Widespread Panic’s JIMMY HERRING – Announces New Band – Summer Tour Dates


JIMMY HERRING, contemporary American guitarists, embarks on the next chapter of his storied career with the debut of the new band, The Invisible Whip. As a founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Project Z, and Jazz is Dead – in addition to playing with everyone from The Allman Brothers Band to The Dead to Phil Lesh and Friends – HERRING has made an indelible impact on improvised music. He currently serves as the lead guitarist for the very popular American band Widespread Panic.


Jimmy has been touring consistently with Widespread Panic over the past decade, along with short tours with Aquarium Rescue Unit, Phil Lesh, and The Ringers, but his 2017 dates with The Invisible Whip mark the first performances of his own music, with his own band, in nearly five years. The upcoming dates will include new music Herring is currently working on, plus material from his last two albums, Lifeboat (2008) and Subject to Change Without Notice (2012). Among the concerts include appearances with John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, whose leader is one of Herring’s musical inspirations and, uniquely, also one of Herring’s most prominent champions.


Composed of longtime friends and musical collaborators, The Invisible Whip, named for the intangible musical force that fuels them, is a nod to their time spent playing with Col. Bruce Hampton – who has made a lifelong impact on the members of the band. Members of The Invisible Whip are drummer Jeff Sipe (aka Apt Q258), Matt Slocum on B3 organ and clavinet, bassist Kevin Scott and multi-instrumentalist Jason Crosby on Fender Rhodes, piano and violin.


Jimmy Herring and The Invisible Whip on Tour:

July 19                                   Minglewood Hall                                          Memphis, TN

July 20                                   Duling Hall                                                     Jackson, MS

July 21                                   Duling Hall                                                     Jackson, MS

July 22                                   Workplay Theatre                                         Birmingham, AL

July 23                                   Revelry Room                                                 Chattanooga, TN

July 25                                   Terminal West                                                Atlanta, GA

July 26                                   Georgia Theatre                                            Athens, GA

July 27                                   Cox Capitol Theatre                                       Macon, GA

July 28                                   Isis Music Hall                                                 Asheville, NC

July 29                                   Isis Music Hall                                                 Asheville, NC

July 30                                   Neighborhood Theatre                                 Charlotte, NC

August 1                              Headliners Music Hall                                     Louisville, KY

August 2                              Park Street Saloon                                           Columbus, OH

August 3                              Kent Stage                                                         Kent, OH

August 4                              Mr Smalls Theatre                                           Pittsburgh, PA

August 5                              Jefferson Center                                               Roanoke, VA

August 31                            Carlos Alverez Theater at Tobin Center       San Antonio, TX

September 1                      Trees                                                                   Dallas, TX

September 2                      George’s Majestic Lounge                               Fayetteville, AR

September 3                      2720 Cherokee PAC                                          St. Louis, MO

September 7                      Gothic Theatre                                                  Englewood, CO

September 8                      Fox Theatre                                                        Boulder, CO

September 9                      Fox Theatre                                                        Boulder, CO

September 10                   Aggie Theatre                                                     Fort Collins, CO


With John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension:

November 1                       University At Buffalo Center for the Arts           Buffalo, NY

November 2                       The Egg                                                                    Albany, NY

November 3                       Town Hall                                                                 New York, NY

November 4                       Capitol Theatre                                                       Port Chester, NY

November 5                       Rhode Island Center for the Performing Arts    Cranston, RI

November 8                       The Wilbur Theatre                                                Boston, MA

November 9                       Keswick Theatre                                                     Philadelphia, PA

November 10                   Prudential Hall, NJPAC                                           Newark, NJ

November 11                    Lincoln Theatre                                                        Washington, DC

November 12                    Duke Performances at DPAC                                 Durham, NC

November 15                    Michigan Theatre                                                    Ann Arbor, MI

November 17                    Vic Theatre                                                               Chicago, IL

November 18                    Vic Theatre                                                              Chicago, IL

November 19                    Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University          Indianapolis, IN

November 21                    Laura Turner Concert Hall                                     Nashville, TN

November 22                    Atlanta Symphony Hall                                         Atlanta, GA

November 24                    Florida Theatre                                                       Jacksonville, FL

November 25                    Ruth Eckerd Hall                                                     Clearwater, FL

November 27                    The Joy Theater                                                      New Orleans, LA

November 30                    Paramount Theatre                                                Austin, TX

December 5                       Moore Theatre                                                       Seattle, WA

December 6                       Revolution Hall                                                       Portland, OR

December 8                       The Warfield                                                          San Francisco, CA

December 9                      Royce Hall-UCLA                                                               Los Angeles, CA