Full Show Audio: Spafford Presents ‘Lion King’ Halloween Show In New Orleans


Arizona jam act Spafford presented a Halloween show at House Of Blues in New Orleans with a Lion King theme. The band dressed as animals and debuted a handful of songs in NOLA.

Bassist Jordan Fairless dressed as a giraffe, keyboardist Red Johnson wore a panda costume, guitarist Brian Moss was a crocodile and drummer Cameron Laforest chose to be a lemur. Crew members were each costumed as zoo keepers.

Spafford opened with their debut cover of The Tokens’ “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” featuring their first ever version of Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” within as well as their own “Windmill.” Next up was a “People” with a lyric change to mention “pandas.” Then, reggae star Matisyahu emerged to add to “Leave The Light On” ahead of “Space Gadget” and a cover debut of “Bare Necessities” from Jungle Book.

The quartet opened the second set with a debut cover of Beck’s “Fucking With My Head” along with their own “In The Eyes Of The Thieves.” From there, Spafford played “Simon & Lily” and worked a “Lion Sleeps Tonight” reprise within “Weasel.” The frame concluded with “Backdoor Funk” and “Salamander Funk.” For the encore, Spafford fit “Hakuna Matata” into “All In.”

Here’s full show audio taped by teamikoiko:

Watch video of “Leave The Light On” shared by Live For Live Music:

Setlist (via Spaffnerds)

Set One: The Lion Sleeps Tonight [ 1 ] > Crocodile Rock [ 2 ] > The Lion Sleeps Tonight > Windmill [ 3 ], People [ 4 ], Leave The Light On [ 5 ], Space Gadget, Bear Necessities [ 6 ]

Set Two: Fucking With My Head [ 7 ], In The Eyes Of Thieves, Simon & Lily, Weasel [ 8 ], Backdoor Funk, Salamander Song

Encore: All In > Hakuna Matata [ 9 ] > All In

[ 1 ]: First Time Played[ 2 ]: First Time Played[ 3 ]: The Lion Sleeps Tonight Quotes[ 4 ]: Lyric change – Pandas[ 5 ]: With: Matisyahu , The Lion Sleeps Tonight Quotes[ 6 ]: First Time Played[ 7 ]: First Time Played[ 8 ]: The Lion Sleeps Tonight Quotes[ 9 ]: First Time Played

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