Widespread Panic kept their run in Washington, DC, rolling last night with the second of three shows at National Harbor Theatre, and the band offered a debut and a special guest spot from tour manager Steve Lopez.
The first set kicked off with “Chainsaw City” and later featured the first appearance of “St. Louis” since October 2016 before the set closed out with a run of “Driving Song” with a “Disco” interlude.
Set two opened with Lopez joining the band on percussion for “Slippin’ Into Darkness,” while the new cover of the night came about halfway through the set, when Panic debuted their version of blues legend Robert Johnson’s “Love In Vain,” a tune that has also been covered by The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and more in the past.
See the full setlist below as it appears in our Box Scores section, along with fan-shot video of the first-set opening run. Panic return to the National Harbor stage tonight for round three.
National Harbor Theatre, Washington, DC
Set I: Chainsaw City, Travelin’ Light, Good People, Gradle, Big Wooly Mammoth > Greta > Sleepy Monkey, St Louis*, Driving Song > Disco > Driving Song
Set II: Slippin’ Into Darkness^, Machine > Barstools & Dreamers, This Part of Town, Heroes, Love In Vain^^, Goin’ Out West > Drums > Cease Fire, Me and the Devil Blues, Pigeons
Enc: Radio Child, For What It’s Worth
*Last Time Played 10/21/16
^with Steve Lopez on percussion
^^First Time Played (Robert Johnson)