PORT CHESTER, NY (CelebrityAccess) — Robbie Robertson, founding member and lead guitarist of the iconic rock group The Band announced he’s teaming up with Blackbird Presents for the return of the Last Waltz Tour.
The tour, which is intended to recapture the essence of The Bands historic 1976 Thanksgiving concert at the famed Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, kicks off on Nov. 5th at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York with additional shows scheduled for the East Coast.
Robertson will be joined for the tour by his son Sebastian Robertson, as well as a slate of star power that includes guitar legend and vocalist Warren Haynes and producer and recording artist Don Was, as well as Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, John Medeski, Terence Higgins, and Mark Mullins & The Levee Horns featuring the original horn arrangements of Allen Toussaint.
Very special guests Cyril Neville (The Neville Brothers), Dave Malone (The Radiators), and Bob Margolin (Longtime Muddy Waters guitarist who performed with Waters and The Band in the original Last Waltz) will be featured throughout the tour.
“It is such an honor that the musical celebration of The Last Waltz and The Band carries on today. Blackbird Presents and this extraordinary lineup of talent makes me proud to be a part of this ongoing and wonderful tradition.” Says Robbie Robertson.
“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,” added 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 Last Waltz 2019 Tour Dates
5 – The Capitol Theatre – Port Chester, NY
6 – Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Basie Center – Red Bank, NJ
7 – Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, NH
8 – Toyota Oakdale Theatre – Wallingford, CT
10 – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA
11 – The Theater at Santander Arena – Reading, PA
14 – MGM National Harbor – Washington, DC
15 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
17 – *Saint Augustine Amphitheater – Boston, MA
18 – Durham PAC – Durham, NH
20 – Stifel Theatre – St. Louis, MO
21 – Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL