)

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