Red Rocks Amphitheatre | Morrison, Colorado
This summer, legendary American jam rock band Widespread Panic is conquering Morrison, Colorado! The sensational genre-defying sextet is set to perform a three-day run at the Red Rocks Amphitheater from June 23 to 25, 2023, and passes to see all three shows are now up for grabs! This incredible special access is made especially for eager fans who want to enjoy three consecutive nights of awesome Southern rock music! Widespread Panic is known for their extended jams, clever segues, and epic onstage improvisations! Fans can also look forward to the band’s fantastic career-spanning hits, fan favorites, and many more surprises! This three-day run at the Red Rocks is predicted to sell out, much like all the other times they performed at the venue. If expectations are met, it will be the band’s 69th consecutive sold-out show at the Red Rocks! So if you love Widespread Panic, you better score your three-day passes now before it’s too late!
Widespread Panic is a prolific jam rock band that has been delivering epic shows since the ‘80s. The band, hailing from Athens, Georgia, has cultivated a stark and influential reputation in the jam band industry. Their consistent touring and residencies have made them one of the most celebrated performers in the country. In fact, seeing Widespread Panic in concert had become somewhat of an American tradition. The band is known for their genre-defying music, pulling influences from blues, southern rock, hard rock, funk, jazz, progressive, and many more. Their high-energy sets also made them among the most sought-after live acts for rock festivals. Widespread Panic, who brings in fans by the thousands, currently holds the record for the most consecutive sold-out shows at the Red Rocks Amphitheater and State Farm Arena.
The band dropped their debut album, Space Wrangler, via Landslide Records, in 1988. The album, produced with the band’s longtime collaborator, John Keane, was followed by an extensive promotion that stretched out to Canada. After their stellar debut, the band signed with Capricorn Records and released their sophomore effort in 1991. The self-titled second album became the band’s career-defining work. That same year, the band filmed Widespread Panic: Live from the Georgia Theatre, which was directed by Billy Bob Thornton.
After their major label debut was released, the band was steadily rising to prominence. They released their third album, Everyday, in 1993 and made their debut at the Billboard 200. Apart from entering the mainstream chart, the album also peaked at number 10 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums. The album, which was recorded and produced in a span of five weeks, was the first record to feature long-time keyboardist John Hermann.
By 1994, the band had soared to the Billboard 200’s Top 100 with their fourth effort, Ain’t Life Grand. The album notably spawned the hit single “Can’t Get High,” which peaked at number 34 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. Entering the Billboard 200 is no easy feat for a progressive jam rock band. Despite attracting thousands of fans per show, their presence on the mainstream charts can be challenging. However, Widespread Panic’s prolific touring and incredible performances led to fantastic word of mouth. They also became hometown heroes in Athens, Georgia. In 1998, they released their live album, Live Fuse, Get Away. The promotion for this effort included a CD giveaway in their hometown. The event attracted over 10,000 fans, making it the biggest CD release party of all time.
Catch Widespread Panic this summer by scoring your three-day pass to their show at the Red Rocks Amphitheater!