Photos by Jim Mimna
Widespread Panic has been touring under the shadow of a pending break in the action, and the performance results have been nothing short of stunning. The echos of critics and fans alike are calling this one of the best tours since founding guitarist Michael Houser passed away, and the finale, a three day run at the 1stBank Center was the perfect end to such an epic tour. On this ‘tweener night, the band gave fans the perfect build up to the big Halloween celebration by again showcasing covers by The Doors and Black Sabbath in the encore leading to lots of speculation about the big show on Sunday night. From the show opening “Coconuts” to the huge bust-out of “LA Woman” in the encore, this show was nothing short of wicked from start to finish. Don’t just take our word for it, check out our photos of day two of the three day Halloween spectacular!
Widespread Panic – 10/29/16 – 1stBank Center, Broomfield, CO
Set 1: Coconut, Holden Oversoul, Sleepy Monkey, Dirty Business > Sharon, Sell Sell, Cease Fire, Jamais Vu, Tail Dragger
Set 2: Surprise Valley > Tie Your Shoes > Surprise Valley > Blackout Blues, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Chainsaw City*, Mercy > Drums > Hatfield, Love Tractor
Encore: L.A. Woman > Iron Man
* with Jennifer Kreps on shaker
[Last ‘Iron Man’ – 10/31/11, 310 shows; Last ‘L.A. Woman’ – 10/31/97, 1463 shows]