The Word Is Back Yo

The Word Tour Dates

The Word by Dave Vann
Longtime friends and collaborators Chris Chew, Cody Dickinson, Luther Dickinson (of North Mississippi Allstars), John Medeski, and Robert Randolph will be reuniting as The Word for four very special concerts this December. A limited number of pre-sale tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 3, at 10 a.m. EST. Visit the pre-sale site by clicking HERE.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, November 9. For information visit

12.26 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
12.27 New York, NY - Terminal 5
12.28 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
12.29 Washington, DC - 9:30

MMW Tour Dates

11.08 Albacete, Spain - Teatro Circo
11.09 Granada, Spain - Teatro Isabel La Catolica
11.10 Gijon, Spain - Teatro Jovellanos
11.12 San Sebastian, Spain - Teatro Victoria Eugenia

Billy Martin and Calvin Weston Duo Tour Dates

12.02 Great Barrington, MA - Club Helsinki
12.03 Hoboken, NJ - Maxwells
12.04 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
12.06 Newmarket - NH - Stone Church
12.07 Cambridge, MA - YMCA Theatre
12.08 Nyack, NY - Riverspace Arts

Chris Wood / The Wood Brothers Tour Dates

11.30 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
12.01 Charleston, SC - The Pourhouse
12.02 Charlotte, NC - The Evening Muse
12.04 Huntsville, AL - Crossroads Cafe
12.05 Birmingham, AL - WorkPlay
12.06 Athens, GA - The Melting Point
12.07 Decatur, GA - Eddie's Attic

[Published on: 11/2/07]

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gmoo Fri 11/2/2007 12:29PM
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21mmer starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 12:51PM
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rowdiex starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 01:00PM
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By far the best most moving show I have ever witnessed live...

delaneyira starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 01:02PM
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Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 01:29PM
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Talk about a supergroup! Holy shit!

phunkle starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 02:44PM
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Damn, that shit sounds hot!

moejoerisin starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 02:52PM
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if you don't know the word, do yourself a favor and grab their album (self-titled). absolutely gorgeous music.

pgeano starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 03:04PM
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I'm... speechless.

I had the pleasure of catching The Word at Bonnaroo '05. I think "moving" is a good word to use to describe that show.

peaton Fri 11/2/2007 03:10PM
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Now whay wouldn't they do a Boston show? It seems to me that if they're doing a northeast run, Boston would be a key destination. Screw the Conn show and add a Boston date.

DISCOROCKSTAR starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 03:16PM
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How about some Rocky Mountain love from The Word?!?!? Come to Colorado!

FreeHawk starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 03:21PM
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D.C show on my B-day, Word up

FreeHawk starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 03:22PM
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D.C show on my B-day, Word up

dreadyknowsbest starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 03:22PM
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The last time i seen the WORD play was around 2003. I met a shit load of peeps there. And it blossomed in to some major friendships. Grate to have them back WORD cali Los angeles

jalew starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 04:22PM
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CeilingFan247 Fri 11/2/2007 06:06PM
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Great, great band... saw them back in '05 at the Roo. Too bad no Michigan love... go figure.

PhatMaw starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 06:08PM
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Words up! see you in philly

tomartinvt starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 06:12PM
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The Word in DC? I'm there!

pornofunk starstarstarstarstar Sat 11/3/2007 12:49PM
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yeah dude wtf - the planets have finally aligned again and brought back the word and no west coast dates.....FUCK!

anyone that doesnt go to these east coast dates i will personally kill

msb696 starstarstarstarstar Sat 11/3/2007 04:11PM
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Hell yeah.

The DC show is the same night as Benevento/Russo/NewDeal/Join in Baltimore. Decisions, decisions, decisions...

theragman starstarstarstarstar Sun 11/4/2007 01:03PM
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Can I get a witness!

beadiamondsomday starstarstarstarstar Sun 11/4/2007 07:33PM
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its funny i was coming back from panic this morning and was looking through a random spindle and wound up picking the one sbd show of them. PERFECT SUNDAY DRIVE. they are so fuckin chill. on to my point, not wanting to be negative but damn only 4 shows and right around nye, people are making there plans now to got do whatever their band is and in less thats going to be in this area, your screwed or give up your nye plans. i know how hard it is to get these superbusy/talented muscians together i just wish they would try harder, everytime i hear that album or a show i think damn i wish these guys would @ least do a random show here or there like are does or an anual thing. ANYWAY THATS GREAT NEWS AND IF ANYBODY READING THIS IS INDECISIVE, THESE GUYS ARE GREAT TOGETHER

beadiamondsomday Sun 11/4/2007 07:36PM
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beatleboy000 starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/5/2007 10:50AM
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nice! whats tha word on the Word passing thru STL???

uscgamecocks4life starstarstarstarstar Mon 11/5/2007 09:23PM
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the truth is more like it... it's good to see rr going back to his roots after that dud of an album - word

nomemory starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/8/2007 07:02AM
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great band...I know all the members have bands of their own, and this is just a side project...but I'd love to see them put a little more energy into the an extended tour, and spread the word...When I saw them a couple years ago, they rocked my casbah to the outer hallucinagens required! NE ways, I guess these sporadic rare performances make them all that much more valuable as a band...just wish I wasn't stuck down here in the swamplands of central FL...much love peeps...

crescentvale starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/8/2007 01:37PM
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The time it takes to drive to NYC from my neck of the woods, 14-15 hours. I am using my friends jeep and making the drive to catch the OFF NIGHT of the Jam sence. This is the Thursday before the huge jam band invasion on the NYC for pre new years weekend party. So you have soulive, gov't mule, others in town with no shows on Thursday. Guest Spot City.

jenofeve Thu 12/13/2007 08:53AM
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Billy Martin is playing with Marco Benevento on Jan. 24th at Sullivan Hall. The venue is doing a residency with Marco-every Thurs. in Jan. Check out the other special musical guests...there are many amazing musicians. go to

MyDogIsBlaze starstar Thu 12/20/2007 03:02PM
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This will be DOPE! Did ?love join the WORD at bonar00 in '05? I will be at philly for sure. Also if anyone interested we will be doin some squats n push ups outside during the set break.