You can always count on Warren Haynes’ benefit concert to be a highlight of December and from the looks of this year’s lineup, the 22nd Annual Christmas Jam should be no exception. We already knew that this year’s event would take place at the Asheville Civic Center on December 11, but we didn’t know who would join Warren on the lineup…until now.
Legendary rockers The Steve Miller Band are atop the bill along with The Warren Haynes Band and Gregg Allman. John Bell and JoJo Hermann from Widespread Panic will also perform at the event as well as HT faves Umphrey’s McGee, the Drive-By Truckers and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band.
This show will mark the debut of The Warren Haynes Band, who presumably will play material from Haynes’ forthcoming “soul album.” No word yet on the members of this band, though Haynes has mentioned that Ivan Neville, George Porter Jr., Raymond Weber, Ian McLagan, Ruthie Foster and Ron Holloway performed on the album in interviews. We figure most, if not all, of these musicians will join Warren at the Christmas Jam. Regardless, it’s very weird not to see the words “Gov’t Mule” on a Xmas Jam announcement.
WARREN HAYNES PRESENTS:
THE 22ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS JAM
ASHEVILLE CIVIC CENTER
SATURDAY DECEMBER 11TH
THE INITIAL LINE-UP:
THE STEVE MILLER BAND
The Debut of THE WARREN HAYNES BAND
JOHN BELL of Widespread Panic
JOHN “JOJO” HERMANN of Widespread Panic
THE DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND
Tickets will be available through a special, two-day presale at Xmas Jam Ticketing starting on Thursday, October 14th at Noon (EDT) and running until Friday, October 15 at 8PM (EDT) unless they sell out. VIP & Hotel Packages also go on sale Thursday through CID Entertainment. The public On-Sale Will Be Saturday, October 23rd through Ticketmaster.