Photo via Citi Field’s Instagram
Dead & Company continued their Summer Tour for a huge crowd at New York City’s Citi Field. The band opened with a debut performance of Sam Cooke’s “Good Times,” it also marked the first time Bob Weir and Mickey Hart played it together since 2004.
The band continued the first set with an array of covers. They moved into Grateful Dead territory immediately after “Good Times” with “Bertha.” They then played The Young Rascals’ “Good Lovin'” and the Cannon’s Jug Stompers’ “Big Railroad Blues.” They closed the first set with “Cassidy” into “Casey Jones.”
The second set was an almost completely non-stop jam. They opened with “Eyes of the World” into “Uncle John’s Band” into “China Doll,” which featured Oteil Burbridge on lead vocals. They then continued with beloved classics eventually landing at Dead and Company’s Rhythm Devils’ very special performance of “Drums” into “Space” that featured visuals and sounds from one of Mickey Hart’s favorite projects: Voices of the Rainforest: A Day in the Life of Bosavi which features incredible footage of the Kaluli people by Dr. Feld and filmmaker Jeremiah Ra Richards. They Closed with “U.S. Blues.” The band then came back out to encore with a cover of The Band’s classic track “The Weight.”
Tragically a fan attempting to do a backflip fell from a balcony during the show and was pronounced dead at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Queens according to a report by The New York Daily News.
Dead and Company
Citi Field – New York City
Aug. 20, 2021
Let the Good Times Roll, Bertha (>) Good Lovin’ (>) Big Railroad Blues, Ramble On Rose, They Love Each Other, Cassidy (>) Casey Jones
Eyes of the World (>) Uncle John’s Band (>)China Doll(>) China Cat Sunflower (>) I Know You Ride(>) Drums (>) Space (>) Spanish Jam (>) Althea (>) Stella Blue, U.S. Blues
Setlist via Setlist.fm