This past November, The Band‘s Robbie Robertson took part in a special show in Nashville paying tribute to his old group’s famous 1976 farewell concert, The Last Waltz. Now he’s set to perform at a similar show in New Orleans this spring.
“The Last Waltz New Orleans: An All-Star Celebration of the Band’s Historic Farewell Concert” will be held Saturday, May 2, at the Saenger Theatre.
In addition to Robertson, the show features other musicians who took part in the Nashville event and other Last Waltz tribute concerts and tours, including ex-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes, producer/bassist Don Was, Neville Brothers member Ivan Neville, country artist Jamey Johnson, The Radiators‘ Dave Malone, longtime Muddy Waters guitarist Bob Margolin, avant-jazz keyboardist John Medeski and Dirty Dozen Brass Band drummer Terence Higgins.
Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, March 6, at 12 p.m. CT at via Ticketmaster and at the Saenger Theatre box office. VIP packages also will be available.
“New Orleans has always been a special and influential place,” says Robertson. “I am honored to continue the tradition of celebrating The Last Waltz with this extraordinary lineup in a city that has meant so much to me.”
The original Last Waltz concert was held November 25, 1976, at San Francisco’s Winterland venue. Later documented in a movie directed by Martin Scorsese, it featured The Band performing with guest artists including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond, Ronnie Wood, Ringo Starr, Dr. John and others.
For more details about the New Orleans tribute concert, visit BlackbirdPresents.com.
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