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Published: 2012/02/02

Widespread Panic Nods to Bob Marley With New Cover

Widespread Panic busted out a new cover in Mexico last night. Part of the group’s Panic en la Playa destination event, the show took place on the beaches of the Now Sapphire Resort. A few songs into their first set, Panic launched into a first-time cover of Bob Marley’s “Kinky Reggae.” Through the group has teased the song on occasion—and John Bell has used lyrics from the song in his raps—it was the first time Panic had played the song in full. At the end of the show, the band also invited road manager Steve Lopez ontostage to play percussion on War’s “Slippin’ Into Darkness.” Panic en la Playa continues today.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section via PanicStream

Now Sapphire Resort, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, MX, February 1

Set I: Rock, Tall Boy > Sharon, Tortured Artist > Spoonful > Sleepy Monkey > Kinky Reggae (*) > Sleepy Monkey > Stop-Go > Disco > Rebirtha > Blackout Blues
Set II: Diner > Junior, Good People > Dark Bar > Good People, Up All Night > Jam > Up All Night, All Time Low > Drums > Proving Ground > Mr. Soul > Proving Ground > Bears Gone Fishin’ > Red Hot Mama > Shut Up and Drive, Protein Drink > Sewing Machine
Enc: Chainsaw City, Slippin’ Into Darkness (*) > Action Man

(*)First time played (rapped on 11/7/03)
(^) with Steve Lopez on percussion

Reporting by Ariel Rosemberg

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