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Widespread Panic Concert

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 7:30p

After 27 years, Widespread Panic (John Bell, Dave Schools, Todd Nance, John “Jojo” Hermann, Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz and Jimmy Herring) is as strong as ever. After a triumphant return to the stage in Charlotte for New Years, the band is tuned up and ready for more shows. This is a food drive event.

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One of the many neo-hippie jam bands inheriting the road-warrior mantle left behind by the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic established a devout grassroots following on the strength of constant touring and a loose, rootsy brand of Southern rock informed by jazz and blues textures....
Location & Nearby Info
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park
2200 Encore Pkwy.
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(404) 733-5010
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(no rating) Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 - accessAtlanta - Melissa Ruggieri, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Yes, it’s been a long, strange trip for the renowned band, which has only sold about 3 million albums, but, like other jam bands of its esteemed status, packs hundreds of thousands of fans every year into its live shows.

To wit: The group holds the record for the most sellouts at Philips Arena (17) and Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado (35).

Throughout the decades, Widespread Panic has coped with the usual minor headaches of band marriages, but also, in 2002, a devastating loss: the death of guitarist Houser from pancreatic cancer.

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(no rating) Saturday, April 27, 2013 - accessAtlanta - Melissa Ruggieri

After taking a break from touring – save a handful of completely unplugged shows last year – Panic is back, and on Friday (and again Saturday), they’re playing just outside metro Atlanta, the city that most of them refer to as a musical “home.”

About 30 minutes before Friday’s two-set show that spanned more than 2 ½-hours, Panic bassist Dave Schools hung in a backstage dressing room, already wearing his stage attire of black Goat Soup & Whiskey T-shirt – a gift from the Colorado tavern – and jeans, clutching a pack of Marlboros and a lighter in one hand.

“The cool thing about taking that time off is that there are opportunities for new things to happen. We’ve been on the road for 27 years. We’re leading two lives – one on the road and one at home. So it’s good to step back every now and then,” said Schools, a bear of a man with the demeanor of a kitten.

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