Dead and Co Spac June 11

Dead and Company

June 11, 2018

SPAC, Saratoga NY

by Dave Hoffenberg



FULL SHOW AUDIO, just use the arrows to toggle between songs:

It was a great night at SPAC for Dead and Company. The weather was perfect and so was the show. Bobby was on it, the band was tight as can be and John Mayer is getting better each time he plays in the band.

You can really tell that John Mayer wanted this job.  He’s worked on the tunes and his relation to the other band members onstage. It comes off with a greater level of success than the GD50 shows with Trey did, because of the many shows under their belts and the clear practice time and thought that they put into this lineup.  Oteil  kills his parts every time, and the band just continues to gel with each successive show.

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They mixed some of my favorites in with some lesser known tunes. The second set was on point. Wow. Starting out with The Weight into Truckin’ and then He’s Gone was like a triple shot audience sing-a-long.

I’m always impressed by Drums and Space. These guys can play the songs thousands of times and some will be exactly like at another show but not the case with Drums and Space. That’s like a snowflake, no two are the same.

I didn’t want the show to end but since it had to, what a way to go out. Good Lovin’ and then the Touch of Grey encore…Oh Ya!


Dead and Company Monday June 11, 2018
Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga ,NY

Bob Weir, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti, Oteil Burbridge, Mickey Hart
Bill Kreutzman

Set I
Jack Straw bw jm
Easy Wind jm >
Friend Of The Devil bw *
New Minglewood Blues bw
Ship Of Fools jm ob
Corrina bw
Cassidy bw

Set II
The Weight all
Truckin bw >
He’s Gone bw jm >
New Speedway Boogie bw >
Uncle John’s Band all>
Uncle John’s Band (reprise) all
Black Peter bw >
Good Lovin’ bw

Encore : Touch Of Grey bw jm

*Bobby acoustic guitar