Drummer Todd Nance Returning To Widespread Panic February 02, 2016 10:10

Widespread Panic kicks off it's annual destination event, Panic En La Playa, in Riviera Maya, Mexico tonight, and this year's event looks be an extra special occasion.  Over the past 15 months, Hard Working Americans' drummer Duane Trucks has been filling in for Todd Nance, who revealed he would be taking time off for personal reasons just days before the 2014 Fall Tour began.  Out of respect for Nance, very little has been discussed over the course of his absence, creating much uncertainty as to when the band's original drummer would return to the stage.  

Those who arrived to Riviera Maya on Monday had a chance to see Nance reunited on stage with his bandmates for the first time since his hiatus.  The band touched on "Surprise Valley" > "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" > "You Should Be Glad" during soundcheck, with Nance behind the drum kit.  Todd last performed with his bandmates at Phases of the Moon Festival in September of 2014, making his official return to the stage tonight in Riviera Maya that much more special.  Make sure to stay tuned to PanicStream.com for all live updates and streaming options over the course of the week en la playa.

Watch Widespread Panic perform "Life During Wartime" at Panic En La Playa (2013) here: