LIVE: Widespread Panic

Stay calm and jam on: Widespread Panic brought their epic live show through the San Diego Civic Theatre on July 12.

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Stay calm and jam on: Widespread Panic rolled through the San Diego Civic Theatre on July 12.
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The band consists of guitarist/singer John Bell, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Duane Trucks, percussionist Domingo “Sunny” Ortiz, keyboardist John “JoJo” Hermann, and guitarist Jimmy Herring.
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Widespread Panic got their start originally in Athens, Georgia in 1986.
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They’ve since risen to the elite status among American jam bands.
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They draw in sound and style from Southern rock, blues-rock, progressive rock, funk and hard-rock.
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They’re often mentioned in the same breath as jam-band legends the Grateful Dead and Phish.
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The band holds the record for number of sold-out shows at Red Rock Amphithreatre at 50, and Philips Arena (in Atlanta, Georgia) at 20.
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On April 18, 1998, the band offered a free “CD release party” for their first live album, “Light Fuse, Get Away,” in Athens. An estimated 80,000-100,000 fans hit the town, and made it one of the biggest CD release parties in history.
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The band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 20, 2008.
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Known for their live-taping policy among fans, the band has introduced new innovations in audio broadcasting of their shows.
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They started offering “live taper” streams from their soundboard via Mixlr.com and the Mixlr smartphone app in 2013.
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Panic is also known for never playing the same show twice, with the band having a show-to-show ritual of choosing a different setlist for each night they play.
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Interesting factoid: The band recorded two albums with guitarist Vic Chestnutt as brute. “Nine High a Pallet” was released in 1996 and “Co-Balt” was released in 2002.
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Panic released their latest studio album, “Street Dogs,” on Sept. 25, 2015.
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Their first set on July 12, featured the following songs: “Henry Parsons Died,” “This Part of Town,” “Hope in a Hopeless World,” “A of D,” “Street Dogs for Breakfast,” “Space Wrangler,” “Mercy,” “Contentment Blues,” and “Proving Ground.”
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Their second set featured: “Let’s Get Down to Business,” “Makes Sense to Me,” “Visiting Day” into “Ride Me High” into “Driving Song” into “Surprise Valley” into “Jamais Vu (The World Has Changed)” into “Drums,” “St. Louis,” and “No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature” (a Guess Who cover).
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Their encore consisted of “Hatfield” and “North” – a Jerry Joseph cover.
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