Widespread Panic Announces 2009 Touring Plans

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Widespread Panic Confirm Summer Festivals and Fall Tour Dates with The Allman Brothers Band

Widespread Panic gives fans a spring treat with 3 night runs at fan favorite venues, House of Blues in Orlando FL, April 13, 14, 15 and The Warf in Orange Beach, AL, April 17, 18, 19. Local food banks will be on hand at both venues to collect can goods and The House that Widespread Panic Fans Built will be autographed raffling items for the Make It Right Nola foundation.

In July, the band hits the festival circuit headlining 2 nights at 3 major festivals. This will be the bands first appearances at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY; their only 2009 Colorado date at the Mile High Music Festival in Denver, CO and their 3rd appearance at the 10,000 Lakes Festival in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

Widespread Panic is very honored to announce they will start off fall tour sharing the stage with The Allman Brothers Band on their 40th Anniversary Celebration Tour. Although both bands have played at the same festivals, this will be their first extensive joint tour outing.

The two bands will join forces beginning August 21 in Camden, NJ. And spend the end of summer touring the east coast with stops in Canandaigua, NY and Gilford, NH before performing at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY August 27. A stop in Mansfield, MA and Hartford, CT will follow before back-to-back shows at the Charter One Pavilion in Chicago close out this leg of the trek. With only a month to rest, the ABB and Panic do it again with two shows at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC to kick off a southern run taking them through Virginia, Raleigh, NC, Knoxville and Nashville, TN before two final shows in the Lone Star State October 16 at the Superpages.com Center in Dallas and October 17 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston. On each leg of the tour both bands have the honor of performing in the closing position.

And living up the Road Warrior title bestowed upon them by Billboard magazine at the 2008 annual awards show, Widespread Panic will add additional solo dates to the fall schedule.
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Widespread Panic's confirmed 2009 tour dates are:

Date:             City:                             Venue:                         also appearing:
Mon 4/13     Orlando, FL                House of Blues
Tues 4/14     Orlando, FL         House of Blues
Wed 4/15     Orlando, FL         House of Blues
Fri    4/17     Orange Beach, AL     The Wharf                Keller Williams /Pretty Lights
Sat 4/18     Orange Beach, AL     The Wharf                     NMA/Pretty Lights
Sun    4/19         Orange Beach, AL     The Wharf            The Avett Brothers/    DJ J-Boogie

Sat     7/11         Louisville, KY        The Forecastle Festival        
Sun     7/12     Louisville, KY        The Forecastle Festival
Sat    7/18         Denver, CO                Mile High Music Festival
Sun    7/19     Denver, CO                Mile High Music Festival
Wed    7/22         Detroit Lakes, MN    10,000 Lakes Festival
Fri    7/24     Detroit Lakes, MN    10,000 Lakes Festival

Fri    8/21     Camden, NJ             Susquehanna Bank Center                 ABB
Sat    8/22     Canandaigua, NY         CMAC                                    ABB
Mon    8/24    Gilford, NH             Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion            ABB
Thu    8/27     Wantagh, NY             Nikon at Jones Beach Theater             ABB
Sat    8/29 Mansfield, MA         Comcast Center for Perf. Arts                 ABB
Sun    8/30     Hartford, CT             New England Dodge Music Center            ABB
Wed    9/2     Chicago, IL                 Charter One Pavilion @ Northerly Island    ABB
Thu    9/3     Chicago, IL                Charter One Pavilion @ Northerly Island    ABB

Sat     10/3     Charlotte, NC        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre         ABB
Sun    10/4     Charlotte, NC        Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre         ABB
Tue    10/6     Columbia, MD        Merriweather Post Pavilion             ABB
Wed    10/7     Portsmouth, VA            Ntelos Wireless Pavilion                     ABB
Sun    10/11    Raleigh, NC        Walnut Creek Amphitheatre             ABB
Tue    10/13    Knoxville, TN        World's Fair Park                         ABB
Wed    10/14    Nashville, TN        Riverfront Park                         ABB
Fri    10/16    Dallas, TX        Superpages.com Center                     ABB
Sat    10/17    Houston, TX        Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion         ABB

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