The Dead | 04.25 | MSG, NYC Pics from Jay Blakesberg!

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The Dead :: 04.25.09 :: Madison Square Garden :: New York, NY

The Dead (Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes and Jeff Chimenti) played the tenth show of their Spring Tour last night (Saturday April 25, 2009) at the Madison Square Garden in New York City. They busted out first ever versions of The Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" and Grateful Dead classic "Ship of Fools." And check the "satanic ritual" backstage where Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann make Jeff Chimenti an official "Rhythm Devil." And yup, that's Phish's Mike Gordon helping with initiation.

Set I: Cosmic Charlie, China Cat Sunflower > Shakedown Street, Ship of Fools, He's Gone, Cassidy, Sugaree
Set II: Drums > Cryptical Envelopment > The Other One > Born Cross-Eyed > St. Stephen > The Eleven > Uncle John's Band > Unbroken Chain > Gimme Shelter > One More Saturday Night
Encore: Brokedown Palace
Only "Ship of Fools," Only "Gimme Shelter"

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The Dead perform again tonight at the XL Center in Hartford, CT. Check back tomorrow for pics and updates. Complete Dead tour dates available here.

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[Published on: 4/26/09]

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