Jimmy Fallon & Chris Harford Guest With Joe Russo’s Almost Dead At Capitol Theatre

By Scott Bernstein Feb 24, 2020 6:36 am PST

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead ended a three-night stand at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York in raucous fashion on Sunday. The quintet recruited comedian Jimmy Fallon and guitarist Chris Harford to lead them on a cover of Neil Young’s “Fuckin’ Up” that saw Fallon add in elements of “Born To Run, “Hey Jude” and “You Can Call Me Al.”

The surprises came right from the start as JRAD jammed into their debut rendition of JGB staple “Catfish John.” Long and jammed-out takes on “Bertha” and “The Music Never Stopped” followed along with a quick romp through “El Paso.” Almost Dead ended the frame with a 25-minute pairing of “I Need A Miracle” and “Wharf Rat.”

Last night’s second set began with the JRAD debut of “Romeo & Juliet” by Dire Straits. Guitarist Tom Hamilton sang lead and led the jam that eventually bled into “Help On The Way.” The “Slipknot!” that followed featured an “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” jam. “Slipknot!” did not give way to “Franklin’s” on this night as instead Almost Dead presented their first ever take on Junior Parker’s “Mystery Train.” While the Grateful Dead only played “Mystery Train” once, both Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir performed the song more frequently with their side projects. Scott Metzger sang JRAD’s “Mystery Train” before Hamilton belted out “So Many Roads.” A wild 16-minute “Let It Grow” came next complete with “First Tube” teases, a “Loser” jam” and “Slipknot!” teases. “Not Fade Away” closed out the set.

When Joe Russo’s Almost Dead returned for their encore they were joined by Fallon and Harford. Harford sang lead on the JRAD debut of Neil Young’s “Fuckin’ Up” with Fallon providing harmonies. Once the song got cooking, Fallon took his mic out of its stand and headed to center stage. He started by singing more of “Fuckin’ Up” before he turned his attention to Bruce Springsteen’s “Born To Run.” Russo and company followed along for “Born To Run” and Fallon-led partial covers of “Hey Jude” and Paul Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al.” Once Jimmy was finished having his fun, JRAD and their guests ended “Fuckin’ Up.”

Watch the insane encore captured by Monica Hampton below:

Full Show Audio (Taped by Keith Antaya)

Pro-Shot Videos (via The Relix Channel)

Jam > Catfish John -> Bertha

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Romeo & Juliet, Help On The Way > Slipknot!

Fan-Shot Videos (Cpatured by Monica Hampton)

Mystery Train

Not Fade Away

El Paso

Setlist (via Scott Marks)

Set One (8:18-9:25): Jam > Catfish John -> Bertha, The Music Never Stopped, El Paso > I Need A Miracle > Wharf Rat

Set Two (9:58-11:09): Romeo and Juliet% > Help On The Way > Slipknot!%% > Mystery Train %%%, So Many Roads, Let It Grow+ > Loser Jam > Let It Grow++ > Not Fade Away+++

Encore (11:15-11:27): Fuckin’ Up# > Born To Run#@ > Hey Jude#@@ > Fuckin’ Up#

  • % dedicated to Lisa for her birthday, with Eleanor Rigby tease from Tom
  • %% w/ In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed jam
  • %%% w/ Yield Not To Temptation tease
  • + w/ First Tube teases
  • ++ preceded by Slipknot! teases
  • +++ w/ Black-Throated Wind teases
  • # with Chris Harford on guitar and Jimmy Fallon on vocals
  • @ incomplete w/ You Can Call Me Al quotes from Jimmy
  • @@ incomplete w/ Born To Run vocals from Jimmy

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