Furthur just capped off a three-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado with some setlist shenanigans obviously inspired and in honor of Phish’s now legendary “Fuck Your Face” show played just a few weeks earlier in the very same state. Furthur’s first set and a large slice of the second spelled out “STEAL YOUR FACE.” Read on for the full setlist including a rare cover of the Hank Williams song, “You Win Again.”
“Steal Your Face” Setlist, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 9/23/12
I: Samson & Delilah, Tennessee Jed, Easy Wind, Alabama Getaway, Loose Lucy, You Win Again, Operator, Uncle John’s Band
II: Reuben & Cherise, Feel Like A Stranger > Alligator > Cumberland Blues, Eyes Of The World, He’s Gone > Viola Lee Blues > Caution > Viola Lee Blues > Black Peter > Viola Lee Blues
Encore: Brokedown Palace
*Update: @HeyScottyB asked Furthur vocalist Jeff Pehrson via twitter who came up with the “Steal Your Face” sidea. The setlist was written by Furthur’s co-manager Matt Busch.
@heyscottyb Matt Busch wrote the set..:)
— jeff pehrson (@setjeff) September 24, 2012
Steal Your Face is a live double album by the Grateful Dead, released in June 1976. The title derives from the lyrics of “He’s Gone”, a song that does not appear on the album. “Like I told ya, what I said, steal your face right off your head.” It was recorded in concert between October 16th and October 20th, 1974, at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. (From Wikipedia)
— Furthur (@furthurband) September 24, 2012
On top of a mountain behind Red Rocks watching Furthur :)
— LOVELiFE ♥ (@HighVibrations) September 24, 2012
— Kevin Shapiro (@shapsio) September 24, 2012
— Alyssa Scalera (@alyscal) September 24, 2012
— Terrapin (@TerrapinJackson) September 24, 2012
Gotta Love Furthur giving Phish the Salute tonight! http://t.co/B8YVklii
— Oliver Collins (@oliverwcollins) September 24, 2012
Furthur didn't spell "Steal Your Face" with their set, they spelled "Steal Your Face Hvcvbvb"
— Rob Slater (@RobSlater10) September 24, 2012
@Phish_Forum I think you're right. They missed the part of the gimmick where you extend your songs with jams to fill the entire show!
— Scott Bernstein (@heyscottyb) September 24, 2012
@Jalawsons just seen Furthur at Red Rocks in Colorado…..check the sets…fuckin beautiful!
— Cody L (@mindfloss420) September 24, 2012
Furthur was formed in 2009 and is led by the Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh with John Kadlecik on guitar, Jeff Chimenti on keys, and Joe Russo on drums. If nothing else, honoring Phish’s “Fuck Your Face” show by spelling out their own Dead “Face” reference is an interesting way to gain some buzz. It also continues the Phish/Dead connection that has grown stronger in recent years between Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio, Bob Weir, Mike Gordon (Move Me Brightly), Bill Kreutzmann and Jon Fishman. Furthur’s tour heads West to Washington on Tuesday.
Here are the remaining Furthur 2012 Fall tour dates:
Tue, Sept 25th WaMu Theater Seattle, WA
Thu, Sep 27th Edgefield Troutdale, OR
Fri, Sep 28th Edgefield Troutdale, OR
Sat, Sep 29th Edgefield Troutdale, OR
Sun, Sep 30th Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
Tue, Oct 2nd SDSU Open Air Theatre San Diego, CA
Thu, Oct 4th The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas, NV
Fri, Oct 5th Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Sat, Oct 6th Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA
Sun, Oct 7th Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA
(Tickets Available on Ticketmaster)