Panic to take Dirty Side Down Tour from coast to coast

Widespread Panic has announced dates for their 24-date, 17-city Summer tour, tagged “The Dirty Side Down Tour”. The tour kicks off with a three-night stand at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison CO, and includes headlining festival dates, a three night run at the Chicago Theater and a date at New York’s legendary Radio City Music Hall.

Dirty Side Down is the title of the Widespread Panic’s 11th studio album, which is set for a May 25th release on ATO Records. The 12 songs on the album feature the band in top form in both their songwriting and performances. Their eclectic blend of rock, jazz and blues are felt throughout the album, along with darker nuances, as heard on the epic opening track “Saint Ex”.  Dirty Side Down was produced by John Keane along with Widespread Panic, and recorded in his Athens, GA studio.

 2011 will mark the 25th Anniversary of Widespread Panic, and they show no signs of slowing down. Panic continues to be one of the top touring acts in the country, playing to packed houses and setting attendance records. Panic’s live performances have become legendary and the symbiotic relationship between the artist and their fans is something to behold. Dates in Boise, Chicago, Boston, Knoxville and Charlotte (nine different shows) will feature the ‘Feeding People Through Music’ Food Drives, where fans will be able to make donations to the local area food banks at the venue. For more information on the program, go to  


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Dirty Side Down Tour Dates

 Date                        Venue                                                             City/State

June 25            Red Rocks Amphitheater                                    Morrison, CO

June 26            Red Rocks Amphitheater                                    Morrison, CO

June 27            Red Rocks Amphitheater                                    Morrison, CO

June 29            Cuthbert Amphitheater                                      Eugene, OR

June 30            Paramount Theater                                           Seattle, WA

July 2               High Sierra Music Festival (Headlining)             Quincy, CA

July 3*             Outlaw Field at the Botanical Gardens               Boise, ID

July 6               Orpheum Theater                                              Omaha, NE

July 7                Orpheum Theater                                             Minneapolis, MN

July 9                Forecastle Festival (Headlining)                        Louisville, KY

July 10            All Good Festival (Headlining)                           Morgantown, WV

July 13            Promowest Pavillion                                           Columbus, OH

July 15*            Chicago Theater                                                Chicago, IL

July 16*            Chicago Theater                                                Chicago, IL

July 17*            Chicago Theater                                                Chicago, IL

July 20            Tower Theater                                                     Philadelphia, PA

July 22            Radio City Music Hall                                          New York, NY

July 23            Ives Concert Park                                                Danbury, CT

July 24*            Bank of America Center                                    Boston, MA

July 26*            Tennessee Theater                                          Knoxville, TN

July 27*            Tennessee Theater                                          Knoxville, TN

July 28*             Tennessee Theater                                         Knoxville, TN

July 30*            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                        Charlotte, NC

July 31*            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater                        Charlotte, NC

* “Feeding People Through Music” food drives

For on-sale dates and tour info, visit