Spafford continued their fall tour on Tuesday with a stop at Pittsburgh’s Rex Theatre, and treated the weeknight crowd to a jam-heavy set one, covers of the Grateful Dead and Tears for Fears as well as the first-ever full-band version of their original “The Evil.”
The band dove into their two-song set one with no time to spare, opening with “It’s A Bunch” and closing with “Leave The Light On,” both of which were featured prominently on the band’s 2018 LP For Amusement Only.
Set two, on the other hand, saw Spafford nod to jam titans the Grateful Dead with a version of “The Other One,” which bled into their own “Mind’s Unchained.”
From there, the band played longtime live favorite “People,” and closed things out with their uptempo cover of Tears for Fears’ “Mad World.”
Spafford encored their Pittsburgh show with “The Evil,” an original by guitarist Brian Moss. And while Moss wrote the song in his late-teens/early-20s and the band has been soundchecking it for a number of years, this encore marks its first full-band performance. (Moss did, however, play the song solo at a November 2017 VIP performance in Denver.)
Earlier in the tour, the quartet debuted other new originals by the names of “Gold Glittered Hat,” “Dog House,” “Part ii” and “Fünkenseven.” Spafford also released another batch of originals on their recent The Gaff Tapes EP.
For a full list of Spafford’s fall tour dates, visit the band’s official website.
Check out the full setlist below:
Oct. 8, 2019
Rex Theater, Pittsburgh, Penn.
Set One: It’s A Bunch > Leave The Light On
Set Two: The Other One+ > Mind’s Unchained > People > Mad World^
Encore: The Evil*
+ Grateful Dead cover
^ Tears for Fears cover
* full band debut