Pro-Shot Video: Dead & Company Opens Show In Phoenix

By Andy Kahn May 29, 2017 8:02 am PDT

Dead & Company brought their Summer Tour to Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix last night. The band featuring three of the former members of the Grateful Dead provided officially shot video footage of the first three songs performed to open the concert Sunday in Arizona.

Presented as a “taste” of the recently unveiled eight-show Unlimited Devotion webcast package, Dead & Co. livestreamed the opening 30 minute sequence from Phoenix in conjunction with nugs.tv. The show opened with Bob Weir leading his fellow Grateful Dead band mates Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, through a rendition of “Feel Like A Stranger.” Mayer handled lead vocals originally sung by Jerry Garcia on the subsequent “Bertha,” while Weir was in charge of fronting the group while playing slide guitar on the vintage “Minglewood Blues.”

Sunday’s first set also feature such Grateful Dead staples as “Cassidy,” “Loose Lucy,” “Sugaree” and “Samson & Delilah.” The second set was built around the regularly partnered “Lost Sailor” > “Saint Of Circumstance,” “Scarlet Begonias” > “Fire On The Mountain” and “Drums” > “Space,” with “Crazy Fingers,” The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” and “Casey Jones” also making it into the set. The triumphant “Touch Of Grey” served as the evening’s encore.

Head here to order the Unlimited Devotion Pass and watch the opening trio of songs from last night in Phoenix below (music starts at ~15:30):

Setlist

Dead & Company at Ak-Chin Pavilion

Set 1
  • Feel Like a Stranger  
  • Bertha  
  • Minglewood Blues  
  • Cassidy  
  • Peggy-O  
  • Loose Lucy  
  • Sugaree  
  • Samson and Delilah  
Set 2
  • Lost Sailor  
  • Saint of Circumstance  
  • Crazy Fingers  
  • Scarlet Begonias  
  • Fire on the Mountain  
  • Drums  
  • Space  
  • Dear Prudence  
  • Casey Jones  
Encore
  • Touch of Grey
  • Grateful Dead

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