Zac Brown Band goes live with DVD/CD
Friday, March 12, 2010
– Zac Brown Band will bring their live gigs home with a DVD/2-CD release , "Pass The Jar - Zac Brown Band and Friends Live from the Fabulous Fox Theatre In Atlanta," out May 4 (Southern Ground/Atlantic).
Taped at Atlanta's Fox Theatre, 'Pass the Jar...' is a live concert package that captures performances from Zac Brown Band's sold-out October 2009 show benefiting Athens's historic Georgia Theatre.
The DVD will feature 18 of the evening's performances with guests including: Kid Rock, Little Big Town, Joey + Rory, Shawn Mullins, Angie Aparo and Aslyn, who joined Zac Brown Band onstage for songs from their platinum album 'The Foundation," their favorite covers, and new unreleased material. The concert was shot in HD and directed by Darren Doane (who also shot the band's Toes and Highway 20 Ride videos).
A trailer is available at http://bit.ly/ZBBDVD
The DVD track list is:
2. Whatever It Is
3. It's Not OK
5. Who Knows
6. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
7. Sic 'Em On A Chicken
8. Junkyard (featuring Angie Aparo)
9. The Devil Went Down To Georgia
10. Trying to Drive (featuring Aslyn)
11. Alabama Jubilee (featuring Barry Waldrep)
12. Can't You See (featuring Kid Rock)
13. Highway 20 Ride
14. Colder Weather (featuring Little Big Town)
15. Free / Into the Mystic (featuring Joey + Rory)
16. Toes (featuring Shawn Mullins)
17. America The Beautiful
18. Chicken Fried
19. We're Gonna Make This Day
Pre-orders for the 'Pass the Jar...' are open now. All purchasers will receive a unique code to get early access to pre-sale tickets for Zac Brown Band's May 8th show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Atlanta.
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