Cover Alert | Widespread Panic Busts Out Wish You Were Here

Jam titans Widespread Panic brought their fall tour to Shryock Auditorium in Carbondale, IL last night. To kick off their encore, Widespread Panic lit into a cover of “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd. The Georgia rockers hadn’t performed the Pink Floyd classic since a June 20, 2008 show in Los Angeles.

“Wish You Were Here” was a live staple for the band in the late ’80s and then disappeared for a nine year stretch between 1988 and New Year’s Eve ’97. The cover saw action a good bit in the next few years before it was shelved again after an October 16, 2001 performance. It has only been played seven times since 2003. Listen to last night’s version thanks to taper Sam Darrow:

Our friends at PanicStream have a stream of the whole show available for your listening pleasure.

UPDATE 10/20: Widespread Panic has shared professionally-shot video of the “Wish You Were Here” bust out including rehearsal footage: