The new leg of The Last Waltz 40 Tour, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of The Band‘s historic and star-studded 1976 farewell concert The Last Waltz, kicks off Saturday in Austin, Texas. Founding Band multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson initially was scheduled to take part in all but three of the shows, but now the Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer has joined the lineup for the other dates too.
In addition, folk-blues legend Taj Mahal will be performing on all of the dates of The Last Waltz 40 Tour, which winds down on April 15 in San Francisco.
As previously reported, the lineup of musicians featured on the trek includes New Orleans legend Dr. John, ex-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes, acclaimed producer/bassist Don Was, country artist Jamey Johnson, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band drummer Terence Higgins, among others. Dr. John was one of the many stars who performed with The Band at the original Last Waltz concert, which took place November 25, 1976, at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom.
Hudson also played at two February 2017 concerts during the previous leg of The Last Waltz 40 Tour. To find out more details about the tour, visit LastWaltz40Tour.com.
Here are all of the shows on the latest leg of The Last Waltz 40 Tour:
4/1 — Austin, TX, Bass Concert Hall
4/7 — Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre*
4/8 — Louisville, KY, The Louisville Palace*
4/9 — Chicago, IL, Chicago Theater*
4/13 — Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre
4/14 — Valley Center, CA, Harrah’s Resort Southern California
4/15 — San Francisco, CA, The Masonic
* = Garth Hudson newly added to concert’s lineup.
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Source: Oldies News