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Widespead Panic set to get Dirty on summer tour

on April 27, 2010, 11:00am

Get your tape recorders ready. Widespread Panic (who are wrapping up a sold out, two-night stand at The National in Richmond, VA later tonight) will be crashing festivals and several U.S. cities on this summer.

After giving fans a month to recover, the Athens, Ga. six-piece returns on June 5th for a 25-stop trek that includes a three night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado; however, Panic Heads expecting nothing less than epic jams should know the band is also expecting something of their tribe this time around.

At certain stops, Widespread Panic will collect canned goods as a part of their “Feeding People Through Music” food drive.  In return, they’ll probably play cuts from their new record.

Their 11th studio album, Dirty Side Down, hits shelves on May 25 via Dave MatthewsATO records. The 12-song set includes a cover of the late Vic Chesnutt’s “This Cruel Thing”. Chesnutt, who was also from Georgia, contributed to two of the bands studio efforts — 1996’s Nine High A Pallet and 2002’s Co-Balt — under the name “brute”.

Tickets for select dates are available via Ticketmaster.com

Widespread Panic 2010 Tour Dates:
04/27 – Richmond, VA @ The National
04/29 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
05/01 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
05/04 – Chattanooga, TN @ Memorial Auditorium
05/05 – Greenville, SC @ Bi-Lo
05/07 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf
05/08 – Orange Beach, AL @ The Wharf
06/05 – Ozark, AR @ Wakarusa Music Festival
06/25 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
06/26 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
06/27 – Morrisson, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
06/29 – Eugene, OR  @ Cuthbert Amphitheater
06/30 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
07/02 – Quincy, CA @ High Sierra Music Festival
07/03 – Boise, ID@ Outlaw Field at the Botanical Gardens *
07/06 – Omaha, NE @ Orpheum Theatre
07/07 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
07/09 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
07/10 – Morgantown, WV @ All Good Festival
07/13 – Columbus, OH @ Promowest Pavillion
07/15 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
07/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
07/17 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre *
07/20 – Philadelphia, PA?@ Tower Theatre
07/22 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
07/23 – Danbury, CT @ Ives Concert Park
07/24 – Boston, MA @ Bank of America Center *
07/26 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre *
07/27 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre *
07/28 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre *
07/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *
07/31 – Charlotte, NC @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *

* = “Feeding People Through Music” food drives

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