Great news (except if you live on the West Coast) as reported in Rolling Stone. Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes and bassist/producer Don Was will take their tribute to the Band’s famed farewell concert, The Last Waltz, on the road next year. The pair orchestrated a 40th anniversary tribute concert in New Orleans in April alongside a handful of musicians now set to partake in the upcoming trek: Keyboardist John Medeski, country star Jamey Johnson and drummer Terence Higgins. Michael McDonald will also join the Band tribute group, while the horn section will use the original arrangements composed by Allen Toussaint.
Here’s a quick snippet of Michael McDonald singing lead on “The Shape I’m In” from the New Orleans show.