Watch Warren Haynes Lead Opening Night Of The Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Tribute Tour

first_imgThe Last Waltz officially ended The Band’s career in November of 1976, though the performance would ultimately spark the musical flames of an entire subsequent generation. There is perhaps no greater evidence of that than the recently announced The Last Waltz 40 tour, which began in Florida last night as a celebration of the show’s 40th anniversary.Granted, it’s technically been 41 years since the show was played, but when you recruit musicians like Warren Haynes, Don Was, Michael McDonald, Terence Higgins, Jamey Johnson and more or the occasion, any time all of their schedules are clear is an appropriate time to honor The Band. And honor they did, pulling out all the punches for hours upon hours of great music.Opening night took place at the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL, featuring the unmistakeable songs that propelled The Band into the spotlight, like “Cripple Creek,” “The Shape I’m In” and countless more. Fortunately, there are a number of fan shot videos of the performance to capture the essence of the night.“Up On Cripple Creek”“The Shape I’m In”“Stagefright”“Life Is A Carnival”“It Makes No Difference”“Way Down South In New Orleans”The Last Waltz 40th tour continues throughout the end of January into February. See the tour schedule below.January 23 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd HallJanuary 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Woodruff Arts CenterJanuary 25 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman AuditoriumJanuary 27 – Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre (Jamey Johnson not scheduled to appear)January 28 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre (Jamey Johnson not scheduled to appear)January 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Verizon Hall/Kimmel CenterJanuary 31 – Toronto Canada @ Sony CentreFebruary 2 – Albany, NY @ Palace TheatreFebruary 3 – Westbury, NY @ Theatre at WestburyFebruary 4 – Washington DC @ The Theater at MGM National Harborlast_img read more

Renewable energy supplied 43% of Spain’s electricity demand through first nine months of 2020

first_imgRenewable energy supplied 43% of Spain’s electricity demand through first nine months of 2020 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Solar PV has been the driving factor behind the growth of Spain’s green energy sector so far this year, with renewables generation between January and September up 16.3% on the same period of 2019. New figures from grid operator Red Eléctrica de España (REE) reveal that PV’s generation was 67.5% higher year-on-year, followed by hydropower, which was up 41.6%.Thanks to good weather conditions and the deployment of additional capacity, renewables made up 43.1% of total national production as of September, 7.5 percentage points more than in 2019. However, despite more than 650MW of new generation installed so far this year, wind power posted a slight decrease in generation.The figures show solar in Spain has maintained its growth from last year, when the sector posted a record amount of installed capacity – consisting of 4,201MW of ground-mounted arrays and 459MW of distributed projects – meaning for the first time since 2008, the country was the leading PV market in Europe. The Spanish Photovoltaic Union said the build-out positions the PV sector as an engine for economic growth and job creation.According to REE, the increase in renewables generation meant Spain’s energy system was able to reduce its amount of CO2 equivalent emissions by 28.7% in the first nine months of 2020.The scale-up of green energy projects in Spain can be expected to grow after the country’s government earlier this year signed into law a raft of measures designed to remove barriers to the large-scale deployment of renewables.[Jules Scully]More: New heights for renewable energy generation in Spain as solar leads growthlast_img read more