Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wallingford, Connecticut
Hailed as the best concert ever, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kathleen Edwards, Anders Osborne, Dave Malone, and others will continue the tradition of The Band's 1976 Thanksgiving concert, at Toyota Oakdale Theatre on Wednesday, November 9th 2022. The Canadian band, The Band, held their "farewell concert appearance" on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, inviting over a dozen special guests including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr to name but a few of their friends. The Last Waltz Tour aims to capture that same excitement and fervor, grab your tickets now!
The Last Waltz was a concert, staged by the Canadian rock group known as The Band, in 1976. The concert was staged on November 25th, Thanksgiving Day, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco, and advertised it as The Band's "farewell concert appearance". They got together a bunch of their more renowned friends, and invited them to the performance as special guests, to name but a few, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr. The famed Winterland Ballroom concert, not only hailed as the greatest concert of all time, but it was also filmed, and directed by Martin Scorsese, who made it into a documentary, hailed as one of the greatest documentary concert films ever made. A recurring theme throughout the film, marks an end of an era for The Band, and that after 16 years on the road, the time had come for a change.
Jamey Johnson is an acclaimed multi award-winning country music singer-songwriter. He has written a whole span of material, not only for himself but also for other performing artists, and also co-written material for performers, among them Willie Nelson. In 2006, he recorded his debut album, "The Dollar", and has been touring and playing with other bands ever since. Johnson has been nominated for the 2009 CMA Awards New Artist of the Year, and has also been nominated for the 2010 Academy of Country Music Top New Solo Vocalist.
Warren Haynes is another talented multi award-winning musician, singer and songwriter, beginning his music career at the tender age of 12, and as he grew up he looked to musicians like Hendrix and Clapton and Johnny Winter for insight, inspiration and mentorship. He recorded his own music in 1980, while he was 20 years old. Haynes founded and manages Evil Teen Records, and has worked hard to rack up the multitude of recordings to his name and an impressive list of chart toppers. Both performers have previously played in the Last Waltz concerts and are back again for your entertainment.