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Blackbird Presents Announces "The Last Waltz 40 Tour," Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, January 29, 2017

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Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson, & John Medeski

To Headline 40th Anniversary Tribute Tour To The Band’s Historic Farewell Concert

With Very Special Guests To Be Announced


First Leg Of The US Tour Kicks Off January 2017

Tickets for all shows go on sale this Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10am EST

NEW YORK, NY. November 16, 2016 – Blackbird Presents is proud to announce the first leg of “The Last Waltz 40 Tour: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz kicking off on January 21, 2017 at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida with tour dates running through February 2017 across multiple US cities. A full list of tour dates and venues is listed below.

Tickets go on-sale Saturday, November 19 at 10am at KimmelCenter.Org, the Kimmel Center Box Office or charge by phone at 215-8893-1999.

“The Last Waltz 40 Tour: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz captures the excitement from Blackbird Present’stwo-night, sold-out concert event “Last Waltz New Orleans: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz” which took place during Jazz Fest 2016 at the historic Saenger Theatre.  Heralded as one of New Orleans best events during Jazz Fest, the epic event paid tribute to The Band’s milestone final concert with unprecedented performances and an extraordinary lineup of artists.  “The last 30 minutes of The Last Waltz @SaengerNOLA was best thing I’ve heard @jazzfest” said Keith Spera, music critic, The New Orleans Advocate.

Now the “The Last Waltz 40 Tour: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz” will showcase a number of these artists across multiple US cities celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz. “I’ll never forget the experience of playing these songs with this group of musicians in New Orleans earlier this year. We are celebrating something truly special and I’m honored to be a part of it.” said Michael McDonald “The Last Waltz is a true piece of rock n’ roll history. The music is as soulful, relevant and powerful today as it was 40 years ago. We can’t wait to carry on the legacy of these songs for fans.” said Warren Haynes

Creator and executive producer Keith Wortman and Blackbird Presents have once again gathered a truly prodigious cast of musicians led by musical director GRAMMY® Award-winning guitar legend and vocalist Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dead) and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/musician Don Was, with GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael McDonald, ACM Award-winning singer/songwriter Jamey Johnson, keyboard master John Medeski, and legendary funk drummer Terence Higgins (Dirty Dozen Brass Band), along with the original horn arrangements of Allen Toussaint. In addition to the stellar lineup, “The Last Waltz 40 Tour: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz” will surprise fans with some very special guests at numerous stops throughout the tour.



The Last Waltz 40 Tour Dates

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017          Hollywood Florida                 Hard Rock Casino

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017           Clearwater Florida                  Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017           Atlanta Georgia                      Woodruff Arts Center

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017      Nashville Tennessee                Ryman Auditorium

*Friday, Jan. 27, 2017            Red Bank New Jersey            Count Basie Theatre

*Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017        Boston Mass.                          Orpheum Theatre

Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017             Philadelphia Penn.                  Verizon Hall/Kimmel Center

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017           Toronto Canada                      Sony Centre

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017           Albany New York                  Palace Theatre

Friday, Feb. 3, 2017                Westbury New York               Theatre at Westbury

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017            Washington DC                      MGM National Harbor

All dates, cities and venues subject to change.

*Jamey Johnson not scheduled to appear on indicated dates

The Last Waltz 40 Tour Lineup

Warren Haynes

Michael McDonald

Jamey Johnson

John Medeski

Don Was

Terence Higgins

Very Special Guests To Be Announced

Artists subject to change

About Blackbird Presents

Blackbird Presents is a global media company that produces premium content via a range of strategies including large-scale concert events & festivals, broadcast series & specials and music releases featuring major music stars across all genres and demographics.

Blackbird’s recent concerts, broadcast specials, and releases include Last Waltz New Orleans: A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz, Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music of Jerry Garcia, The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson, Imagine: John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert, Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of Waylon Jennings, The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris, I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis Staples, Lynryd Skynrd: One More For The Fans, The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and His Music and All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman, the latter of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro Blues.”


Contact Information:

Chip Ruggieri

Media Assets

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