Widespread Panic Honors Vic Chesnutt & The Band At Red Rocks

After kicking off a three-night stand at Red Rocks with an encore that paid tribute to the Talking Heads on Friday night, Widespread Panic honored their late friend, singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt on Saturday and The Band on Sunday at the Morrison, CO venue.

[Photo via Widespread Panic Facebook]

The Georgia rockers brought their first set to a close on Saturday with four songs written by Chesnutt - "Aunt Avis," "Degenerate," "Protein Drink" and "Sewing Machine." Later in the evening, they were joined by Madison Smith, one of their crew member's daughters, for a take on Jerry Joseph's "Chainsaw City" as the final song of the night. For yesterday's traditional early-starting Sunday finale, Widespread Panic honored The Band at the end of the first set with a three-song run of "Ophelia," "The Shape I'm In" and "Chest Fever." The group had last performed "The Shape I'm In" back on November 1, 2013; while "Chest Fever" was last played on July 20, 2013. Widespread Panic now heads to Las Vegas for a three-night run at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Here's the setlist from the last two Widespread Panic 2014 shows at Red Rocks:

Saturday, June 28

Set One: Holden Oversoul, Old Joe, Shut Up and Drive, North, Good People, Greta > Fishwater, Aunt Avis, Degenerate, Protein Drink / Sewing Machine (71 mins)

Set Two: Rock > Solid Rock, Thought Sausage > Machine > Barstools and Dreamers, Honky Red, Pigeons, Don't Be Denied, Ain't Life Grand, Saint Ex > Chilly Water (80 mins)

Encore: Jack > Chainsaw City*

* w/ Madison Smith on percussion (roadie daughter)

Sunday, June 29

Set One: Flicker, C Brown, Better Off, Genesis, All Time Low, Crazy, It Ain't No Use, Ophelia > The Shape I'm In^, Chest Fever^^ (61 mins)

Set Two: Can't Get High, Quarter Tank of Gasoline, True To My Nature, Tall Boy > Bust It Big > Big Wooly Mammoth > Time Fades Away, Ballad of John and Yoko, Pickin Up The Pieces, Surprise Valley, You Should Be Glad (81 mins)

Encore: May Your Glass Be Filled, Climb To Safety (12 mins)

^ LTP 11/01/13 NOLA
^^ LTP 7/20/13 Oak Mountain

[Setlists via PanicStream.com]

[Published on: 6/30/14]

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