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Widespread Panic

Like many of today's more successful jam bands, Widespread Panic earned their merit badges through arduous touring. Their music mixes brash southern rock tones with loose and lofty jazz touches that seamlessly merge with boogie-heavy blues riffs, creating songs that take you on earthy journeys into realms of joyous dance frenzy. Although their first single, Coconut Image was cut in 1986, the origins of the band go back four years prior to that when singer John Bell met up with six-string sultan Mike Houser while studying in Athens, Georgia. The duo was soon rounded out by bass man Dave Schools, keyboard player JoJo Hermann, drummer Todd Nance and percussionist Sunny Ortiz. Their debut album Space Wrangler came out two years later following Coconut Image. Although it was released on a little indie label out of Athens (Landslide Records), the production and performance sounds as rich as anything ever cut by Dire Straits. More relentless touring and a healthy, grass roots buzz got Widespread Panic a much-deserved major label deal on Capricorn Records, who released their self-titled sophomore album in 1991. Although playing on the touring H.O.R.D.E. Festival stage for two years in a ro... See More

Widespread Panic Concert Films

  • All My Friends

    Gregg Allman

    Year: 2013

    Runtime: 2 hr 41 min

    All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman captures a once-in-a-lifetime performance honoring one of the most acclaimed and beloved icons in rock and roll history. A founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and successful solo artist in his own right, Allman possesses a voice that has resonated through four decades. The concert features momentous performances by Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Devon Allman, Robert Randolph, Jimmy Hall, Sam Moore, Keb Mo, Brantley Gilbert, Jess Franklin, Dr. John, Pat Monahan, John Hiatt, Jaimoe, Taj Mahal, Gregg Allman, Widespread Panic, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Eric Church, Jackson Brown, Zak Brown, and The Allman Brothers Band with musical direction by Don Was. Shot in high definition with 5:1 Dolby sound at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta this remarkable piece pays tribute to a voice that once heard is never forgotten.
     
     
  • 25th Anniversary Tour: Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 2 hr 41 min

    With the band members and crowd alike dressed up in costumes, Panic's annual Halloween show was certainly a special one. Performing some never-played-before cover songs, along with plenty of crowd pleasers, the band did not disappoint the sold out crowd at the Aragon Ballroom. Never heard before, some of the night's cover songs included ones by Wilco, Vic Chesnutt, Willie Dixon, and Black Sabbath!
     
     
  • Atlanta GA January 29, 2012

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 2 hr 37 min

    Fans knew they were in for a treat with Widespread Panic closing out a historic three-night stand in Atlanta, GA on their first-ever all acoustic tour. On this Sunday night, the home town fans at The Tabernacle got exactly what they wanted and more.
     
     
  • Live at Red Rocks: Day 1, Part I

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 6 min

    In the first of three sold out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Widespread Panic, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, dazzled devoted fans with an old-school show that lasted close to three hours.

    It seemed appropriate that they kicked off the show with "Postcards," with its line: This town is nuts, my kind of place, I dont want to leave. Given the love the band and fans have for Red Rocks shows, it sometimes feels like they could simply play every summer show there and the fans would journey from around the country to see them.

    On "Ribs and Whiskey," lead guitarist Jimmy Herring picked piercing trills over lead vocalist John Bells sultry, lazy slide playing while bassist Dave Schools laid down a funky groove underneath. Out of a long jam, percussionist Domingo Sunny Ortiz took a little solo and then locked in with Schools on the intro to the instrumental, "Party At Your Mama's House."

    As the band closed out with a fiery "Radio Child," Bell stepped up and said they'd see everybody tomorrow night. The amphitheater then got turned into a disco, as the house lights mimicked a disco ball and the PA blared Michael Jacksons "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," a perfect backing track for fans to dance down to their cars.

    Set List:
    1. Climb to Safety, 2. Pigeons, 3. Fishwater, 4. L.A.,5. Jack, 6. Visiting Day, 7. Do What You Like, 8. Please, 9. Imitation Leather Shoes, 10. Papa's Home, 11. Junior, 12. Encore: This Part of Town, 13. 1 x 1, 14. Radio Child
     
     
  • Live at Red Rocks: Day 1, Part II

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 52 min

    In the first of three sold out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Widespread Panic, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, dazzled devoted fans with an old-school show that lasted close to three hours.
     
     
  • Live at Red Rocks: Day 2, Part I

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 7 min

    Widespread Panic is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary
    A band that doesn't repeat set lists and likes to stretch things out, you'll never know which show will be THE show that every fan will wish they had been at. Saturday night, their second of a three-night run at Red Rocks, Widespread Panic hit higher heights than they did the previous night.
    By the time the band took the stage at 7:50 p.m., the energy among the fans was electric. Panic wasted no time delivering the goods, opening with a one-two punch of "Sometimes" and "North." Dave Schools stepped up with a bass break during the former, and lead guitarist Jimmy Herring and keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermann traded singing solos and rolling fills on the latter.
     
     
  • Live at Red Rocks: Day 2, Part II

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 44 min

    Widespread Panic is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary
    A band that doesnt repeat set lists and likes to stretch things out, you'll never know which show will be THE show that every fan will wish they had been at. Saturday night, their second of a three-night run at Red Rocks, Widespread Panic hit higher heights than they did the previous night.
     
     
  • Live at Red Rocks: Day 3

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 11 min

    From the opening note of "Wondering" all the way through to the set closing "Conrad," the band owned the opportunity. Sandwiched in between the opener and a divine "C. Brown," a very leggy "Surprise Valley" overwhelmed the crowd with an almost-anthemic presence. "Kiss the mountain air we breathe" sounds good standing anywhere, but beneath "ship" and "Creation" rocks it evoked magic. All weekend the boys in the band had worn smiling faces, but early in the day it was easy to see that Sunday "Funday" was going to be enchanting.

    Words can difficultly describe the bands energy on this last day. As the band masterfully wielded a "Bowlegged Woman" into "Lawyers, Guns and Money," it started to become apparent that the second set would be no ordinary picnic. Call them fan favorites, Halloween treats, illustrious tour gems, whatever you want, but don't expect to hear "Mama Told Me Not to Come," "Knocking Around the Zoo" and "Walk On" in consecutive order too often. The only seemingly botched moment in the whole afternoon was a "Guilded Splinters" that by most standards was still great but just seemed to be lost for a bit before being revitalized by some

    Set list for Part II of Day 3

    1. No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature, 2. Bowlegged Woman , 3. Lawyers, Guns and Money, 4. Can't Find My Way Home, 5. Mama Told Me Not to Come, 6. Knocking 'Round the Zoo, 7. Walk On, 8. I Walk On Gilded Splinters, 9. Red Beans, 10. Fairies Wear Boots, 11. Sharon, 12. Wild Thing, 13. Encore: Wild Thing, 14. Sultans of Swing, 15. Goin' Out West, 16. End of the Show
     
     
  • Wood Tour - Atlanta GA January 27, 2012

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 2 hr 42 min

    Athens, GA, legends Widespread Panic take only their acoustic instruments on the road as part of their historic Wood Tour in the winter 2012. Here the band embarks on their acoustic journey on a Friday night at the venerable Tabernacle in Atlanta.
     
     
  • Wood Tour - Atlanta GA January 28, 2012

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 2 hr 30 min

    In the winter of 2012, Widespread Panic took only their acoustic instruments on the road as part of their historic Wood Tour. Here the band brings their acoustic sound to a sold-out Saturday night crowd at The Tabernacle in downtown Atlanta, GA.
     
     
  • Wood Tour - Denver CO The Fillmore February 10 2012

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 2 hr 31 min

    In the winter of 2012, Widespread Panic brought their first ever all acoustic tour out west for three nights at The Fillmore in Denver. On this opening Friday night the band embarks on their acoustic journey through the Rockies.
     
     
  • Wood Tour - Denver CO The Fillmore February 11 2012

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 2016

    Runtime: 2 hr 41 min

    Widespread Panic has always made Colorado their home away from home. With their all-acoustic Wood Tour the band crafted an intimate living room-like performanceThe Fillmore in Denver. Hopefully the neighbors didn't mind.
     
     
  • Wood Tour - Denver CO The Fillmore February 12 2012

    Widespread Panic

    Year: 1999

    Runtime: 2 hr 39 min

    Widespread Panic has always made Colorado their home away from home. With their all-acoustic Wood Tour the band crafted an intimate living room-like performanceThe Fillmore in Denver. Hopefully the neighbors didn't mind.
     
     

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