On Sunday, Paul Simon closed out the main stage lineup at San Francisco’s Outside Lands with a two-hour headlining set including a special guest appearance by local music hero Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead.
At the midpoint of Simon’s five-song encore, Simon began to tell a story about preparing for his performance at 1967’s Monterey Pop Festival. As he explained, he went to the Grateful Dead’s house and knocked on the door, and Weir answered. He continued, “We’ve been friends ever since, but this is actually our first duet. Ladies and gentlemen, that’s Bob Weir!”
Weir took the stage in an elegant woven cape and helped at guitar texture and chorus backing vocals on a rendition of Simon & Garfunkel classic, “The Boxer”. Watch footage of the collaboration below:
Paul Simon w/ Bob Weir – “The Boxer”
Paul Simon’s only currently scheduled tour dates will take place in Maui, HI this week. For more information, head here.
Next on the docket for Weir is LOCKN’, set to take place from August 22nd–25th in Arrington, VA. Weir will perform at LOCKN’ with Oteil & Friends on August 24th, and with his own Wolf Bros on August 25th. For a full list of Bob Weir’s upcoming tour dates, head here.
Setlist: Paul Simon | Outside Lands Music Festival | Golden Gate Park | San Francisco, CA | 8/11/19
Set: Late in the Evening, The Boy in the Bubble, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Dazzling Blue, That Was Your Mother, Mother and Child Reunion, Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard, Rene and Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War*, Can’t Run But*, Bridge Over Troubled Water*, The Obvious Child, Wristband, Spirit Voices, The Cool, The River, Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, You Can Call Me Al
Encore: Graceland, Still Crazy After All These Years, The Boxer^, American Tune, The Sound of Silence
^with Bob Weir