Pro-Shot Video: Dead & Company Returns To Citi Field In New York City
The air was hot when Dead & Company took the stage at Mets’ Citi Field in Queens, New York for the 16th show of their 2017 tour. Returning to the ball park after almost one year to the day since their 2016 shows, Dead and Company came ready to play and had more than a few surprises in store on Saturday evening.
“Dancing In The Streets” opener got everyone moving and sharing in the groove, as Oteil Burbridge dug in. A delightful “Jack Straw” came next with the audience crooning along, singing “We can share the women, we can share the wine!” As the sun descended, peaking through the gaps of the stadium seating, the summer scene was fitting for “Here Comes Sunshine”, which they followed with “Tennessee Jed.” Then the band cooled things down a bit with “Cold Rain & Snow” and “Bird Song” before the expected, albeit early, “One More Saturday Night” to close the first set.
Dead & Company then kicked off the second set with a fiery “Scarlet Begonias” that John Mayer drove into a sensual, power chord jam that led not to “Fire On The Mountain” but rather “Viola Lee Blues.” The band then took on “Estimated Prophet,” showcasing chops by keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, before slowing down and segueing into “Comes A Time.” With Oteil Burbridge on vocals, masterfully and soulfully singing this Dead and Company premiere, “Comes A Time” had just about everyone there misty-eyed by the end.
“Eyes Of The World” came next after a few false starts before the “Drums” and “Space” portion of the show. The iconic drumming of “The Other One” brought the rest of the band back out on stage for this Bob Weir classic. And as the song faded away, the opening notes of “Morning Dew” rang out as Mayer and Weir set the scene for the set closer. Weir sang with a dramatic vocal delay, only adding to the cavernous echo of the stadium. And Mayer’s solo, uniquely his own, delivered the song’s crescendo as Weir called out “I guess it doesn’t matter… anyway…”
As announced prior, the Empire State Building would be lit with a Live Music-to-Light show in sync with the encore, and tonight that encore was “Touch Of Grey.” Dead and Company joyfully led the audience through this In The Dark sing-along as the stage screens showed a live aerial feed of the Empire State Building light show. Then, with just a little gas left in the tank, the band launched into a raucous “Johnny B. Goode” to send everyone home tired and happy.
Dead and Company play the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey on Sunday night.
Check out Empire State Building Live Music-to-Light Show video:
Here’s pro-shot videos of last night’s first and second set openers:
Watch fan-shot video of “Morning Dew” by Sean Roche and “Comes A Time” by Matt Frazier
Dead & Company at Citi Field
- Dancing in the Street
- Jack Straw
- Here Comes Sunshine
- Tennessee Jed
- Cold Rain and Snow
- Bird Song
- One More Saturday Night
- Scarlet Begonias
- Viola Lee Blues
- Estimated Prophet
- Comes a Time
- Eyes of the World
- The Other One
- Morning Dew
- Touch of Grey
- Johnny B. Goode
Tour Dates for
Dead & Company
- Watkins Glen, NY
- 3 days • Aug 16 - 18, 2019
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