Dead & Company just finished off their first show of Summer Tour 2021 at Walnut Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina, their first show back following the shutdowns and show cancellations in 2020.
In case you’re out of the loop, this is the lineup that’s been steady for the past few years and features Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, who are joined by Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge and John Mayer.
Their first show back sounded pretty strong from the couch. The Help > Slipknot! > Franklin’s was particularly strong, in my opinion, but the rest of show had its moments.
Check out the setlist and poster below. We’ll post some clips tomorrow.
Dead & Company @ Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC 8.16.21
Set I: Touch of Grey, Shakedown Street > Deal > Tennessee Jed > Brown-Eyed Women > New Speedway Boogie
Set II: Playing in the Band > Love Supreme Jam > Truckin’ > Spoonful > Playing in the Band, Help on the Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower > Drums > Space > The Wheel > Death Don’t Have No Mercy > Not Fade Away
It’s so good to be back. We missed you all so much. Thank you for showing us all that energy Raleigh. We’ll see everyone in Bristow.
Photo by Matt Busch. pic.twitter.com/VL9rqXlBhA
— Dead & Company (@deadandcompany) August 17, 2021