Blackbird Presents and Live Nation are thrilled to announce that musical icon Robbie Robertson will be performing at The Last Waltz Nashville: An All-Star Celebration of The Band’s Historic Farewell Concert
to be held this Saturday, Nov. 23 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville,
TN. This will mark Robbie’s first live performance since 2013.
Robbie Robertson will join some of music’s biggest stars including
Darius Rucker, Michael McDonald, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Nathaniel
Rateliff, Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson, Lukas Nelson, Margo Price, Don
Was, John Medeski, Cyril Neville, Dave Malone, Bob Margolin, Terence
Higgins and Mark Mullins & The Levee Horns.
In keeping with the tradition of The Last Waltz, Blackbird Presents has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
for an on-site food drive. Concert attendees who bring non-perishable
food will receive a raffle ticket for each item they donate (10 tickets
per person max) for the chance to win an exclusive autographed show
poster by Robbie Robertson and other performers from the show. In
addition, a portion of show proceeds will benefit Farm Aid and Thistle Farms.
Over forty years ago, The Band performed their final concert to a
sold-out crowd with a who’s who of Rock ‘n’ Roll royalty in attendance.
“As far as farewells go, this one was major,” stated Rolling Stone in
a 2016 expose about the famed concert. The evening culminated with
“Don’t Do It,” The Band’s cover of Marvin Gaye’s “Baby Don’t You Do It.”
After the last note, Robbie Robertson, The Bands’ lead guitarist,
songwriter and a founding member, said “Goodnight. Goodbye.” walking off
stage, forever immortalizing this epic event.
“These songs are so deeply entrenched in our hearts that they have
become a part of who we are as humans,” said Keith Wortman, Founder of
Blackbird Presents. “I am honored to present this show, with these
artists, in our beloved Nashville and I’m especially proud to support
Farm Aid, Thistle Farms and Second Harvest during this holiday season.”
The Last Waltz Tour: An All-Star Celebration of The Band’s Historic Farewell Concert is an extension of Blackbird Present’s November 2019 Last Waltz Tour and the acclaimed 2016 two-night, sold-out concert event The Last Waltz New Orleans and 2017’s The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Tour which
was praised by audiences and critics across the country. “You soon knew
that The Band’s legacy would be well feted. Earplugs were required —
for the crowd, not the band,” wrote the Huffington Post in its
review of the show at the Orpheum in Boston, Massachusetts. “The last 30
minutes of The Last Waltz @SaengerNOLA was the best thing I’ve heard
@jazzfest,” said Keith Spera, music critic, The New Orleans Advocate.
Tickets are still available for The Last Waltz Nashville: An All-Star Celebration of The Band’s Historic Farewell Concert at http://LastWaltzNashville.com.
FOR COMPLETE DETAILS VISIT THE OFFICIAL TOUR WEBSITE: http://LastWaltzNashville.com
About Blackbird Presents:
Blackbird Presents is the worldwide leader in the production of
large-scale concert events, broadcast specials, TV series, music
festivals and tours.
Recent concerts, broadcast specials and releases include “Willie: Life
& Songs Of An American Outlaw,” “All In For The Gambler: Kenny
Rogers’ Farewell Concert Celebration,” “Sing Me Back Home: The Music of
Merle Haggard,” “The Life & Songs of Kris Kristofferson,” “Imagine:
John Lennon 75th Birthday Concert,” “Outlaw: Celebrating The Music of
Waylon Jennings,” “I’ll Take You There: Celebrating 75 Years of Mavis
Staples,” “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris,” “Lynyrd Skynyrd: One
More For The Fans,” “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: Celebrating Mac and
His Music” and “All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg
Allman,” the last of which earned a 2014 GRAMMY® Award nomination for
Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal’s awe-inspiring performance of “Statesboro
Blackbird Presents is also the creator and producer of The Outlaw Music
Festival Tour, in partnership with Willie Nelson; The American Roots
Music & Arts Festival, in partnership with Eric Church; and The Last