Dead & Company roared through their second stop on tour at the Ak-Chin Pavilion for a smoking show in Phoenix, Arizona. Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti came in hot after Saturday night’s tour opener in Las Vegas with a fresh new batch of songs. The show opened with “Feel Like A Stranger,” “Bertha,” and “Minglewood Blues,” which you can watch below, courtesy of nugs.tv.
The band continued with a Weir-penned “Cassidy” that led into a traditional “Peggy-O.” The first set closed with “Loose Lucy,” “Sugaree,” and “Samson and Delilah,” very much to the delight of Dead & Company’s fans.
With temperatures nearing 100 degrees, the second set scorcher opened with a Weir-led “Lost Sailor” and “Saint of Circumstance,” before Mayer took his turn on “Crazy Fingers.” The guitarists then took turns on vocals for a blistering “Scarlet Begonias” that led into a “Fire on the Mountain,” with Weir on vocals. The percussion section then locked in for an incredible “Drums” and “Space.”
After the wild run, the band slowed things down for a touching version of “Dear Prudence” by The Beatles. The second set closed with an energetic “Casey Jones,” before the band returned with their hit “Touch of Grey” to encore.
Thanks to taper jbanyai97, you can listen to the full show below:
Dead & Company have a few days off, but will return to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California on May 31.
Setlist: Dead & Company | Ak-Chin Pavilion | Phoenix, AZ | 5/28/17
I: Feel Like A Stranger, Bertha, Minglewood Blues, Cassidy, Peggy-O, Loose Lucy, Sugaree, Samson and Delilah
II: Lost Sailor, Saint of Circumstance, Crazy Fingers, Scarlet Begonias, Fire On The Mountain, Drums, Space, Dear Prudence, Casey Jones
E: Touch of Grey