Dead & Company Bring Summer Tour To Northern California For Penultimate Stop

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We’ve reached the end of Dead & Company‘s Summer Tour as tonight the six-piece featuring Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann alongside Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti and John Mayer conclude the successful run at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Before tonight’s finale, Dead & Company had one more stop and delivered a mix of Grateful Dead classics and rarities at Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, California.

D&C didn’t waste time getting into the jams as they opened with a 15-minute “Uncle John’s Band” that included impressive interplay between Mayer, Burbridge and Chimenti. A slinky “Tennessee Jed” came next before Mayer led the sextet on their second-ever rendition of the Pigpen classic “Easy Wind.” Bobby then stepped into the spotlight for “Ramble On Rose.” From there, Dead & Company treated fans to “Row Jimmy” which has the perfect tempo for the band and featured passionate vocals from Mayer. The first set came to a close with two “Jerry songs” sung by Bobby – “Loser” and “Touch Of Grey.” Weir implored concertgoers to vote following “Touch Of Grey.”

The second set started with the lengthy foray of Weir’s “Lost Sailor” > “Saint Of Circumstance.” Chimenti shined on each. A slow and emotional “He’s Gone” then led into a long and hard-driving “China Cat Sunflower” > “I Know You Rider” pairing. Friday’s wild “Drums”/”Space” segment saw The Rhythm Devils explore various soundscapes as both Mickey and Billy quickly moved between percussive instruments. The instrumentalists stayed on the dark and eerie side for “Space” before making a turn towards the blues. Eventually the six-piece landed on “New Speedway Boogie.” One of Mayer’s standout songs with Dead & Company has been “Morning Dew” and he delivered once again with two high-octane solos. A quick romp through “Casey Jones” brought the second set to its conclusion. The band returned with the guitarists sporting acoustics to end the night with a “Ripple” encore.

Dead & Company ends Summer Tour tonight at Shoreline. A webcast is available via nugs.tv.

Videos

[Uncle John’s Band]

[Lost Sailor > Saint Of Circumstance]

Setlist

Dead & Company at Toyota Amphitheatre

Set 1
  • Uncle John's Band  
  • Tennessee Jed  
  • Easy Wind  
  • Ramble On Rose  
  • Row Jimmy  
  • Loser  
  • Touch of Grey  
Set 2
  • Lost Sailor  
  • Saint of Circumstance  
  • He's Gone  
  • China Cat Sunflower  
  • I Know You Rider  
  • Drums  
  • Space  
  • New Speedway Boogie  
  • Morning Dew  
  • Casey Jones  
Encore
  • Ripple  
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