One of the most beloved concert films of all-time will be honored on stages across the country this fall.
Robbie Robertson will lead an all-star group of musicians on The Last Waltz Tour 2019: A Celebration of The Band's Historic Farewell Concert.
The original Last Waltz was recorded at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco in 1976 and was released in 1978 as an album and concert film directed by Martin Scorsese. The Band said goodbye with the help of Neil Young, Muddy Waters, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison and more.
This time around, Robertson will be joined by Warren Haynes, Don Was, Lukas Nelson, Jamey Johnson, John Medeski, Terence Higgins and Cyril Neville among others.
“It is such an honor that the musical celebration of the Last Waltz and The Band carries on today,” Robertson said in a statement. “Blackbird Presents and this extraordinary lineup of talent makes me proud to be a part of this ongoing and wonderful tradition.”
The new tour follows similar events in 2016 and 2017. Producer Blackbird Presents promises that the event will capture the excitement of The Band’s historic concert.
“We are excited to be working closely with Robbie, Warren, Don and our incredible lineup of musicians and special guests on the latest incarnation of The Last Waltz Tour,” said Blackbird's Keith Wortman. “This year’s tour will introduce fans to some very special never-heard-before arrangements of the classic hits from that Thanksgiving night in 1976.”
The tour will stick to the East Coast and Midwest, at least for now. The first show is scheduled for November 5 in Port Chester, NY.
November 5 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
November 6 – Red Bank, NJ – Basie Center
November 7 – Hampton Beach, NH – Casino Ballroom
November 8 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
November 10 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
November 11 – Reading, PA – The Theater at Santander Arena
November 14 – Washington, DC – MGM National Harbor
November 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre
November 17 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
November 18 – Durham, NC – Durham PAC
November 20 – St. Louis, MO – Stifel Theatre
November 21 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre