Dead & Company celebrated the second night of Playing in the Sand on Saturday, kicking things off with a danceable “Shakedown Street” and later welcoming Michael Franti to the stage for a rendition of “I Know You Rider.”
Following “Shakedown Street” the band slowed things down with “Cold Rain and Snow,” “Loser” and a sweeping “Jack Straw.” Set one closed with “Ripple.”
Set two began with “Viola Lee Blues” and then a fun-filled “China Cat Sunflower”> “I Know You Rider” jam that featured Franti and the rest of his Spearhead band. On Instagram, the singer called the performance “one of the highlights of [his] career.”
After Oteil Burbridge took over lead vocals on “Comes A Time,” the band launched into the longest jam segment of the night on “Deal”> “Drums/Space”> “Standing on the Moon”> “The Wheel.” Dead & Company closed night two of Playing in the Sand with “Sugar Magnolia” and an appropriate “One More Saturday Night” encore.
Playing in the Sand continues tonight in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
Check out last night’s full setlist below:
Dead & Company
Barcelo Maya Beach, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Set I: Shakedown Street, Cold Rain and Snow, Loser, Jack Straw, Easy Wind, Tennessee Jed, Sugaree, Ripple.
Set II: Viole Lee Blues, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider^, Comes A Time, Deal > Drums/Space > Standing on the Moon > The Wheel, Sugar Magnolia
Enc: One More Saturday Night
^ : with Michael Franti
Hanging out with this crew of crazies before the show at @playinginthesand @bravoandy @bobweir @johnmayer We worked up a version of the Dead’s I Know You Rider and my whole band joined @deadandcompany on stage for a rousing version of the song. Honestly it was one of the highlights of my career! Any Dead Heads, Mayer fans or people who watch Andy on Bravo? #deadco #deadandcompany #gratefuldead #deadheads #stayhuman #soulrocker #mexico #playinthesand