Blackbird PresentsA handful of respected artists have joined the lineup for the recently announced tour paying tribute to the 40th anniversary of The Band‘s historic farewell concert, “The Last Waltz,” which kicks off January 21 in Hollywood, Florida. The newly added performers include multi-instrumentalist Ivan Neville, son of New Orleans soul legend Aaron Neville; Radiators singer/guitarist Dave Malone; and longtime Muddy Waters guitarist Bob Margolin.
Among the previously announced musicians taking part in The Last Waltz 40 Tour are ex-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes, former Doobie Brothers singer/keyboardist Michael McDonald, acclaimed producer/bassist Don Was, country artist Jamey Johnson, Dirty Dozen Brass Band drummer Terence Higgins and avant-jazz keyboardist John Medeski. All of the artists on the bill participated took part in two special “Last Waltz” tribute shows held in New Orleans last April.
The original “Last Waltz” was held on November 25, 1976, at San Francisco’s Winterland venue. At the show, The Band performed with an amazing lineup of guest stars that included Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, Ronnie Wood, Ringo Starr, Dr. John and Paul Butterfield, among others. The show was documented for a famous concert film directed by Martin Scorsese and a two-LP live album.
Tickets for The Last Waltz 40 Tour dates are on sale now at LastWaltz40Tour.com. Here’s the trek’s full itinerary:
1/21 — Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Casino
1/23 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall
1/24 — Atlanta, GA, Woodruff Arts Center
1/25 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
1/27 — Red Bank, NJ, Count Basie Theatre*
1/28 — Boston, MA, Orpheum Theatre*
1/29 — Philadelphia, PA, Verizon Hall/Kimmel Center
1/31 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Sony Centre
2/2 — Albany, NY, Palace Theatre
2/3 — Westbury, NY, The Theatre at Westbury
2/4 — Washington, D.C., The Theater at MGM National Harbor
* = Jamey Johnson not scheduled to appear at this date.
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