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Widespread Panic Welcomes Jerry Joseph, Busts Out Grateful Dead Cover For Chicago Finale

first_imgWidespread Panic wrapped up their three night stand at the Chicago Theatre yesterday, celebrating the Chicago-area run by bringing some of their best efforts for three great shows. After kicking off the run with an unexpected “Sharon” and continuing it with a smokin’ performance on night two, the band got down to business with some amazing highlights to conclude the run. The show started with a rocking “Let’s Get Down To Business,” bringing out some of their classic tunes throughout the set. “Rebirtha,” “Ride Me High” and more kept things rolling, before the group dipped into a double dose of The Band classics, “Ophelia” and “The Shape I’m In.” From there, the group welcomed Jerry Joseph, who lent his hand on guitar and vocals for the song “North.” With a fun Mother’s Day rap, Joseph was a welcomed addition to the performance.Things kept rocking through set two, but certainly one of the highlights from the set was a bust-out version of the Grateful Dead’s “Cream Puff War” sandwiched in the middle of “Proving Ground.” They also played “You Should Be Glad” for the first time with drummer Duane Trucks, and worked in a versions of Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime” in a “Fishwater” and “Drums” section.Panic ended the set with “Postcard,” before coming back for their first version of “Gradle” with Trucks. Finally, they ended the show with two great tunes, “All Time Low” and Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home.” What a night!Last night’s show was the band’s final night of the spring tour; they’ll be back on the road come June 17th for more rock and roll! Check out the full setlist below, courtesy of PanicStream:Setlist: Widespread Panic at the Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL – 5/7/16Set 1: Let’s Get Down To Business, Rebirtha > Stop Breakin’ Down Blues, Last Straw > “I know You Rider” JAM > Ride Me High > Ribs & Whiskey, Porch Song, Ophelia > The Shape I’m In, North*^Set 2: Greta > JAM > Blue Indian, Conrad > Proving Ground > Cream Puff War** > Proving Ground, Pilgrims, Disco > You Should Be Glad^^, Blight > Fishwater > Drumz > Life During Wartime > Fishwater, PostcardEncore: Gradle^^, All Time Low, Can’t Find My Way HomeNotes: * with Jerry Joseph on guitar & vocals / ^ Mother’s Day Rap by Jerry Joseph / ** LTP 6.27.15 Red Rocks ~ 61 shows / ^^ FTP with Duanelast_img

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