Bob Weir & Wolf Bros performed the long-dormant “Eternity” in Portland, Ore. on Monday night, marking the tune’s Wolf Bros. debut and its first Weir performance since 2002.
After kicking off the show with Grateful Dead favorites “Cassidy” and “Friend of the Devil,” the band dropped into “Eternity” surprising
Containing lyrics by blues icon Willie Dixon, Weir wrote “Eternity” with Rob Wasserman during the sessions for the latter’s 1994 Trios record. (The Grateful Dead first played “Eternity” on February 21, 1993, at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.)
From there, the first set moved through Bob Dylan’s “Queen Jane Approximately” as well as the Weir-Barlow classic “Looks Like Rain.” To end the first half, Weir & Wolf Bros explored a nice “Ashes and Glass” jam, containing a segue in and out of ’50s throwback tune “Don’t Let Go.”
The jams kept coming in set two, with an “Only A River”> “Playin’ in the Band”> “Tomorrow Never Knows” segment opening the half, before a fun-filled “The Music Never Stopped” and a version of The Temptations’ “Shakey Ground.”
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros drew set two to a close with “Turn On Your Love Light,” “Stella Blue” and a reprise of “Playing in the Band.”
The trio encored with “Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad” and “Touch of Grey.”
Bob Weir and Wolf Bros’ tour continues on Tuesday Oct. 23 in Seattle.
Check out the full setlist below and watch a performance of “Eternity” (via YouTuber Max Rutter) below:
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros
October 22, 2018
Keller Auditorium, Portland, Ore.
Set I: Cassidy, Friend of the Devil, Eternity*, Queen Jane Approximately, Looks Like Rain, Ashes and Glass> Don’t Let Go> Ashes and Glass
Set II: Only a River > Playing in the Band > Tomorrow Never Knows, The Music Never Stopped, Shakey Ground, Turn On Your Love Light, Stella Blue, Playing in the Band
Enc: Going Down the Road Feelin’ Bad, Touch of Grey
Notes: *Bob Weir last performed live on 10/15/02