A friend forwarded me this statement from Panic's management, Brown Cat:
Mile High Festival 2009
2009 Tour Dates
Management of Widespread Panic would like to put to rest the rumors circulating of Red Rocks or New Years performances in Colorado in 2009.
The band will NOT be playing Red Rocks or New Years in Colorado.
Widespread Panic’s only scheduled appearance in Colorado this year will be at the Mile High Music Festival July 18th-19th in Denver, CO. Get full festival info in our On Tour section and buy your tickets now!
I am a little bit surprised, given the long history Panic has in Colorado at Red Rocks as well as what a great time everyone seemed to have at this year's NYE. But, now I won't feel guilty traveling wherever to see Phish on NYE since Panic won't be playing in my backyard. For a local Denver fan reaction of this announcement, click here.