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Widespread Panic to play Aragon Halloween night

Halloween is a great night to go see a jam band. Costumes and fans with the commitment to boogie through three hours of spacy music create just the right pastiche to have a good time. Chicagoans won't have to travel far to get their fix this year, as legendary southern jam band Widespread Panic has announced that in addition to their two already sold out shows at the Chicago Theater on October 28 and 29, they're bringing the circus Uptown for a Halloween night show at the historic Aragon Ballroom. Panic has developed a rabidly loyal fanbase over the past 25 years with music that incorporates an amalgam of styles. On a good night, they're sort of reminiscent of the world's greatest bar band, not terribly pretentious, but awfully fun. Although the show will undoubtedly sell out, if you need any additional motivation to buy tickets early, Panic frontman John Bell said in a recent interview in Garden & Gun magazine that next year will see the band on an indefinite (and possibly permanent) hiatus.

Tickets for Widespread Panic at the Aragon Ballroom on Halloween night, October 31, are $45 and go on sale July 30 at 10:00 am online at eTix.com or by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX.

 
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