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Published: 2012/02/17

Phil Lesh & Friends Kick Off Broomfield Run

Phil Lesh & Friends kicked off the first of three performances at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, CO last night. The show, which featured the lineup of Lesh, Warren Haynes, Jackie Greene, John Scofield, Joe Russo and Jeff Chimenti, marked the bands return to the road outside of Tuesday’s special live-webcast Valentines show at Terrapin Crossroads. Lesh and & Friends will return to the venue the next two nights. The full setlist from last night, along with a video of “St. Stephen” from Tuesday’s show, can be viewed below.

Phil Lesh And Friends
Phil Lesh, Warren Haynes, Jackie Greene, John Scofield, Joe Russo, Jeff Chimenti
1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO

Set I: Tuning > Jam > Shakedown Street > Dire Wolf, Tennessee Jed, Pride Of Cucomonga, Doin’ That Rag, The Wheel > Standing On The Moon > Just A Little Light

Set II: Scarlet Begonias > Fire On The Mountain, Rollin’ and Tumblin’, That’s It For The Other One: Cryptical Envelopment > Magic Bus > The Faster We Go The Rounder We Get (aka Part 2) (The Other One) > Wharf Rat > Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower, donor rap

Enc: Not Fade Away

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There are 37 comments associated with this post February 17, 2012, 18:17:26

Why’d they leave Chimenti’s name off the poster?

Kent February 17, 2012, 18:22:29

Chimenti was added to the lineup late.

PM February 17, 2012, 18:30:12

ENOUGH of this Grateful Dead cover band WARREN get back into the studio with the MULE. The Dead is dead move on.

Kit February 17, 2012, 18:43:38

We don’t want to move on

PM February 17, 2012, 19:13:01

Jerrys rolling in his grave

Christine February 17, 2012, 19:13:44

The video clip is not from Broomfield, fyi. It’s from Terrapin Crossroads warmup.

Dylan February 17, 2012, 19:35:56

Incredible combination of musicians. Felt lucky to be there last night

Greg February 17, 2012, 19:53:59

This was one of those truly special shows. Scofield started humble but was directing traffic by show’s end. Get ready for 2 more…

Mitch Z February 17, 2012, 20:49:45

Brent would have been proud of the first set closer!

The Real Kit February 17, 2012, 20:53:21

Be thankful it’s still going on in so many forms. That Phil and Bobby are still bringing it at all is a miracle. Mickey and Billy, meh… not so much.

Mitch Z February 17, 2012, 20:56:09

I miss Jay Lane :(

Matt Kelly Drumstick February 17, 2012, 20:58:39

Same here, brah… same here.

john ford February 17, 2012, 21:02:33

first of all i love the deade, always have and always will, but with all the new commercialization, (rolling stone mag) key chains?, coffee mugs,? wtf ? “it helps pay the rent”, i agree: JERRY IS ROLLING IN HIS GRAVE! for the love of good booby, phil, et, all hang it up, my memories are better then any post dead band… thank you.. peace.

Mitch Z February 17, 2012, 21:09:10

Yeah! Makes sense to honor Jerry’s memory more by NOT continuing to perform his music live in front of new audiences who never got to see him play. Makes sense! It’s what Jerry would have wanted! :|

Matt Kelly Drumstick February 17, 2012, 21:10:40

No one hates the Dead more than Deadheads. Of course, no one loves them more either, but sometimes that seems really unimportant…

Dan February 17, 2012, 21:15:26

John Ford: Lame. Your career should stop be your colleague died (your colleague who was an incredibly sloppy drug addict for the last four years of his life)? They should just waste away for almost 20 years now? Try it for 6 months and see how that works out for you…
Phil’s bands since 99 have had their own feel and flare and approach, all different but all in the same general vein too. It’s not supposed to sound like Jerry, and thank god it doesn’t. I love Phil Lesh music. Good on him for sharing the love for so long. When he’s gone, the legacy of Phil’s post GD work will loom as large in the world of improv music as his 30 yrs alongside Garcia and crew. It already does but a bunch of old farts stuck in the past (again, 20 years and more in the past) refuse to admit it.
Hang up your interest in what Phil and Bobby doing. It’s clear the bus passed you by long ago.

Kit February 17, 2012, 22:00:44

So what if they want to make some extra money selling souvenirs nothing wrong with an extra bonus at the end of the year.

Maceo February 17, 2012, 23:41:48

Who sang Just a Little Light last night?

dave bonan February 18, 2012, 00:47:50

you say, “if the dead is dead, move on”. but you’re posting here, so you need to move on. music lives on in different forms. to be dismissive for the sake of dismissing, is hilarious and close minded.

JamBandFan February 18, 2012, 01:01:02

How can Jerry be rolling in his grave if he was cremated? Also if you don’t want to see Bobby, Phil, Mickey or Bill stay at home. I consider a night of music with them, better than a lot of other options and I live in NYC.

sludjo February 18, 2012, 01:20:27

I listened to a recording of Thursday nights show tonight on Phil, not too bad for almost 72 years old – takes some extreme “deadication”! The band keeps playing on..

Pauly G. February 18, 2012, 03:29:22

@PM, you apparently have not moved on, but moved into the closed-minded zone. Enjoy… the rest of us will enjoy the family we call the Grateful Dead.

Angela adams February 18, 2012, 04:03:06

We all know this is not the dead, nor do they pretend to be. Phil is continuing the message through the music. If people do not want to listen then don’t! We continue to love Phil and everything he does to make our lives Phull of love and music! We love you Phil you make us continue to want to live in this crazy world called earth!
Isn’t there enough crap in this world to complain about other than music!!! How about Santorum?

Dan February 18, 2012, 11:22:37

Willie Nelson once sang “The life I love is making music with my friends” Go Phil and all you hater/complainers…Eat $hit and get off the bus your a DRAG on the vibe!

OaksterDan February 18, 2012, 11:27:02

Peterman February 18, 2012, 19:34:57

Last night was a great show and I am very much looking forward to raging again tonight! This is a great lineup and they all mesh well.

Still spinning February 18, 2012, 22:41:14

Anyone who was a part of it knows the day Jerry ended..Ive seen 100’s of Ratdog,Phil and phreinds,furthur,the dead,the other ones,scaring the children,DSO,kimock,puddleduck,warren,jackie,who thefuck ever..and ALL OF IT dOESNT Add up to 1 show with Jerr bear… your all trapped in the void P.S…the acid is WAY to weak these days

Yogi McCaw February 19, 2012, 01:40:02

This is very good, no doubt. But like others I like to hear new stuff. The Dead, at the end of the day, were a highly creative band experimenting in many ways. So I guess that’s what I am looking for more of from Phil and Co.

JDOG February 19, 2012, 02:13:30

Hells yeah….keep on truckin boys!!

Jewels February 19, 2012, 17:10:52

Anyone know how I can buy the broomfield poster?

Deadrat February 20, 2012, 00:29:45

For all of you posting that we should “move on:” Maybe we want to hear the music live. Thanks, Phil and Friends and thanks to my friends who were at the shows in Broomfield the last three nights. My three kids were all born after Jerry died. We take the kids whenever we can and they know how the Dead impacted Mom and Dad’s lives. If you don’t like it, don’t listen. Otherwise, shut the hell up. Does anyone really believe the “vibe” should have died with Jerry? Get real, folks. It’s great music and it’s still a great scene. My family loved it and we’ll see Furthur when they play Red Rocks. Thanks, guys for keeping the spirit alive. For the naysayers, go somewhere else. Your negative opinions might be valid to you, but our love for the music and the good times of great live music are valid to us. “I love what I love and I want it that way!”

Will Cate February 25, 2012, 11:09:07

Wow – Awesome triple-guitar lineup. I would LOVE to see this version of Phil & Friends.

Rick February 25, 2012, 23:26:37

sad.. those who KNEW Jerry well enough to KNOW he’d be rolling in his grave.. from a music standpoint and IMHO I’d bet he be pushing all his friends and family to keep on growin’ in any way that makes them happy and especially in the light of music. The PL&F shows where AWESOME and Warren, as always he always has did an awesome job .. SOTM was just over the top. I loved every minute of the 3 night run .. just as I remember loving all the 2 or 3 or 4 or whatever night runs the GD did that i was lucky to see in the mid 80’s – it’s really all about the music.

mknghorn February 27, 2012, 07:55:24

those of you who miss jay lane can see him play with primus anytime you the dead in all of it’s permutations but they completlely underutilized jay.the man is one of the best DRUMMERS on the planet and they had him playing egg shakers.musicians need to grow and lane wasn’t doing so in further.he just wasn’t.

Matthew J. Van Shura February 27, 2012, 14:57:56

I saw all three shows, and they were fantastic!
So many highlights… Stella Blue brought a tear to my eye.
It was marvelous seeing Phil & Friends again!
To all you wannabe downers… Good luck convincing me that Phil and his Friends do anything but tear the roof off the joint.
Long live Phil!!!
BTW These shows are the best I’ve ever heard Warren sound with a Dead band… Probably the best I’ve ever heard him sound, period.

mooser February 27, 2012, 23:17:28

I miss Molo.

bobkat February 28, 2012, 10:35:22

what is with all the people now and days. its like all you “suppose to be” hippies stop being loving and caring. sayind jerry wouldnt want his music to still be played sound like a bunch of east coasters attitude to me, what is in the water you’ll drink. if you guys think that “...Jerry would be rolling in his grave (metaphorically speaking) and… thats what jerry would wanted! :| if they stoped playing his music then you dont really know jerry, nor musicians in general.
music last the stand of time. itsnot made for one generation/ or crowd, music is for the universe. so Mitch Z go !@#$ yourself for saying that bullshit. Jerry helpd pave the way for exploration music. after one era done twist it, but keep the faith

WillG March 3, 2012, 14:03:17

Sat night was great! What about the Monkey?

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