TVD Live Shots: Bob Weir and Phil Lesh at the Chicago Theatre, 3/11

Founding members of the Grateful Dead, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, concluded their Duo Tour in Chicago over the weekend.

Playing two sold-out nights to a rowdy crowd at the Chicago Theatre, Bobby and Phil cruised through a staggering 3.5 hours of tunes each night. The two have not played together since 2015, so it was a nice treat for Deadheads. The first set was devoted to stripped-down, acoustic versions of songs, while the second set featured an excellent full band (Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Jeff Chimenti, and Wally Ingram) backing them.

Their brief, three-city tour is leaving fans begging for new dates. Perhaps they’ll be rewarded with a tour extension, but if not, Deadheads can get their Grateful Dead fix this summer, as Dead & Company (Bob Weir, John Mayer, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti) embark on a 26-show tour.

SETLIST
Set 1

Cumberland Blues (Grateful Dead cover)
Tennessee Jed (Grateful Dead cover)
Alabama Getaway (Grateful Dead cover)
Loose Lucy (Grateful Dead cover)
Lazy River Road (Grateful Dead cover)
The Maker (Daniel Lanois cover)
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo (Grateful Dead cover)
Cassidy (Bob Weir cover)

Set 2
(with Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams, Jeff Chimenti, and Wally Ingram)

Crazy Fingers (Grateful Dead cover)
New Speedway Boogie (Grateful Dead cover)
Mountains of the Moon (Grateful Dead cover)
Cryptical Envelopment (Grateful Dead cover)
Let It Grow (Grateful Dead cover)
The Other One (Grateful Dead cover) (Cryptical Envelopment reprise)
Uncle John’s Band (Grateful Dead cover)
Days Between (Grateful Dead cover)

ENCORE
Brokedown Palace (Grateful Dead cover)

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