Robbie Robertson, Sebastian Robertson and Keith Wortman of Blackbird Presents announced the epic “The Last Waltz Tour 2022”.
The much-requested tour continues the tradition of encompassing The Band’s iconic 1976 Thanksgiving concert at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. The unforgettable performance has been named the greatest concert of all time, according to a statement.
“I am thrilled to announce the triumphant return of The Last Waltz Tour, with 13 dates starting in November, making stops at historic locations on the East Coast,” Robbie shared via Instagram.
Fans of the renowned band have expressed their excitement for the upcoming tour. One user commented “Endless Waltz🙌”, with another saying “Unreal!❤️❤️❤️”
Watch a fan video of the legendary Thanksgiving concert below.
“It is such an honor that the musical celebration of The Last Waltz and The Band continues today. Blackbird Presents and this extraordinary line-up of musicians make me proud to be a part of this wonderful and continuing tradition,” said Robertson.
The tour kicks off with back-to-back nights in Port Chester, New York at the Capitol Theater on November 3. The 13-date tour is set to stop at some of the East Coast’s most historic venues, including the Proctors Theatre, The Paramount and the Orpheum Theatre.
The star-studded Last Waltz Tour 2022 lineup includes performances by Warren Haynes and Don Was with Jamey Johnson, Kathleen Edwards, Anders Osborne, Dave Malone, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Terrence Higgins, Bob Margolin, Mark Mullins and The Levee Horns.
“I will once again be part of The Last Waltz Tour, which kicks off November 3 in Port Chester, NY,” Haynes captioned an Instagram photo.
“We are counting down the days until we can see this lineup, performing these songs, in the biggest musical celebration of our lives,” said Keith Wortman, creator and producer of The Last Waltz Tour franchise. “Seeing the audience sing every word at every show as one family is what we all live for as music fans.”
Over 45 years ago, The Band graced the stage with their last sold-out concert. The electric show ended with The Band’s cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Baby Don’t You Do It”, dubbed “Don’t Do It”. As the final note echoed through the crowd, Robertson said, “Good night. Goodbye,” stepping off stage and solidifying the immortality of the epic performance.
Watch a clip of the band playing “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” from the band’s 1978 film “The Last Waltz” below.
THE DATES OF THE LAST WALTZ TOUR 2022:
November 3 and 4 – The Capitol Theater – Port Chester, NY
November 5 – Proctors Theater – Schenectady, NY
November 6 – The Met Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
November 8 – The Paramount – Long Island, NY
November 9 – Toyota Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, CT
November 11 – Orpheum Theater – Boston, MA
November 12 – Warner Theater – Washington, DC
November 13 – Altria Theater – Richmond, Virginia
November 15 – Coca-Cola Roxy – Atlanta, Georgia
November 17 – Pompano Beach Amphitheater – Pompano Beach, FL
November 18 – St. Augustine Amphitheater – St. Augustine, Florida
November 20 – Mahaffey Theater – St. Petersburg, Florida
Tickets are on sale now at TheLastWaltzTour.live.
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