Widespread Panic to End Extensive Touring

April 15, 2016

Widespread Panic’s JoJo Hermann has revealed that the band is planning to cease extensive touring after this year. In an interview with the Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi, Hermann said, “We’re really wearing it out this year because we’re basically going to call it touring-wise after this year; we’re not going to tour anymore.”

The Ledger goes on to say that Hermann that the band is not “breaking up or retiring” and “will continue to play shows at places like New Orleans Jazz Fest and at Red Rocks.”

“We’re still all brothers and still going to play together,” Hermann says. “It is really not that big of a deal, I don’t think. It’s part of life. I’ll go home and figure out what I’m going to do for the rest of my life. I will probably go back to [Oxford, MS’s] Proud Larry’s and set up a piano.”

The cease in lengthy touring will come after the band’s annual New Year’s Eve show at the end of this year. Fansite PanicStream spread the news this evening via their Twitter, saying, “Hurts to see it in print. Feels more real now.”