Widespread Panic Schedule
If you haven't already reserved your concert tickets to see Georgia Music Hall of Fame
inductees and road warriors Widespread Panic, don't wait any longer! This band is a first-class contender when it comes to
entertaining huge live audiences, especially because Widespread Panic's made-up-on-the-spot jams are so remarkable and unique.
Witnessing one of their live performances will have you out of your seat jamming with the Grateful-Dead-esque band.
are plenty of opportunities to see Widespread Panic for yourself this year. From the Brady Theater in Tulsa, to the UNO Lakefront
Arena in New Orleans, to the U.S. Cellular Center in Asheville, Widespread Panic is set to play a number of shows to close
out the year.
Check the Widespread Panic schedule here on StubHub to find out which concerts are being staged in your
neck of the woods! And remember, to stay on top of the concerts you want to be a part of, make sure you sign up for event
updates through StubHub. Never miss out on a must-see concert again!
Widespread Panic Background
started back in 1982 when front man John Bell and guitarist Mike Houser first started jamming together while going to college
in Athens, Georgia. Bassist Dave Schools teamed up with the duo the following year, and Widespread Panic was officially born.
Following in the footsteps of the "college rock" trend that included bands like the ever-popular REM, Widespread Panic premiered
their single, Coconut Image, in 1986. Later on, drummer Todd Nance and keyboardist John "JoJo" Hermann and percussionist Domingo
"Sunny" Ortiz came aboard, to complete Widespread Panic.
Over the next few years, their live shows – which were
almost exclusively held in Georgia – began to spread like wildfire all over the South and the band's growing popularity
led to their first album release in 1988. Their inclusion on the 1992 and 1993 H.O.R.D.E. tours additionally boosted their
devout fan base.
After the release of several more albums, Widespread Panic hit the road in June 2002 for their yearly
summer tour of the nation. Sadly, founding member and lead guitarist, Michael Houser, had to leave the tour. After battling
pancreatic cancer, Houser was taken too young at the age of 40 on August 10, 2002. Houser's last wish was that the band would
Today, over 20 albums and over three decades later, Widespread Panic has honored Houser's wishes and are
still going strong!
Hurry and get your tickets today through StubHub. They don't hold the record of sold-out performances
at Red Rocks in Colorado and Philips Arena in Atlanta for nothing! Check StubHub out today!
Do you know how the band Widespread Panic got its name? Founding member Michael Houser often had panic attacks
and was nicknamed "Panic" because of it. The band's members liked the idea of using "panic" as part of the name of their band
so they decided to put a bigger spin it, adding "widespread."
Here's another trivia tidbit for you... Did you ever notice
the WP bumper sticker fixed to most of the lockers of Sunnydale High in former pop culture classic show, Buffy the Vampire
Slayer? Yes, it's true. Widespread Panic made its way to prime time TV.
Widespread Panic Hit Albums
Panic has issued their fair share of albums over the years. Since their inception in the '80s, they have released 11 studio
albums, one compilation album, five archive albums and eight live albums. To date, over 3 million Widespread Panic albums
have been sold!
Some of their albums include: Space Wrangler, Ain't Life Grand, Bombs & Butterflies, Don't Tell
the Band, Earth to America, Free Somehow, Dirty Side Down, Another Joyous Occasion, Night of Joy, Choice Cuts: The Capricorn
Years 1991-1999 and more!
To experience the music of Widespread Panic in person, make sure you get tickets right here
through StubHub before it's too late!
The Concert Experience
Although Widespread Panic has consistently
flown under the commercial radar, their coveted live shows are always on the hot list and tickets are in high-demand. If you're
a fan of either Phish or Grateful Dead, you'll enjoy everything about Widespread Panic and their live performances!
is no doubt that Widespread Panic is a crowd-pleaser. In 1998, the band reveled in the release of their first live album,
Light Fuse, Get Away, with a free CD release party concert in Athens, Georgia. It is believed that approximately 80,000 –
100,000 fans attended, commemorating the event as one of history's largest CD release parties. Legions of fans also descended
on the Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2002 when Widespread Panic played two nights. It was another event that attracted over 70,000
people. And on June 27, 2008, Widespread Panic sold out their 32nd show at Red Rocks Amphitheater – more than any other
band recorded in the venue's history. The day was declared Widespread Panic Day in the City and County of Denver.
after show, Widespread Panic knows how to pack them in so make sure you get your tickets early.