‘Panic’ on the Streets of Flatbush

Grab yourself a “Tall Boy” because Widespread Panic is coming to town, on April 24 and 25, for a two-night performance at Brooklyn’s newly restored King’s Theatre.

The five-member Blues-inspired jam rock band has been touring steadily since 1986, making their way as one the top 50 grossing acts touring for eight years straight, despite the assistance of radio play, television appearances or retail store promotions.

This Friday and Saturday night, the band will make one the most exciting stops of their spring 2015 tour, at the historic Loew’s Kings Theatre.

A New York City landmark, the theatre opened in 1929, as one of five “wonder theatres” in the Metropolitan area. After the decline of vaudeville, the 3,676 seat theatrical marvel was turned into a movie house, which showcased Hollywood blockbusters and feature films for thousands of Brooklyn movie-goers until it shuttered its doors on Aug. 30, 1977.

This past year, the landmark underwent a $95 million transformation into a high-tech multi-purpose performing arts center. In order to bring the historic theatre into the 21st Century, the theater was renovated to modern standards, accommodating as many as 250 performances a year.

Returning after a two-night performance in Washington D.C., Widespread Panic will help break in the newly restored venue with two full nights of rocking guitar licks that are sure to leave you needing a glass of “Chilly Water” just to cool off.

Tickets are still available for Friday night’s performance at ticketmaster.com, but they are selling fast. Admission for Saturday evening’s show has already sold out, but it is still not too late to grab a pair through stubhub.com.  Doors open at 7 p.m., showtime at 8 p.m.

Fans will also be excited to learn that Widespread Panic has been in the studio since January working on their first studio album in five years. Due to hit record stores later this year, the new album marks the band’s first studio release since Dirty Side Down in 2010.

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