Last night, a group of artists, including Dead & Company, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds and Metallica, came together at San Francisco’s AT&T Park to play the Band Together Bay Area concert, which helped to raise money in support of those affected by the recent wildfires in Northern California.
After the evening was kicked off with offerings from Raphael Saadiq, rapper G-Eazy and Rancid, Matthews & Reynolds came out for their own set, and the longtime collaborators ran through a number of Dave Matthews Band staples, kicking off with “Don’t Drink the Water,” which featured a lyrical tease of “This Land is Your Land” from Matthews. The quick set also featured “Warehouse,” “Satellite,” the newer “Samurai Cop,” “Bartender,” “The Space Between” and a “Grey Street” finale.
Next up were Dead & Company, who used the performance as a warmup to their tour that kicks off this weekend at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Bob Weir, John Mayer and company opened with a spirited “Playing in the Band” and followed up with a set centerpiece of “Scarlet Begonias” into “Fire on the Mountain” before closing with the Grateful Dead favorites and appropriately themed “Not Fade Away” and “Touch of Grey.”
Metallica then closed out the benefit with a slightly longer headlining set opened with a tune from their latest album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct and featured some of the band’s classics like “Master of Puppets” and “Enter Sandman.”
See some of the setlists from last night below, along with video of Dead & Company and Matthews & Reynolds’ full sets.
Band Together Bay Area AT&T Park San Francisco, CA:
Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Don’t Drink the Water, Warehouse, Satellite, You & Me, Samurai Cop, Bartender, The Space Between, Grey Street
Dead & Company
Playing in the Band, Deal, Scarlet Begonias > Fire on the Mountain, Not Fade Away, Touch of Grey
Hardwired, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Fade to Black, The Memory Remains, The Unforgiven, Wherever I May Roam, Sad But True, One, Master of Puppets, Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman