In April, The Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes, along with bassist Don Was, performed at the 40th anniversary tribute concert to The Last Waltz, The Band’s legendary final performance. Now, according to Rolling Stone, the duo are taking the show on the road for an 11-date tour called “The Last Waltz 40 Tour.”
Haynes and Was will be joined by keyboardist John Medeski, country artist Jamey Johnson and drummer Terence Higgins, all of whom also performed at the first tribute concert. Michael McDonald, who wasn’t a part of the first concert, will be joining the band for the tour. Special guests are planned for certain performances, but who and when will be revealed at a later date.
Haynes said of their tribute to The Band, “The Last Waltz is one of the greatest rock music moments in history. When we did it in New Orleans, it was so much fun. We were able to honor what came before and still come up with a different take on the original with a very unique blend of musical personalities.”
“The Last Waltz 40 Tour” starts on Jan. 21 at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and will stop in Atlanta, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Albany and more before concluding in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 4. Tickets go on sale here on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m.
You can watch The Band perform the original Last Waltz below via the Paste Cloud. The full list of dates for The Last Waltz 40 Tour is beneath that.
21 – Hollywood, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
23 – Clearwater, Fla. @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
24 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Woodruff Arts Center
25 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Ryman Auditorium
27 – Red Bank, N.J. @ Count Basie Theatre
28 – Boston, Mass. @ Orpheum Theatre
29 – Philadelphia, Penn. @ Verizon Hall/Kimmel Center
31 – Toronto, Ont. @ Sony Centre
2 – Albany, N.Y. @ Palace Theatre
3 – Westbury, N.Y. @ Theatre at Westbury
4 – Washington, D.C. @ The Theater at MGM National Harbor