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Published: 2013/09/23

Branford Marsalis Joins Furthur at Red Rocks

World-renowned saxophone player Branford Marsalis stepped into familiar surroundings last night as the joined Furthur on stage at Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheater. Helping Furthur close their four-night run at the scenic venue, Marsalis lent his horn to Grateful Dead classics such as “Help on the Way,” “Franklin’s Tower,” “Eyes of the World” and more. Marsalis has a long history with the members of the Grateful Dead. He sat in with the Dead at Uniondale, NY’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 29, 1990 for a classic performance that is partially documented on Without a Net. He joined the Grateful Dead proper four other times—12-31-90 , 09-10-91, 12-10-93 and 12-16-94—and has collaborated with members of the band on a few other occasions, including the reformed Dead in 2009.

As the Furthur approaches the end of their tour—and the beginning of their indefinite hiatus—they will travel to Redmond, WA for a show at the Marymoor Amphitheater that will be broadcast on SiriusXM Radio’s Grateful Dead channel.

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

Sunday, September 22, 2013, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO

Set I:
Samson and Delilah
Foolish Heart
Black Throated Wind
Brown Eyed Women
Music Never Stopped>
New Speedway Boogie>

Set II:

Weather Report Suite>
Let It Grow*>
Eyes of the World*>
Dark Star V2*>
Deep Space Jam*>
The Other One>
Morning Dew*>
Help On the Way*>
Franklin’s Tower*
Donor Rap

E: Brokedown Palace*

*w/Branford Marsalis

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