Widespread Panic Offers Debut At Panic En La Playa

Panic En La Playa continued on Sunday night with Widespread Panic’s second of four full shows on the beaches of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Sunday’s performance included the debut of a new original called “I Swear It Wasn’t Me.”

[Photo by Josh Timmermans]

While Saturday’s PELP IV opener was heavy on covers, the band put the focus on originals for Night Two. The first set included the rare “Coconut” and many staples such as “Tall Boy,” “All Time Low” and “Bust It Big” as well as a cover of Neil Young’s “Walk On.” Panic’s near two-hour second set was highlighted by a huge “Driving Song” sequence that contained “Shut Up And Drive,” “Party At Your Mama’s House (That Thang),” “Drumz” and the aforementioned “Swear It Wasn’t Me” within sections of the tune. “Swear It Wasn’t Me” is a bluesy romp led by John Bell. Check out the video below or stream the new song here. The Georgia rockers brought the show to a close with an encore featuring “Me & The Devil Blues” and “Heaven.”

Watch fan-shot video of “I Swear It Wasn’t Me” via Mr. TopDogger:

Here’s the lyrics as per @PanicStream:


Set One: Tall Boy > All Time Low > Little Lilly > Sleeping Man, Coconut > Walk On > Cotton Was King > Bust It Big (66 mins )

Set Two: Chainsaw City > Visiting Day, Rebirtha > JAM* > Ribs and Whiskey, Driving Song > Shut Up and Drive > Party At Your Mama’s House (That Thang) > Drumz > Swear It Wasn’t Me ** > Driving Song > Breathing Slow (113 mins)

Encore: Me and The Devil Blues, Heaven (13 mins)

Notes: * Not Fade Away > Jessica > Not Fade Away Tease (ABB)
** FTP

[Setlist via PanicStream.com]

Panic En La Playa continues tonight. Tune in to LiveWidespreadPanic.com around 7 p.m. ET to stream audio live from the D.R.