Last night, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros made a stop at Portland, OR’s Keller Auditorium following a guest-filled show on Saturday at Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theatre. Weir, Don Was, and Jay Lane worked through a number of Grateful Dead, RatDog, and Bobby solo tunes while also busting-out out a collaboration written with the late Rob Wasserman that hadn’t been played since 2002.

Bob Weir and his wolf brethren opened up the first set with “Cassidy”, moving forward through “Friend Of The Devil” with Weir on acoustic guitar. The biggest surprise of the night came next, as Wolf Bros worked through “Eternity”, marking the song’s first appearance 10/15/02 at a RatDog show at Erie, PA’s Warner Theatre. Weir crafted “Eternity” with his late RatDog bandmate, Rob Wasserman, in 1993 for Wasserman’s Trios album, using lyrics written by blues legend Willie Dixon. The Grateful Dead played “Eternity” from 1993 until Jerry Garcia‘s untimely death in 1995, and the song continued in Weir’s Ratdog setlists until 2002. Bob Weir and Wolf Bros then worked through a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Queen Jane Approximately” before laying down “Looks Like Rain”. The trio ended the first set by sandwiching  “Don’t Let Go” in between Ratdog’s “Ashes & Glass” as they did in their tour opener in Reno.

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Eternity”

[Video: Max Rutter]

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros kicked off the second set with a take on Weir’s “Only A River”, off his 2016 cowboy release, Blue Mountain. A monster segue of “Playing In The Band” into the Beatles’ Revolver favorite “Tomorrow Never Knows” followed before Weir sped things up with a ripping take on “The Music Never Stopped”. Next, Wolf Bros worked through a cover of The Temptations‘ “Shakey Ground” before moving forward with “Turn On Your Love Light” and “Stella Blue”. Weir and his trio brought it all back together to close the second set with “Playing In The Band Reprise”. Weir, Jay Lane, and Don Was returned to deliver a two-song encore of “Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad” and “Touch Of Grey”.

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Tomorrow Never Knows” [Beatles cover]

[Video: Taper Jeff]

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” & “Touch of Grey”

[Video: Taper Jeff]

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros’ maiden voyage continues tonight, October 23rd at Seattle, Washington’s Moore Theatre. For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information on the Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour, head to Weir’s website.

Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Upcoming Tour Dates:

10/23 – Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater
10/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center
10/29 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
11/1 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
11/5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
11/6 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
11/8 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
11/9 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
11/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
11/12 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/15 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre
11/16 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre
11/18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
11/19 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre

View All Tour Dates

Setlist: Bob Weir & Wolf Bros | Keller Auditorium | Portland, OR | 10/22/2018

Set One: Cassidy, Friend Of The Devil, Eternity, Queen Jane Approximately, Looks Like Rain, Ashes & Glass > Don’t Let Go > Ashes & Glass

Set Two: Only A River > Playing In The Band > Tomorrow Never Knows, The Music Never Stopped, Shakey Ground, Turn On Your Love Light, Stella Blue > Playing In The Band Reprise

Encore: Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad, Touch Of Grey

[H/T Jambase]