The National Covers ‘Peggy-O’ For Bob Weir At Treasure Island

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This year’s Treasure Island Music Festival took place on the island off San Francisco on Saturday and Sunday. The National headlined the festivities on Sunday and played a song in honor of Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir’s recent birthday.

The Grateful Dead first performed the traditional tune “Peggy-O” in 1973 and it stayed in the band’s repertoire through the end of their career in 1995. On July 17, 2015 The National debuted their cover of “Peggy-O” at the Eaux Claires Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. When The National returned to the road on Thursday they played “Peggy-O” as part of their early and late shows at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Matt Berninger and Co. then performed “Peggy-O” towards the middle of their Treasure Island set. One of the band members dedicated the cover to Bob Weir in honor of his recent birthday and noted “this is not a Grateful Dead song, but it’s a song they played a lot.”

Watch The National’s “Peggy-O” captured by gridlifeTV:

Setlist

The National at Treasure Island

  • Sea of Love
  • Don't Swallow the Cap
  • I Should Live in Salt
  • Bloodbuzz Ohio
  • Hard to Find
  • Afraid of Everyone
  • Walk It Back  
  • Squalor Victoria
  • I Need My Girl
  • This Is the Last Time
  • Peggy-O  
  • Pink Rabbits
  • England
  • Graceless
  • Mr. November
  • Terrible Love