photos by Kinsey Haynes
Widespread Panic closed out their three-night run at The Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI, on Sunday night, offering a number of live staples plus a couple of choice covers that the band hadn’t played in multiple years.
After a first set that featured a cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Pusherman,” Panic returned for a second frame that featured a couple of bustouts, including the first “Dirty Business” since October 2016. Two songs later, bassist Dave Schools led the way on vocals for a cover of the Bob Dylan-penned classic “All Along the Watchtower.” Panic later rounded out the night and the weekend with a set-closing “Climb to Safety” and a two-song encore of “Dream Song” and “Porch Song.”
Earlier in their Milwaukee run on Friday night, Panic closed out their opening show with a two-song encore that began with a cover of Bloodkin’s “Quarter Tank of Gasoline,” which the band hadn’t played since February 2016, also at Riverside Theater.
See the full setlist from last night below as it appears in our Box Scores section, plus some fan-shot video of “Watchtower” and “Pusherman” thanks to YouTube user MrTopdogger. Next up for Widespread Panic is a three-night pre-Halloween run at Las Vegas’ Park Theater starting this Friday, October 26.
The Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI
Set I: Conrad, Coconut, Stop-Go > Aunt Avis > Pusherman, Rebirtha > Jam > Wondering, Dyin’ Man, Pigeons
Set II: Steven’s Cat, Arleen > Travelin’ Light, Dirty Business*, Surprise Valley > All Along The Watchtower^ > Jack > Drums > Jam (w/ Jimmy & Dave) > Protein Drink / Sewing Machine > Surprise Valley > Climb To Safety
Enc: Dream Song, Porch Song
Notes: *Last time played 10/29/16 ^Last time played 12/30/15