Warren Haynes Announces Now Is The Time Tour featuring The Warren Haynes Band & The Dreams and Songs Symphonic Experience

Warren Haynes has announced the Now Is The Time Tour featuring The Warren Haynes Band & The Dreams and Songs Symphonic Experience. The new show will make its debut with three special nights this June, each featuring two sets of symphonic music plus a third set of Haynes’ signature rock/soul blend alongside the debut of the new Warren Haynes Band. The Now Is The Time Tour featuring The Warren Haynes Band & The Dreams and Songs Symphonic Experience takes place Friday, June 7th in Bethel, NY, Saturday, June 8th in Boston, MA, and Sunday, June 9th in Canandaigua, NY. All shows will be conducted by Rich Daniels of Chicago’s City Lights Orchestra, leading locally sourced orchestras in each market including the Rochester Philharmonic at the Canandaigua show. The brand-new show will explore all aspects of Warren’s incredible catalog and career including music from Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers Band, The Dead, Jerry Garcia, his solo albums, and more set to never-before heard arrangements for all songs, except the Garcia tunes which will find Haynes revisiting compositions from the groundbreaking Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration tour.

Fan Club presale and Citi Card (Bethel and Boston) and American Express (Canandaigua) presales for the Warren Haynes Now Is The Time Tour will be available Wednesday, March 13th at 10am ET with local promoter and Ticketmaster presales beginning Thursday, March 14th at 10am ET. The general on sale will commence Friday, March 15th at 10am ET. See below for all dates and details. Working closely with Please and Thank Youa limited number of specially curated VIP packages will be available for fans through Ticketmaster, including a Guitar Player option featuring an autographed Gibson Les Paul Standard Pickguard, set of custom Warren Haynes guitar picks in collector box, a Dunlop guitar slide, and set of GHS strings (items all used by Warren), plus priority access and more. Also offered on this tour for one very lucky VIP is the Ultimate Guitar Package which includes one Les Paul Classic, Translucent Cherry guitar to be played and autographed at the show by Warren and delivered in a private post-show meet & greet and photo with Warren, premium reserved seats, and much more. Visit www.warrenhaynes.net for all ticketing and VIP info and to purchase.

“I’m really excited to have this opportunity to tour with both my new band and the Symphonic Experience,” shares Haynes. “We will be reinterpreting a lot of different music from the storied ‘songbooks’ of many of the bands I’ve been fortunate to have been a part of over the last three decades or so combined with material from my solo work, including new music. Many of these aforementioned classic songs will be interpreted by an orchestra for the first time ever and doing sets with both the symphony and the band alone will give us the platform to perform a multi-dimensional show night after night.”

Accompanying Warren Haynes (vocals, guitar) for the new 2024 incarnation of the Warren Haynes Band will be longtime friend John Medeski (keys), Gov’t Mule bassist Kevin Scott (bass), and previous WHB member Terence Higgins (drums). In addition to their newly announced dates, the Warren Haynes Band will head to Europe in June for a headlining set at the Holland International Blues Festival and a performance at Spain’s Azkena Rock Fest.

The Now Is The Time Tour featuring The Warren Haynes Band & The Dreams and Songs Symphonic Experience follows the hugely popular Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration, which featured 30 total shows throughout 2013-2016. The beloved production provided Warren the opportunity to interpret and celebrate the music of Jerry Garcia and ultimately served as inspiration to create his own symphonic event. In March 2019, Haynes, who is currently nominated for Blues Rock Artist at the 2024 Blues Music Awards, first premiered his show “Dreams & Songs – A Symphonic Journey” to rave reviews with two sold-out shows with the Asheville Symphony Orchestra in Warren’s hometown of Asheville, NC. Alongside a full orchestra and an A-list band of core musicians, the one-of-a-kind evenings featured symphonic adaptations of his career-spanning material in a unique and distinctive way, allowing Haynes to stay true to his rock and improvisational roots while also embracing the power and beauty of the symphony. The all-new Now Is The Time Tour featuring The Warren Haynes Band & The Dreams and Songs Symphonic Experience will expand upon the original “Dreams & Songs” shows with a remarkable three-set experience, showcasing the unmatched career of one of the most impressive guitarists and vocalists of the modern era.

Stay tuned for more from Warren Haynes in 2024!


Gov’t Mule (headlining festival sets)

April 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Sweetwater 420 Fest

May 1 – New Orleans, LA @ Daze Between (with special guests: John Scofield, Chuck Leavell, Ivan Neville, Karl Denson, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Daniel Donato)

Now Is The Time Tour featuring The Warren Haynes Band & The Dreams and Songs Symphonic Experience

June 7 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

June 8 – Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion

June 9 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC

Warren Haynes Band – Europe

June 15 – Grolloo, Netherlands @ Holland International Blues Festival

June 22 – Vittoria-Gasteiz, Spain @ Azkena Rock Fest