Widespread Panic Announce 3-Disc Set from Oak Mountain | 2001
The venerable Widespread Panic has announced the May 28 release of the 3-disc set Oak Mountain 2001 Night 1, their 8th multi-track release from the Widespread Panic Archives Series. Recorded at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham, AL on July 27, 2001, Oak Mountain 2001 Night 1 is the first night of three sold out performances that feature all six original band members: John Bell, Michael Houser, Todd Nance, John Hermann, Domingo Ortiz and Dave Schools.
A regular stop for Panic over the years, the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre became sacred ground for Panic fans, whose energy fed the band night after night, particularly during this run. On the first night, Panic dug deep into their catalogue performing rousing versions of fan favorites “Conrad”, “Barstools and Dreamers” and “Greta”, while infusing the set with newer songs that would become band staples, including “One Arm Steve”, “Action Man” and “Bear’s Gone Fishin’”. Night 1 also features the first-ever performance of Jimmy Cliff’s “The Harder They Come”, which has since cemented its place in the diverse list of songs Panic covers. See full set list below.
The 2001 Oak Mountain shows left fond, lasting memories on fans and band members alike. So much so, that Widespread Panic’s next archival release will feature Night 2 of the run, also to be released via their independent label Widespread Records. (Date TBA).
Widespread Panic just finished their sold out spring tour, and have recently announced dates for their much-anticipated summer tour, which begins on June 1 at the Wakarusa Music Festival in Ozark, AR and ends with a return to Oak Mountain Amphitheatre on July 19 & 20. June 28th mark Widespread Panic’s 40th consecutive sold out show at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO. For the first time, Panic will play a four-night run June 27-30, all of which sold out in minutes, extending the venue’s record of sold out performances by any act to 42. For full list of tour dates, please visit: http://www.widespreadpanic.com/tour.