In an effort to let all fans be a part of the shows, Widespread Panic have announced the launch of a new website, www.LiveWidespreadPanic.com, in association with nugs net enterprises, where fans will have the opportunity to download concerts in their entirety from select dates. The site will kick off with free MP3 downloads of the first three shows on March 24, 25 & 26 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta (available only for a limited time).
Powered by nugs.net and its content delivery platform, LiveWidespreadPanic.com will provide high quality soundboard recordings in both MP3 and CD-quality FLAC files. The full-length concerts will be available for $10.95 as MP3 or $15.95 for the higher quality FLAC format. All files are compatible with Windows, Mac and Unix and may be played on the iPod or other portable MP3 players, played in any music jukebox software, or burned to CD. Additionally, each show comes with custom printable booklets, tray inlays, and CD labels. The legions of fans collecting live tapes of the band for 20 years will now be able to tap directly into the band’s soundboard via LiveWidespreadPanic.com and download professionally recorded concerts within days of the performance.
The band has recently released a live album titled Live at Myrtle Beach on Widespread/Sanctuary Records. Despite their time off from touring, Widespread Panic continued to release live CD’s throughout 2004, much to the delight of their fans, including Night of Joy, the acoustic leaning