As the temperature climbed toward 90 degrees, Dead & Company took over the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, Calif., playing two diverse sets and even a few choice covers.
The band got the crowd moving with opener “Hell In A Bucket,” and dotted the first half with fan-favorites like “Tennessee Jed” and “Friend of the Devil” before jamming out “Loose Lucy” within a “Bird Song” sandwich.
Following a by-the-book version of “Mr. Charlie,” Dead & Company got really improvisational in set two. Starting with “Truckin’” the band jammed “New Speedway Boogie” into the West Coast ode “Estimated Prophet” and then “Shakedown Street.” After a quick departure into “Drums/Space,” the band continued on with a sing-a-long of “I Need A Miracle” and then The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence.”
They closed set two with “US Blues,” and encored with “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door.”
Dead & Company continue their summer tour on July 7 in Los Angeles. For a full list of tour dates click here.
Check out the full setlist and pro-shot video of each set opener below:
Dead & Company
July 6, 2018
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Chula Vista, Calif.
Set I: Hell in a Bucket, Big Boss Man, Tennessee Jed, Row Jimmy, Friend of the Devil, Bird Song> Loose Lucy> Bird Song
Set II: Mr. Charlie, Truckin’> New Speedway Boogie> Estimated Prophet> Shakedown Street> Drums/Space> I Need A Miracle> Dear Prudence> US Blues
Enc: Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door