Fresh off the heels of announcing their debut sold out concert featuring special guest John McLaughlin at the Rams Head Live on June 5, the Aquarium Rescue Unit have added top-tier jam band Hard Working Americans as their special guests at the National in Richmond, VA on August 13. Hard Working Americans is an American rock supergroup formed in 2013, consisting of singer Todd Snider, bassist Dave Schools from Widespread Panic, Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood on guitar and vocals, Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi on keyboards, Jesse Aycock on guitar and Duane Trucks, currently playing drums for Widespread Panic.

“There is a really a very long and deep friendship and mutual admiration between the guys in both the bands, its almost like family – well it is actually. What makes it even more special is that Richmond is Dave Schools’ hometown, and what a great way to celebrate it. Dave Schools and everyone from Widespread Panic were big supporters of the Colonel and the band when they started, and they happen to be touring the area around the same time in August,” said an insider from the ARU team.

The Aquarium Rescue Unit is likely to announce many additional special guests on their upcoming 26th anniversary tour, which kicks off July 29 in Boulder, Colorado. Trailblazers of the now flourishing improvised music/jamband community, the classic lineup of Aquarium Rescue Unit have not performed on stage together since a one-off benefit in 2011. Since their ‘90s heyday, each member of the original lineup has gone on to distinguish themselves as solo artists, as members of Widespread Panic (Jimmy Herring) and the Allman Brothers (Oteil Burbridge), and collaborators with Phil Lesh, Béla Fleck, Trey Anastasio, and more (Jeff Sipe).

Tickets for the Richmond gig are available HERE

For a complete list of upcoming tour dates, visit


Confirmed Dates

6.5.2015  Rams Head Tavern, Special Guest John McLaughlin (SOLD OUT)
7.29.2015 Fox Theatre, Boulder CO
7.30.2015 Fox Theatre, Boulder CO
7.31.2015 Mishawaka, Bellveue CO
8.1.2015  Ogden Theatre, Denver CO
8.5.2015  Iron City, Birmingham, AL
8.6.2015  Cannery,Nashville TN
8.7.2015  Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
8.8.2015  Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA
8.9.2015  Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
8.12.2015 The Ritz, Raleigh, NC
8.13.2015 The National, Richmond,VA,
8.14.2015 The Howard Theatre, DC
8.15.2015 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester,NY
8.16.2015 Brooklyn Bowl, NYC,NY
* Cover Press Photo by: Andy Tennille

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