Robbie Robertson and Sebastian, together with Keith Wortman of Blackbird Presents, present The Last Waltz tour as an homage to The Band’s final concert from 1976 as captured in Martin Scorsese’s legendary documentary film of that name.
This year’s lineup features Warren Haynes, Don Was, Jamey Johnson, and Kathleen Edwards, as well as special guest Taj Mahal for performances at Oakland’s Fox Theater and Los Angeles’s Orpheum Theatre.
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Warren Haynes is one of the most revered guitarists of his generation. He began his career with David Allan Coe in 1980 and later joined the Allman Brothers Band and other acts before founding Gov’t Mule with bassist Allen Woody and drummer Matt Abts in 1987.
Haynes has been an integral member of Phil Lesh and Friends since 1999, appearing with other surviving members of the Grateful Dead in various groupings. Additionally, he has released several solo acoustic albums.
Blackbird Presents revived The Last Waltz franchise with “The Last Waltz New Orleans,” a two-night concert event that sold out. Haynes and Don will lead an upcoming tour featuring Kathleen Edwards, Jamey Johnson, Anders Osborne, Dave Malone, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Terence Higgins, Mark Mullins, as well as Allen Toussaint-arranged Levee Horns arrangements (compliments of Blackbird Presents).
The Last Waltz Tour, a live celebration of The Band’s farewell concert from 1976 filmed for Martin Scorsese’s classic film, returns for its second year this November. Featuring veterans like Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, Jamey Johnson as well as newcomers such as Lukas Nelson from Promise of the Real its lineup boasts veteran artists like Warren Haynes, Grace Potter, and Jamey Johnson, along with newcomers such as Lukas Nelson from Promise of the Real to recreate a close recreation of that classic 1976 concert film from 1976 concert filming by Scorsese for his classic movie Martin Scorsese himself!
Mark Mullins and The Levee Horns will add to the evening’s excitement, featuring Allen Toussaint’s original horn arrangements from Allen Toussaint’s Last Waltz concert. Special guests will include Muddy Waters guitarist Bob Margolin, who performed onstage during that actual Last Waltz performance, as well as Robbie Robertson of Blackbird Presents, who are curating this tour that will play to sold-out theater audiences nationwide.
The Last Waltz Tour returns for a second year, honoring The Band’s 1976 Thanksgiving concert held at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom and featuring special guests such as Prince, Michael Jackson, and more. Produced by Blackbird Presents with input from Robbie Robertson (guitarist of The Band) and Sebastian (son), the tour will visit several East Coast venues between November 3-20. Including two nights at New York’s Capitol Theatre!
This year’s lineup features Haynes, Was, and Johnson along with Taj Mahal, Anders Osborne, Dave Malone, John Medeski Cyril Neville Terence Higgins Bob Margolin Mark Mullins & the Levee Horns (featuring Allen Toussaint original horn arrangements), Bob Margolin and Mark Mullins & Levee Horns featuring Allen Toussaint arrangements as part of Mark Mullins & the Levee Horns featuring Allen Toussaint arrangements). Pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday, September 16 at 10 am ET using code WALTZTOUR22, then will go on general sale to everyone else.
Johnson joined the Marines at age 18, serving eight years before enlisting at age 18. Johnson can turn any barroom floor into an intimate experience by delivering Hank Williams-esque ballads or honky tonk juggernauts alike. Furthermore, he writes songs for various artists, including George Strait and Gretchen Wilson as co-writer.
Blackbird Presents’ Last Waltz Tour is an annual concert series designed to pay homage to The Band’s landmark farewell show from 1976. It includes Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Don Was, and Kathleen Edwards as part of its 2022 lineup, as well as Anders Osborne, Dave Malone, John Medeski, Cyril Neville Terence Higgins, Mark Mullins & the Levee Horns featuring Allen Toussaint’s original horn arrangements, (among many others).
The tour starts November 3 in Port Chester, New York, before making stops in Boston and Philadelphia. Tickets are now on sale.
Osborne has been touring tirelessly since his 2010 Alligator Records debut, American Patchwork, was released. He’s performed alongside Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, and his songs deal with themes of healing and redemption, spirituality and love.
Live, Osborne is an intimidating presence. Living Blues writes, ‘Osborne is an energetic performer with an exceptional vocal range who rips apart his guitar while pouring his soul into every note he plays.’
Blackbird Presents’ 2022 tour honoring The Band’s farewell concert will include Anders Osborne, Jamey Johnson, Warren Haynes, and Don Was, as well as Kathleen Edwards, Dave Malone, Cyril Neville, Terrence Higgins, Bob Margolin, and Mark Mullins & the Levee Horns featuring Allen Toussaint’s original horn arrangements. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16. The journey kicks off November 3 in Port Chester, NY, and concludes November 20 in St Petersburg, FL; tickets go on sale Friday, September 16. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 16.
The Band’s 1976 farewell concert, The Last Waltz, will be commemorated with an East Coast tour. Led by Warren Haynes and Don Was with Jamey Johnson, Kathleen Edwards, Anders Osborne, and Dave Malone as members, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Terence Higgins, Mark Mullins Levee Horns featuring Allen Toussaint original arrangements are just some of the artists on board this tour which hits 13 cities from November 3-4 to 20.
At age 68, Malone has made lifestyle adjustments that include drinking less Southern Comfort, cutting back his cigarette smoking, and taking cannabidiol to alleviate anxiety. He’s welcoming this new chapter of his life with enthusiasm and gratitude; he enjoys listening to new music releases while writing lyrics himself; traveling is also something he is keen on doing; recently returning from a Danube River cruise was his most recent adventure.
Blackbird Presents’ Last Waltz Tour 2022 continues this fall with historic venues across the eastern United States. This tour commemorates what many consider to be one of the most incredible concerts ever: the Band’s 1976 Thanksgiving farewell performance at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom – with Warren Haynes, Don Was, Jamey Johnson, as Kathleen Edwards, Anders Osborne, Dave Malone Cyril Neville Terence Higgins Bob Margolin Mark Mullins Levee Horns (with original arrangements by Allen Toussaint).
John Medeski is widely respected for his avant-garde jazz, funk, and jam music performances as one-third of MMW. Additionally, he leads several solo projects, such as The Word, Mad Skillet, Hudson, and various collaborations with John Zorn. A masterful keyboardist with unique techniques involving twisting, compressing, and processing the sounds from his instruments for unexpected textures – John is truly innovative!
Martin Scorsese famously described The Radiators’ 1976 Thanksgiving farewell concert as “the greatest concert ever,” so now Blackbird Presents and founding Band member Robbie Robertson are honoring it with a series of shows this fall. These will include The Radiators’ Dave Malone, jam band veteran Anders Osborne, roots rocker Kathleen Edwards, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Terence Higgins, and Mark Mullins, as well as Allen Toussaint-inspired Levee Horns featuring original arrangements by Toussaint himself (deceased New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint).
Blackbird Presents will host their third tour commemorating The Last Waltz this November, starting November 3 in Port Chester, NY, and concluding on November 20. Below is the schedule; tickets go on sale Friday, September 16 at 10 am from Proctors website.
This November, The Last Waltz Tour returns with 13 shows across the East Coast in tribute to The Band’s groundbreaking 1976 farewell concert as recorded for Martin Scorsese’s 1978 movie of the same name. Led by esteemed musicians Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, and Don Was, participants include Kathleen Edwards, Anders Osborne, Dave Malone, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Terence Higgins Mark Mullins & The Levee Horns, who will play original horn arrangements by Allen Toussaint
This tour will kick off with two nights in Port Chester, New York, from November 3 to 4 before moving south. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 16, at 10 am ET; see full itinerary below for further information. The journey concludes with an appearance at Mahaffey Theater in St Petersburg, Florida, on November 20.
The Last Waltz Tour 2022 will begin November 3 in Port Chester, New York, and reach thirteen Eastern U.S. dates over 13 weeks. Led by Warren Haynes and Don Was, this all-star tour features Kathleen Edwards, Anders Osborne, Dave Malone, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Terrence Higgins, Bob Margolin, Mark Mullins, plus Levee Horns performing Allen Toussaint’s original horn arrangements on various dates.
Bob is currently recording an acoustic album with harp player Bob Corritore, featuring special guest vocalist Jimmy Vivino on two songs. Additionally, he performs solo acoustic shows with his 1930 Gibson L-00 guitar while telling stories from his career. Additionally, he serves as Musical Director for The Pinetop Perkins Workshop Experience–an organization that brings professional blues musicians from Clarksdale, Mississippi, into Clarksdale in order to educate young people on its tradition and instrumentation–which also serves as Musical Director.