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Published: 2013/01/01

Furthur Close Out NYE Run

Furthur closed out their New Year’s Eve run at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco last night. The band filled the three set show with plenty of transitions as 2012 segued into 2013. The night kicked off with a version of the Phil Lesh tune “Celebration” before the band offered a cover of George Harrison’s “Any Road,” and the set closed with their rendition of Martha and the Vandellas’ “Dancing in the Street.” The second set got going with an extended jam, which began with a highly appropriate version of JJ Cale’s “After Midnight,” which segued into “Playin’ in the Band,” Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “The Wheel,” “Unbroken Chain” and “Let It Grow”

The music never stopped for a majority of the third set, as Furthur opened with “Sugar Magnolia” > “Help on the Way” > “Slipknot” > “Franklin’s Tower” > “Sunshine Daydream”— finally pausing before “Touch of Grey.” The band closed out with a transition heavy encore that included a “Lady With A Fan”/“Terrapin Station” that slid into “Brokedown Palace” to end the night.

Here’s a look at last night’s Furthur setlist via their Facebook page

Monday, December 31, 2012, Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

Set 1:
Celebration, Any Road, Hell In A Bucket, Scarlet Begonias > The Music Never Stopped, Here Comes Sunshine > Dancin’ In The Street

Set 2:
After Midnight > Playin’ In The Band > Dear Mr. Fantasy > The Wheel > Unbroken Chain > Let It Grow, Uncle John’s Band > Throwin’ Stones

Set 3:
Sugar Magnolia > Help On The Way > Slipknot > Franklin’s Tower > Sunshine Daydream, Touch of Grey

Lady With A Fan > Terrapin Station > Brokedown Palace


There are 12 comments associated with this post

Brendan January 1, 2013, 14:24:54

That is an epic setlist!

Ultimatelywhogivesafuck January 1, 2013, 19:36:47

yea..just as epic as the same shit from the past 45 years

Jeff Larsen January 2, 2013, 00:22:06

hey if you dont like then why waste your time writing a negative review. maybe go see a madonna show or something. obvious you are curious if you read the article-

Ron January 2, 2013, 03:39:58

Everything looks really good.
I am curious how it sounded when they ended a set with Throwing Stones. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that done before.
Ashes ashes all fall down!
2013 is gonna be a good one.

Jim Stavola January 2, 2013, 06:33:37

Ultimatelywhogivesafuck constantly comes on here and complains about the music. It would seem one might want to look at stuff one might like once in a while? Seems the person’s name fits the person’s attitude on life. What a miserable way to live.

Yossarian January 2, 2013, 06:48:00

I felt a little weird about Furthur closing sets with Throwin’ before I heard them do it, but Bob is really bringin’ it on that tune these days.

UncleEbeneezer January 2, 2013, 17:01:09

Agreed Yoss, Bobby and the band has been killing that song. Heard a stellar version at one of those Mill Valley rehearsal shows 2 years ago. It was an awesome closer and fit the narrative they were telling us. Headed down a road to destruction, jumping off the fiscal cliff – politicians throwing stones, ashes to ashes we all fall down – only to be saved and survived by the phoenix rising in 2013. A great night of good ol’ grateful dead music.

Sully January 7, 2013, 06:25:08

The “Any Road” is a pretty inspired cover. Check out the original on Harrison’s “Brainwashed” album.

tony beers January 9, 2013, 04:53:56

“Any Road”, an awesome cover, is a staple of the John K Band’s growing catalog. This is the first John K Band tune that Furthur has broke out, although I heard Phil and Friends played it in New York? Anyone? They also play John K originals that will knock you out and have you waiting till his next gig! JKB should be going into the studio soon for a first cd Anyway, if anyone has not had the pleasure of listening to this great band, check em out! JKBand rocks it!!

tony beers January 9, 2013, 05:02:21

...oh, and I agree that Bobby’s vocals in peticular was spot on in SF this week. He brought his a,b, AND c games to this years New Years run! Lets give Bob major credit folks!

Gorgeroth January 10, 2013, 01:45:50

Its humerous how upset people get on both sides on postings. Then they throw facebook pithy coments as if to inspire a “positive” reaction. So very sensitive they are, maybe they are liberals.

Manny Lomas January 10, 2013, 16:18:44

I’m glad they rocked it…I love what Furthur is doing to the point where I bliss comfortably in my place as a lifelong deadhead more these days since I saw the Q NYE 2000 show. That’s when I got BACK on the bus after seeing 50 shows w/ Jer during the last breath…91-95. GOD BLESS THE GRATEFUL DEAD!!!!

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