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Widespread Panic: Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

WIDESPREAD PANIC

25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR With special guests July 15: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe July 16: Lotus

FRI, JULY 15 & SAT, JULY 16 @ 8PM Tickets on-sale Saturday, April 9 at noon

2011 marks the 25th Anniversary for Widespread Panic, who, among many things, has become legendary for their live performances and loyal fanbase. The band recently announced dates for their 2011 tour which will include a special two night stop at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, July 15 & Saturday, July 16. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will open the show on July 15 and Lotus will open on July 16. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at noon.

As part of the yearlong celebration of their 25th Anniversary, Widespread Panic wants to show appreciation for their fans by returning to some of the venues their fans deemed as favorites. A few of these halls, Panic has not performed at in recent years. The band performed to a sold out crowd at The Joint in October 2010 and selected the venue as one to return to as part of the anniversary tour. The band and fans loved Las Vegas’ best venue to see a concert and special activities will be planned throughout the property for the weekend as part of the celebration.

After 25 years, Widespread Panic continue to be one of the top touring acts in the country, playing to packed houses and setting attendance records throughout the US. Panic’s live performances have become legendary and the relationship between the band and their fans is something to behold. Widespread Panic’s fans travel from all over to be a part of their legendary live performances, where every show is its own special event.

Tickets, starting at $44.50 (plus applicable service fees), will be available Saturday at noon at the Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.

About The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas In the great tradition of Las Vegas’ first rock venue, the new Joint’s commitment to rock and roll is unparalleled. Now double in size to the original, this highly upgraded version retains all the intimacy, charm and authentic rock experience as the original. State of the art sound rules the 2,951 seated venue (total capacity of 4,000). Offering up seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio level, superior video system and a production package tailor made for artist comfort, the Joint is the most sophisticated, intimate and authentic venue in Las Vegas. The property offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience featuring services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury hotel. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit http://www.hardrockhotel.com/ or http://www.thejointlasvegas.com/.

About AEG Live AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing shows in Las Vegas including Celine Dion at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casinos, and Barry Manilow at Paris. Our exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoaohs, which has attracted more than 7 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. http://www.aeglive.com/

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