Furthur Kick Off Summer Tour in Brooklyn, Joe Russo Sits in with Band of Changes
Furthur kicked off their summer tour at Brooklyn, NY’s Barclays Center last night. It was the Grateful Dead offshoot’s first appearance at the new arena. The group opened their first set with “Feel like a Stranger” and focused on classics from the Grateful Dead songbook for most of the evening. Furthur’s second set featured an almost complete segue of music, including a take on the Dead-adopted Jerry Garcia Band song “Reuben And Cherise” in the middle of “Here Comes Sunshine” and “Greatest Story Ever Told.”
For their encore, Furthur celebrated The Rolling Stones’ 51st anniversary with a cover of their “We Love You” that moved back into “Let it Grow.” Phish bassist Mike Gordon, who was in the area on a night off from his own tour, attended the show but did not sit in. After the concert, Furthur drummer and Brooklyn resident Joe Russo made his way over to the nearby Rock Shop to sit in with his friends Band of Changes.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section
Thursday, July 11, Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY
Set I: Feel like a Stranger, Doin’ That Rag, Hell in a Bucket, Cold, Rain and Snow, Friend of the Devil, Jack Straw
Set II: Here Comes Sunshine > Reuben And Cherise > Greatest Story Ever Told, Uncle John’s Band > The Wheel > Unbroken Chain > Let It Grow
E: We Love You > Let it Grow refrain