This November marks the 40th anniversary of The Band’s famed The Last Waltz concert in San Francisco that brought the original members of the group’s touring career to a close. The 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz will be honored at a tribute concert at New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre on April 30 dubbed The Last Waltz New Orleans.
Guitarist Warren Haynes will serve as musical director for The Last Waltz New Orleans as he’ll lead a band consisting of Don Was, keyboard master John Medeski, country superstar Jamey Johnson, The Meters’ pioneering bass player George Porter, Jr., The Radiators’ Dave Malone, legendary funk drummer Terrence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John Scofield’s Piety Street Band), The Bonerama Horns’ Mark Mullins (Galactic, Harry Connick, Jr.), and more still to be announced as well as superstar surprise guests.
In addition to celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz, the event will also serve as a memorial to the late Allen Toussaint who created the horn charts for the original 1976 concert.
Here’s ticketing information for the concert:
Pre-sale tickets go on sale Thursday March 24th at 11AM ET /10AM CT at ticketmaster.com Use pre-sale code: NOLA. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, March 25 at 11AM ET/10AM CT via Ticketmaster.com or at Ticketmaster locations or by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans can also purchase tickets at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (1111 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70112), open Monday to Friday from 10am – 5pm. Saturday hours vary.