Almost 37 years to the day after the Band staged their farewell gig, the "Last Waltz," at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, members of Wilco, Furthur, Guster, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Blitzen Trapper, Delta Spirit and many other groups are coming together at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York to recreate the complete concert. It's the first East Coast event by Golden Gate Presents, who staged a similar event last year at the Warfield in San Francisco. Tickets are on sale now for the November 27th show.
Billed as "The Complete Last Waltz," the show will feature all 41 songs performed at the original Last Waltz. That includes tunes performed by guests including Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Muddy Waters, Neil Diamond and more. Many songs will be performed that didn't make the cut in the Last Waltz movie and soundtrack, including Young's cover of "Four Strong Winds" and the Band's cover of "Georgia on My Mind."
The original Last Waltz featured Michael McClure reading from The Canterbury Tales and Lawrence Ferlinghetti reciting the poem "Loud Prayer." Actor Josh Lucas and author Colin Broderick will read these same works at The Complete Last Waltz.
Here is a list of confirmed artists for the show:
Alec Ounsworth (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)
Alecia Chakour (Warren Haynes Band)
Andy Cabic (Vetiver)
Dave Dreiwitz (Ween)
Eric Earley (Blitzen Trapper)
Eric Johnson (Fruit Bats)
Jeff Chimenti (Furthur)
Jocie Adams (The Low Anthem)
Joe Russo (Furthur)
John Roderick (The Long Winters)
Jordan McClean (Antibalas)
Josh Kaufman (Yellowbirds)
Matt Vasquez (Delta Spirit)
Nels Cline (Wilco)
Ryan Miller (Guster)
Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds)
Scott Metzger (Wolf!)
Stuart Bogie (Superhuman Happiness)