Widespread Panic will be honored with special awards at the 2008 Billboard Touring Awards on Nov. 20 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. According to Billboard.biz Widespread Panic will receive the first ever "Road Warrior" award.
"This award recognizes a band, perhaps not always at the forefront of 'Billboard Boxscore charts' lies. But their professionalism, stage charisma and the ability to tickets for sale a long time, the tour industry a big boost," said Ray Waddell, Executive Director of Content and Programming of the U.S. industry magazine.
A Humanitarian Award will be given to Bon Jovi's Soul Charitable Foundation and the Allman Brothers Band will receive the award in the category of "Legend of Live" during this special Billboard award ceremony.