Grateful Dead on Wednesday shared a trailer for coming attractions with a clip of “Truckin'” recorded at Tivoli Concert Hall on April 17th, 1972. The concert, the first ever to be broadcast live on Danish TV, will hit theaters on November 1st and 5th for the 2022 installment of Meet-Up At The Movies.
Though a young Bob Weir misses his vocal cue to start the first verse, the Dead are on point from there. This ten-minute rendition showcases the height of the band’s improvisational prowess on the famed Europe ’72 tour as Jerry Garcia maneuvers the Fender Stratocaster that would later become known as Alligator once affixed with its titular sticker. Just around the corner from this display of instrumental groupthink lies the juggernaut “Dark Star” in a show that was released in full as Europe ’72 Vol. 6.
Fans in attendance at the 2022 theatrical showings will see nearly an hour and a half of the Dead’s concert, including the first-ever performance of “He’s Gone” and recently debuted compositions “Ramble on Rose”, “Jack Straw”, and “One More Saturday Night”. This would mark the final tour for founding keyboardist/vocalist Ronald “Pigpen” McKernan, who is well-represented with three songs on the broadcast including the opening “It Hurts Me Too”.
Next month will signal the tenth edition of Meet-Up At The Movies and the first since 2019. The last installment, which featured the Dead’s June 17th, 1991 concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, was also the first to be broadcast globally, a tradition that will continue in 2022.
Watch the Grateful Dead perform “Truckin'” at Tivoli Concert Hall on April 17th, 1972 and head here for Meet-Up At The Movies tickets and details.
Grateful Dead – “Truckin'” – 4/17/72