Dead & Company Debuts ‘It Must Have Been The Roses’ At The Gorge

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Dead & Company continued their summer tour 2019 on Friday night with the first of two concerts at the famed Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Washington. The band treated the Gorge audience to a number of Grateful Dead classics, and as is their habit, debuted yet another song from the Dead canon, the poignant “It Must Have Been The Roses.”

Guitarists John Mayer and Bob Weir were appropriately dressed for the big, brawling setting of the Columbia River Gorge, with Bob sporting a cowboy hat and Mayer wearing a giant overcoat and baggie camo pants. Dead & Co. opened the show with the Weir/John Barlow penned number “Feel Like A Stranger” ahead of a string of fan favorites including “Cumberland Blues,” “Dire Wolf,” “Loser,” and “Loose Lucy.” The band then busted out “It Must Have Been The Roses” with Mayer and Weir handling vocals ahead of the fitting first set closer, “The Music Never Stopped.”

The second set kicked off with “Here Comes Sunshine” followed by a humungous, continuous block that began with a delicious “Dark Star” sandwich with “Scarlet Begonias” (no “Fire”) and “China Doll” in between, followed by “Eyes Of The World” into “Drums” and “Space.” The band capped off the block with “Black Peter” — a song about a dying man visited by his friends — during which pictures of Jerry Garcia and the recently departed Dr. John flashed across the video boards.

Dead & Co. closed out the second set with “Casey Jones” before emerging for the single song encore of “Ripple.” Check out a clip of “It Must Have Been The Roses” captured by dylanlover1969 along with pro-shot videos of “Feel Like A Stranger” and “Here Comes Sunshine” via nugs.tv below:

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It Must Have Been The Roses

Feel Like A Stranger

Here Comes Sunshine

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Setlist

Dead & Company at The Gorge Amphitheatre

Set 1
  • Feel Like a Stranger  
  • Cumberland Blues  
  • Dire Wolf  
  • Loser  
  • Loose Lucy  
  • It Must Have Been the Roses  
  • The Music Never Stopped  
Set 2
  • Here Comes Sunshine  
  • Dark Star  
  • Scarlet Begonias  
  • China Doll  
  • Dark Star  
  • Eyes of the World  
  • Drums  
  • Space  
  • Black Peter  
  • Casey Jones  
Encore
  • Ripple
  • Grateful Dead
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