On Saturday night, November 10th, Colorado-based funk favorites Lettuce teamed up with the Colorado Symphony for a very special performance at the Denver Performing Arts Complex’s Boettcher Concert Hall.
The Colorado Symphony is known for their standout collaborations with fan-favorite artists from the around the live music scene, having collaborated with artists like Warren Haynes, Elephant Revival, and others over the years. As the symphony explained in a statement when the Lettuce performance was announced,
For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency. Their latest offerings showcase the exceptional musicianship and improvisational, rhythmic genius that fans have come to expect with orchestrations created especially for this world-premiere event by Tom Hagerman. For their Colorado Symphony debut, the band will bring forth their greatest creative endeavor to-date to funk the house down.
The highly touted collaboration did not disappoint, as the band—dressed in their finest performance tuxedos—delivered a mix of fan-favorite originals and staple live covers which melded surprisingly well with the evening’s orchestral accompaniment.
Next up for Lettuce is a three-night New Year’s run in Texas followed by the start of their 2019 Vibe Up Tour in January, which will feature numerous dates with support from Ghost-Note and Greyhounds in addition to several “evening with” performances. For a full list of upcoming Lettuce tour dates, head to the band’s website here.
You can check out a selection of videos from the show below via YouTube user coloradojohnsons:
“Move On Up” [Curtis Mayfield cover]
“Everybody Wants To Rule The World” [Tears for Fears cover]
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Setlist: Lettuce w/ The Colorado Symphony | Boettcher Hall | Denver, CO | 11/10/18
Set One: Mt. Crushmore, The Lobbyist, Requiem > Gang Ten, Ghost of Jupiter, Move On Up, The Force
Set Two: New Intro > Larimar, Tryllis, Moksha, Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Elephant Walk > Madison Square