As previously reported, Bob Weir was scheduled to appear at an exciting event called the Einstein Gala in Toronto, ON, where he served as both a guest speaker and musical performer for the evening. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, Weir’s presence was meant to show the importance of innovation in both arts and science. After a discussion on the subject, Weir performed an acoustic set that featured a number of Grateful Dead classics, as well as a lengthy sit-in from Dan Kanter.
Though this appearance happened just now, we’re fortunate to be able to share footage of the entire ceremony, courtesy of Periscope user David Lonergan. You can find the speech here, and the full set video here. Additionally, a separate video for the encore “Ripple,” featuring Kanter, can be watched here.
Weir resumes his Grateful duties with Dead & Company on June 10th for a lengthy summer tour. Watch their recent performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, here. Check out the acoustic setlist below:
Setlist: Bob Weir at Einstein Gala, The Carlu, Toronto, ON – 5/15/16
Set: Loose Lucy, Peggy- O, KC Moan, Easy To Slip, Dear Prudence, Friend of the Devil*, Birdsong*, Jack Straw*
Encore: Ripple *
* = w/ Dan Kanter
[Hat tip to Osty Gale for the setlist and videos]