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Published: 2017/12/30

Widespread Panic Kick Off New Year’s Eve Run in Atlanta

Charlie Timberlake

Widespread Panic returned to some familiar stomping grounds last night, playing the first of three shows at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre to close out 2017.

The evening opened up with a poignant cover of Talking Heads’ “Heaven,” a nod to friends and colleagues that have passed away this year, especially Col. Bruce Hampton. For several members of the band, last night was the first time they had played a show at the Fox since participating in a star-studded concert celebrating Hampton’s 70th birthday, a show that would ultimately end with the guest of honor collapsing on stage during the encore and later passing away.

The rest of the show featured a mixture of originals including a few early cuts, and the performance rounded out with an encore featuring the first “Dream Song” in over a year and “North.”

See the full setlist below, along with fan-shot video from the night. Panic return to the Fox tonight for round two.

Widespread Panic
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

Set I: Heaven, Climb To Safety, The Take Out > Rock, Walkin’ (For Your Love), I’m Not Alone, Jaded Tourist, Ride Me High > Love Tractor

Set II: Holden Oversoul, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl > Radio Child > Barstools and Dreamers > Jam > Impossible, Sell Sell, Goodpeople > Drums > Blight, Blackout Blues

Enc: Dream Song, North


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