Outformation Winter Tour

Sam Holt, a member of Widespread Panic's "inner circle" and guitar tech for the late, great, Michael Houser, has devoted himself to Outformation, the Atlanta-based band he formed in 2002 with bassist Grady Upchurch and New Orleans drummer-singer Lee Schwartz.

This fruitful devotion led Outformation to play over 130 shows nationwide last year, including festival appearances at SXSW, Wakarusa, High Sierra, and 10KLF, among others.

Outformation released their second full-length album, Traveler's Rest, in August of '07. The new disc includes Outformation's newest members, keyboardist C.R. Gruver and percussionist Jeff "Birddog" Lane.

Widespread Panic collaborated on the title track of Outformation's second album but despite the close ties with Panic, Travelers Rest presents Outformation as a maturing band focused on their own signature sound.

Holt saw good examples of how a band becomes successful during his tenure with Widespread Panic.

"To see those guys and how long they worked at it, what they built and became, it is a way of life. That's the way we wanna look at it," says Holt.

Outformation recently headlined the Variety Playhouse in their hometown of Atlanta, and is closing out 2007 with their first New Years Eve run in Denver, CO, playing at the Gothic Theatre 12/30 and 12/31.

Check them OUT in '08.

Outformation Tour Dates
02/09/08 Sat The Blind Tiger Greensboro, NC
02/15/08 Fri Blue Cats Knoxville, TN
02/16/08 Sat Orange Peel Asheville, NC
02/20/08 Wed Bourbon Street Bar Auburn, AL
02/21/08 Thu Rick's Cafe Americain Starkville, MS
02/22/08 Fri Jupiter Bar & Grill Tuscaloosa, AL
02/23/08 Sat Hal & Mal's Jackson, MS
02/29/08 Fri Granada Theater Dallas, TX
03/01/08 Sat The Parish Austin, TX
03/02/08 Sun Bash Riprocks #2 Lubbock, TX
03/05/08 Wed Goat Head Saloon Mesa, AZ
03/07/08 Fri Santa Fe Brewing Company Santa Fe, NM
03/08/08 Sat Sheridan Opera House Telluride, CO
03/11/08 Tue Sherpa & Yeti's Breckenridge, CO
03/14/08 Fri Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
03/15/08 Sat Hodi's Half Note Fort Collins, CO
03/17/08 Mon Snowmass Village Snowmass, CO


[Published on: 1/4/08]

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Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/4/2008 04:27PM
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Cool, I'll have to check out the Boulder show!

hometeamrocker starstarstarstarstar Fri 1/4/2008 08:57PM
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More dates to come for February and March!!!

shonuff Sat 1/5/2008 01:15AM
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I don't know much about this group, but I noticed that they are on archive.org, so I can give them a listen.

Ston star Sat 1/5/2008 11:38AM
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Awesome "tour"...wow, nice to see them go somewhere other than Colorado for 5 nights. Way to expand your horizons and find new listeners!!! Man, I love sarcasm...

Ever heard of MN??? We loved you at 10KLF this past summer. Thanks for showing your appreciation!

VERNIXX Sat 1/5/2008 05:39PM
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Looking forward to some Sam Holt in Sante Fe!

I love this band.

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their live shows trumps their albums big time :))

myfriendjack starstarstarstarstar Mon 1/7/2008 10:59AM
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cant wait to see them in Auburn

cocheese starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/8/2008 07:01AM
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i hope a nashville show gets added!

tnfreaker starstarstarstarstar Tue 1/8/2008 04:04PM
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Yeah, how much do they need to play Colorado, jeez. But this is a young band and hopefully they'll hit a bunch of other places. How about Chicago?

colost8rams Fri 1/11/2008 12:43PM
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too bad they don't come to Chicago....

Big Wooly starstarstar Tue 1/29/2008 12:53AM
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Big Wooly

I've ben watching thease guys from the early days at the Brandyhouse (RIP) they rock!!!!