Dead & Company Conclude 2017 Visit To Madison Square Garden: Full Show Audio, Videos & Setlist

Dead & Company‘s fall tour continued on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The six-piece focused on beloved classics from the Grateful Dead’s live repertoire throughout the evening for a massive audience at The Garden.

Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge kicked off the night with a jam they worked into “Hell In A Bucket.” Weir was in fine voice on the opener and then passed the baton to Mayer who led “Cold Rain & Snow.” Bobby had some struggles with the “Me & My Uncle” lyrics ahead of a groovy “Brown-Eyed Women” and loping “Tennesse Jed.” John and Bob then shared lead vocals on “Birdsong,” which featured a jam that went to some interesting places, before “Man Smart, Woman Smarter” closed out the frame.

The second set began with a well-played, 20+ minute triumvirate of “Help On The Way” > “Slipknot!” > “Franklin’s Tower.” Mayer shined in particular on “Slipknot!,” while Oteil was showcased on “Franklin’s.” Burbridge then stepped into the spotlight to deliver lead vocals on a gorgeous rendition of “China Doll.” The set rolled on with an adventurous (for Dead & Company) “Estimated Prophet” ahead of The Rhythm Devils taking over on their new setup. Billy and Mick seem to enjoy their new toned down setup which features pads linked to samples. “Space” gave way to a jam on Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” and a Weir-sung “Stella Blue.” Dead & Company then ended the set with a “St. Stephen” > “Not Fade Away” pairing, each of which was a singalong for the New York City faithful.

Dead & Company said farewell with a “U.S. Blues” encore. Next up for the group is a Thursday night show in Philadelphia. A live webcast is available via livedead.co.

Here’s pro-shot videos shared by nugs.tv:

[Hell In A Bucket]

[Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin’s Tower]

Watch fan-shot videos captured by Sean Roche:

[China Doll]

[St. Stephen]

[Cold Rain & Snow]

[U.S. Blues]

Listen to PhishRabbi’s recording of the show shared by JamBuzz:

Setlist

Dead & Company at Madison Square Garden

Set 1
  • Hell in a Bucket  
  • Cold Rain and Snow  
  • Me and My Uncle  
  • Brown-Eyed Women  
  • Tennessee Jed  
  • Bird Song  
  • Man Smart, Woman Smarter  
Set 2
  • Help on the Way  
  • Slipknot!  
  • Franklin's Tower  
  • China Doll  
  • Estimated Prophet  
  • Drums  
  • Space  
  • A Love Supreme  
  • Stella Blue  
  • St. Stephen  
  • Not Fade Away  
Encore
  • U.S. Blues  

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