Official Video Premiere: Spafford Brings For Amusement Only Tour To Lancaster


Arizona jam quartet Spafford is currently in the middle of a tour dubbed the “For Amusement Only Tour.” Back on January 20, the foursome brought the run to the famed Chameleon Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. JamBase is pleased to premiere professionally-shot video of the entire show as this week’s Full Show Friday selection.

Spafford filled the concert with improvisation, as they focused on standalone songs in the first set and went the “weave-in-and-out” route for the closing stanza. Up first was an adventurous rendition of “All In,” which was followed by the hard-hitting “It’s A Bunch” and the band’s inventive cover of JJ Grey & Mofro’s “On Fire.” The quartet’s first set in Lancaster ended with a well-jammed “Todd’s Tots,” the new original “Radio” and longtime fan favorites “Leave The Light On” and “Slip & Squander.” Guitarist Rick Mitarotonda of Goose joined Spafford for the set-closing “Slip & Squander.

Guitarist Brian Moss, bassist Jordan Fairless, keyboardist Andrew “Red” Johnson and drummer Cameron Laforest began the second set at the Chameleon Club with a sequence of “Electric Taco Stand” > “Palisades” > “Electric Taco Stand.” The near 30-minute sequence was followed by an “Alternate Ending” sandwich served on “Weasel” bread. For the encore, Spafford bid farewell to the Central PA audience with “Take Your Mama Out,” a cover of the second track from Scissor Sisters’ 2004 self-titled debut album.

Watch official multi-camera video featuring soundboard audio thanks to the band and videographer Ticranium:

[Set One]

[Set Two & Encore]

The tour continues tonight at The Social in Orlando.

Setlist (via Spaffnerds)

Set One: All In, It’s A Bunch > On Fire, Todd’s Tots, Radio, Leave The Light On, Slip And Squander [ 1 ]

Set Two: Electric Taco Stand [ 2 ] > Palisades > Electric Taco Stand > Weasel > Alternate Ending > Weasel

Encore: Take Your Mama

[ 1 ]: With: Rick Mitarotonda[ 2 ]: The band and crowd sang Happy Birthday to JP, the sound engineer, prior to ETS