Widespread Panic set to play Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
If you go
What: Widespread Panic
When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6
Where: Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys
Tickets: $49.50 plus fees
Record-breaking live act Widespread Panic brings its road show to the Lake Tahoe Summer Concert Series at Harveys Outdoor Arena Wednesday, July 6.
The improvisatory band, which was formed in the southern-guitar-blues-band tradition, celebrates 30 years in 2016.
The band has released 43 live albums during its career and released its 12th album, “Street Dogs,” last September.
“We tried to keep the songs as live as possible, with a minimum of overdubs,” said guitarist and singer John Bell in the group’s press materials. “That gave us some of that grit and spontaneity. We recorded as a band playing together, rather than individual parts. They might not all be first takes, but most were done in a single take. We approached it in an anti-factory way, looking to create our own fun, to have our own unique experience. It’s not homogenized.”
Widespread Panic has broken attendance records at major venues throughout the country, including 48 sold-out shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.
“We acknowledge this is a milestone few groups get to achieve,” Bell said. “It’s like Hemingway’s ‘Old Man and the Sea.’ Every time we go out there, we learn more tricks, bring that knowledge with us, and then apply it. We’re way more experienced, focused and to the point, but still willing to stretch out without wandering too much.”
Wednesday’s show is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $49.50 plus fees.
The Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harveys is located behind Harveys Lake Tahoe at the corner of Stateline Avenue and U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline. More information is available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.
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