2 Disc Set Features Entire Performance of
Their Groundbreaking Nationwide Theater Simulcast
From Fox Theatre in Atlanta on May 9, 2006

Widespread Panic by Adam George
Legendary live performers Widespread Panic announce the release of Earth to Atlanta November 14, 2006 on Sanctuary/ Widespread Records. The two DVD set was filmed at the kick off of this year's Widespread Panic tour, set at the historical Fox Theatre in Atlanta. In a groundbreaking move, Widespread Panic simulcast the concert live to 115 Regal/Edwards/United Artists cinemas nationwide. For the first time ever, over 60,000 ticket holding fans across the country were given the ability to experience the evening live with Panic without actually having to travel to Atlanta.

A companion piece to Widespread Panic's critically acclaimed 2006 CD release Earth to America, the set offers a unique visual counterpart to the recent studio album. Known for their prodigious live shows, the DVD's were filmed in stunning High Definition/ 5.1 surround sound in order to capture every nuance of the Widespread Panic live performance. Overall the collection features 26 songs, including classic live versions of "Tall Boy," "Travelin' Man," "Pigeons," "Time Zones" and "Second Skin."

Currently in the midst of their fall tour, Widespread Panic has also brought in legendary guitarist Jimmy Herring to join their line-up. Capping off their tour, Panic will headline the second night of the Vegoose Festival in Las Vegas on October 29th. They will also play their infamous Halloween show on October 30th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Fans are known to travel from afar to attend the annual Panic Halloween show where every year the band surprises the audience with a elaborate stage theme, costumes, and new cover songs that cleverly tie-in. Past themes have included Mars Attacks, Moon Walk, and Bourbon Street to name a few. The tour will commence with three nights at The Backyard in Austin on November 2nd - 4th.

About Widespread Panic:
Widespread Panic first came together around the University of Georgia in 1986, when the band’s original guitarist, Michael Houser, introduced vocalist/guitarist John Bell to the joys of improvisation, following a musical conversation wherever it leads. With bassist Dave Schools, drummer Todd Nance, percussionist Domingo Ortiz and later keyboardist John Hermann, they hit the road, winning new fans at each stop. Together, they forged roots rock, blues and boogie into an aesthetic all its own. Without benefit of substantial radio or MTV airplay and other trappings of the pop world's starmaking machine, their popularity grew steadily. After years of relentless touring, they are one of the biggest-selling bands on the road today. Road warriors for 20 years, the band has sold out venues across the country, ranging from New York's venerable Madison Square Garden to Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre (where they hold the record for the most sold-out shows) to the Bay Area's Greek Theatre. Panic has sold over 3 million albums, and released a total of 15 CDs and five DVDs (including Live at Oak Mountain, which is certified Gold).

Look for Earth to Atlanta to land in stores on Sanctuary/ Widespread Records on November 14, 2006.

[Published on: 10/9/06]

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moephishH2O starstarstarstarstar Mon 10/9/2006 12:41PM
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Any news on NYE in ATL???

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I saw the second nite simulcast from the Fox.. It was pretty good. Keep in mind this was still the days of GMAC. Jimmy Herring was not with them at the time. John Keane was in this one as well as Randall Bramlett horns and the atlanta string section. I am sure it will sell pretty well, but the new era is Jimmy Herring now, it makes me wonder, will people want this old lineup show? Probably so.. George had
his moments, he pleased me more than once. Peace Ya'll,
PS>> I was at the nashville show, for my first show with Jimmy Herring.. Jerry Joseph opened the show and was SMOKING...

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I am absolutely certain they will play ATL for new years eve.
No official news, just my absolute certainty.. peace ya'll

Benon starstar Mon 10/9/2006 06:38PM
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gotta keep the $$ rolling in...

pat5507 Mon 10/9/2006 07:04PM
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"Any news on NYE in ATL???"

They always announce this late. But they've been doin New Years in ATL every year since 1988. So I think it's safe to say they'll be back, especilly since Jimmy Herring has not yet played in Atlanta

willm1 Mon 10/9/2006 09:14PM
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sounds like a cool dvd . . .i'll buy it

Hollow starstarstarstar Mon 10/9/2006 09:45PM
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Nashville was my first Herring show, too. I really dug Jimmy's tone and style. His tone is much better live than it was on the bootlegs I've listened to. I had a blast at all the George shows I went to as well. Will def be picking this DVD up. Peaces and Panic...

Cr4wley starstarstarstarstar Mon 10/9/2006 10:38PM
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panic fucking rocks.

jcheat420 Tue 10/10/2006 07:21AM
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Jimmy is the Wizard. WSMFP! Charlston gonna be great.

linsbee314 Tue 10/10/2006 07:50AM
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Oh yes, Charleston will be wonderful! I saw Jimmy in Charlotte two weekends ago and I was very impressed. That's what Panic is supposed to sound like. That's the sound they'd been missing since 2002.

I'm so happy to have Jimmy in the band. I can only hope he sticks around for a while and doesn't move on to another project in a year. The band seemed so happy in Charlotte. I could tell they were thankful to have him there.

See you Friday the 13th in Chucktown!

VWFiend Tue 10/10/2006 10:18AM
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who cares?

tzolkin13 starstarstarstar Tue 10/10/2006 07:27PM
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Worth every penny. High energy show, great performance.
I can't wait to roll a bomber, sit back, and crank "Second Skin"....sick version for sure.

smitty5420 Wed 10/11/2006 09:16AM
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Macon was the first for me, herring is the shit, can't wait for chuck-town with north miss, shits gonna be hot

bosoxx45 starstarstarstarstar Wed 10/11/2006 07:43PM
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in front row mother fuckers

gsu8406 starstarstarstarstar Mon 10/16/2006 08:15PM
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DVD will be great. bramlett was a great addition. herring has been great so far this tour. can't wait until new years. wish i had the funds to do my mail order, but there are too many shows before new years that i have to catch. please do some sort of contest for tickets on the floor for new years. ive made it to the past few new years shows at phillips and have been in seats wishing i was closer.