Southern rock jamband Widespread Panic have announced 2016 tour dates for the month of February. These new shows will see the band travelling along the East Coast, with stops in Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, Missouri, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, and Georgia. Since their inception in Athens, Georgia, in 1986, Widespread Panic has risen to elite status among American jam bands. Following in the steps of other Southern rock jam bands such as The Allman Brothers Band, they draw influences from the Southern rock, blues-rock, progressive rock, funk and hard rock genres. They are frequently compared to other jam band “road warriors” such as the Grateful Dead and Phish. Widely renowned for their live performances, as of 2013, they hold the record for number of sold-out performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Morrison, Colorado) at 42 and Philips Arena (Atlanta, Georgia) at 20.