ATLANTA,None - Widespread Panic returned to Atlanta over the weekend for a trio of all-acoustic performances at the Tabernacle.
Nelson's News on wsbtv.com attended the band's Saturday night sold-out performance.
The band's three-night stop in Atlanta was part of The Wood Tour. The tour is an all acoustic, four-city, 11-night tour with the band playing the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md., prior to the Tabernacle engagement. Widespread Panic plans to play the Fillmore in Denver and the Belly Up-Aspen in Aspen in the middle of February.
Before heading out to Colorado though, the band will play its first-ever concert dates in Mexico. The Panic En La Playa extravaganza is a fully electric four-night series of concerts in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, on the Mayan Riviera starting Tuesday night.
Here is part of one of the songs from the show.
Following the Colorado dates, the band plans to take the rest of 2012 off. Widespread Panic celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011 with tour dates across the country.
Teaming up with the fan-based organization Panic Fans for Food, the band also helped to raise funds to feed those people in need through music. Last year the campaign raised $31,600 and 4,400 lbs. of food. Widespread's recent Tunes for Tots benefit at the Georgia Theatre raised $80,000. That money was donated to Newborn Middle School in Valdosta.
Widespread Panic was formed in Athens, Ga., and holds the record for the most sold-out performances at Philips Arena with 17.