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Published: 2012/04/02

Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby Share the Stage

Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby played a pair of “alone and together” shows at Oakland, CA’s Fox Theatre over the weekend. Though the musicians have toured together as members of the Grateful Dead, The Other Ones and with their own bands, this is the first time the longtime friends have co-headlined shows as a duo.

Both nights Hornsby and Weir played a set on their own and then returned for a joint set and encore. Most notably, on Saturday night Weir opened his solo set with “My Brother Esau.” As previously reported, Weir had not played the song live since 1987 before the members of The National and Yellowbirds persuaded him to relearn the song for last week’s Bridge Session HeadCount benefit. Hornsby also mixed material from his various projects, including his new musical SCKBSTD and a new song written with longtime Dead lyricist Robert Hunter. Instead of a set break, on Sunday Weir invited out Hornsby during “Not Fade Away” and the song segued into the musicians joint performance.

Weir and Hornsby will perform together this summer with a band that includes several Hornsby collaborators and Branford Marsalis.

Here’s a look at this weekend’s setlists via

Saturday, March 31, Fox Theater

Bruce Hornsby: Red Hook Summer>Sticks and Stones, Heir Gordon, Preacher in the Ring, Where’s the Bat?, Continents Drift, Valley Road, 20-20 Vision and I’m Walking Round Blind>A Night on the Town

Bob Weir: My Brother Esau, The Music Never Stopped > K.C. Moan, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Peggy-O > Big Bad Blues > Ashes and Glass, Easy to Slip, Black-Throated Wind > Cassidy, Sugar Magnolia

Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby: Too Much Monkey Business, Most of the Time, Lady with a Fan > Dark Star v1 > The Other One v1 > Me and My Uncle

E: (Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby) Hell in a Bucket

Sunday, April 1, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA

Bruce Hornsby: Instrumental>China Doll, Big Rock Candy Mt>Candy Mt Run>Big Rock Candy Mt, Banter, SCKBSTD, Untitled new Robert Hunter collaboration, Super Freak, Talk of the Town, The Way It Is, Mandolin Rain, King of the Hill

Bob Weir: Jailhouse Rock > Loose Lucy, Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance, Victim or the Crime, Money for Gasoline, Bible Banter, A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall, Two Djinn, Days Between > Not Fade Away >

Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby: Not Fade Away > Sugaree, Looks Like Rain, Mexicali Blues, Standing on the Moon > Dark Star v2 > Jack Straw

E: (Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby) Ripple

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