Orpheum Theatre Boston | Boston, Massachusetts
The Last Waltz Tour featuring Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Kathleen Edwards, Anders Osborne, Dave Malone, and more comes to Orpheum Theatre in Boston on Friday, November 11th 2022. The Last Waltz was an enormously famous rock concert, staged in 1976, by the Canadian rock group, The Band, on November 25, Thanksgiving Day, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. They advertised the concert as The Band's "farewell concert appearance". They invited more than a dozen special guests, Eric Clapton, the composer singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, Dr. John, Neil Diamond, the drummer Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and a few other friends.
The Last Waltz is an enormously famous rock concert, staged in 1976, and later filmed, by the Canadian rock group, The Band. The concert was staged on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom, where it was advertised as The Band's "farewell concert appearance". They arranged for a whole crowd of their more renowned friends to be invited to perform as special guests. Names such as, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr. There many more.
The famed Winterland Ballroom concert, was hailed as the greatest concert of all time, and as mentioned, it was also filmed. Directed by Martin Scorsese, he made it into a documentary, similarly hailed as one of the greatest documentary concert films ever made. A recurring theme through the film, is that it marks the end of an era for The Band, and that after 16 years of touring on the road, the time had come for a change.
The talented and acclaimed singer-songwriter, in the form of Jamey Johnson, appears in the performance. Jamey has written a lot of material during his career, not only for himself but also for other performers, and also co-written material for artists like Willie Nelson. In 2006, he recorded his debut album, "The Dollar". Johnson has been nominated for the 2009 CMA Awards New Artist of the Year, and in 2010 he was nominated for the Academy of Country Music Top New Solo Vocalist.
Another acclaimed singer-songwriter, Warren Haynes, appears in the Last Waltz Performances. Warren is another talented multi award-winning musician, singer and songwriter, beginning his music career at age 12, and grew up looking to musicians like Hendrix and Clapton and Johnny Winter for inspiration. In 1980, he recorded his own music, when he was 20 years old. Haynes founded and manages the recording company, Evil Teen Records, and has an impressive list of recordings and chat toppers to his name. Both of these artists have previously performed in the Last Waltz concerts and are back again for your entertainment.