first_imgDuring New Orleans Jazz Fest season, guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist Don Was hosted an all-star tribute in honor of The Last Waltz’s 40th anniversary. The final album by The Band is one of the most beloved performances of all time, and it’s no surprise that the tribute was incredibly well received. Now, in honor of the album’s 40th, an all-star collection of musicians will take this tribute on the road.Haynes and Was will be joined by John Medeski, Jamey Johnson, Terence Higgins, Michael McDonald and more for the tour, and original horn scores composed by Allen Toussaint will also be used. More special guests will soon be announced.“The Last Waltz is one of the greatest rock music moments in history,” Haynes tells Rolling Stone. “When we did it in New Orleans, it was so much fun. We were able to honor what came before and still come up with a different take on the original with a very unique blend of musical personalities.” The show originally took place on November 25th, 1976 in San Francisco, and has come to be recognized as one of the greatest performances of all time. Musicians like Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr and more joined up with The Band for their final performance.The newly announced tour runs from January 21st through February 4th. You can check out the tour schedule below, and head here for details.The Last Waltz 40 Tour DatesJanuary 21 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock CasinoJanuary 23 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd HallJanuary 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Woodruff Arts CenterJanuary 25 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman AuditoriumJanuary 27 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre (Jamey Johnson not scheduled to appear)January 28 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre (Jamey Johnson not scheduled to appear)January 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Verizon Hall/Kimmel CenterJanuary 31 – Toronto Canada @ Sony CentreFebruary 2 – Albany, NY @ Palace TheatreFebruary 3 – Westbury, NY @ Theatre at WestburyFebruary 4 – Washington DC @ The Theater at MGM National Harborlast_img

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