Jason Hann Guests With Dead & Company In Irvine


On Tuesday night Dead & Company continued Summer Tour at Irvine Meadows in Irvine, California. The band was joined by The String Cheese Incident percussionist Jason Hann for a portion of the second set in Irvine.

Dead & Company featuring Grateful Dead members Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart and Bob Weir joined by Oteil Burbridge, John Mayer and Jeff Chimenti came out of the gates with “Cold Rain & Snow.” Weir and Mayer then shared vocals on “Jack Straw” ahead of Mayer having a turn up front on “Bertha.” A double dose of Bobby-sung tunes was next with “Black-Throated Wind” and “Loose Lucy.” Just the second “Big Boss Man” of the summer and a blissful “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” brought the first set to a close.

A raucous “Deal” opened the second set ahead of the beloved “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain” pairing. Hann emerged to lend a hand on “Fire.” The closing stanza rolled out with the exploratory “Dark Star” ahead of “Drums.” Not only did Hann add to “Drums,” but Oteil also stepped in to aid The Rhythm Devils on the evening’s wild “Drums” segment. Mickey Hart laid the base for “Space” with The Beam and eventually the full band returned to start up “The Other One.” A passionate “Stella Blue” filled the ballad slot, while a high-energy “U.S. Blues” ended the second set. Dead & Company said farewell with a “Brokedown Palace”/”Johnny B. Goode” encore. Next up for the band is a visit to Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California tonight.

Check out fan-shot video of “Scarlet” > “Fire” shared by Chris Rine:

Watch video of Hann and Oteil joining the Rhythm Devils on “Drums” captured by Brad Franklin:

Here’s footage of “The Other One” captured by LoadOff Aniie:


Dead & Company at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

Set 1
  • Cold Rain and Snow  
  • Jack Straw  
  • Bertha  
  • Black-Throated Wind  
  • Loose Lucy  
  • Big Boss Man  
  • Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo  
Set 2
  • Deal  
  • Scarlet Begonias  
  • Fire on the Mountain  
  • Dark Star  
  • Drums  
  • Space  
  • The Other One  
  • Stella Blue  
  • U.S. Blues  
  • Brokedown Palace  
  • Johnny B. Goode  

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