29 years ago, John Bell, Michael Houser and David Schools went looking for a drummer for their next gig. After striking out with the usual suspects around Athens, Georgia, the three friends made an eleventh-hour call to a high-school band mate of the guitar player living in Atlanta. A few days later, Todd Nance rolled up to the house shared by the other three. After a night of rehearsing, the new quartet hopped onstage together for the first time the next day. Widespread Panic was born.
After losing Houser to pancreatic cancer in 2002, Jimmy Herring received a call inviting him to join the band, having first crossed paths with the band in the late ‘80s. From his very first show with the band, Herring has re-energized Widespread Panic.
Nothing gold can stay, and no band understands that lesson better than Widespread Panic, but with Herring now in his ninth year in the fold, there’s a palpable sense of renewed purpose and commitment and a rejuvenated enthusiasm within the band. That vibe – the feeling that anything can and may happen – is back with Widespread Panic. And it feels good.
This very special evening finds the southern rock staples gracing the stage of Dallas’ own Winspear Opera House in an intimate, not-to-be-missed performance that will be remembered by fans for years to come.
Presented in Partnership With
Venue Winspear Opera House
Dates 7:30PM Wednesday, July 8, 2015