RatDog Debut Temptations Cover at Tour Opener
Bob Weir & RatDog kicked off their first full tour since 2009 last night at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA. The show featured a number of Grateful Dead classics, as well as some Weir originals and covers, including the band’s first ever take on The Temptations’ “Shakey Ground.” Weir started covering the song with Furthur in 2013 and, like last night, always paired the Temptations number with “The Music Never Stopped.”
The “Shakey Ground” debut came early in the first set, and was followed by “Bob Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm” and Weir’s own “Easy Answers.” The set closed out with takes on the “Weather Report Suite Prelude” and “Let It Grow.” The second set also included a number of Grateful Dead staples like “Friend of the Devil,” “Peggy-O,” “Playin in the Band,” and “Eyes of the World,” as well as RatDog’s “Two Djinn.” The show then wrapped up with a “Ripple” encore.
Bob Weir and RatDog will continue their tour tonight with a second show at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via our Box Scores page
Friday, February 14, 2014, RatDog, Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
Set I: The Music Never Stopped > Shakey Ground* > Maggie’s Farm > Easy Answers, Bird Song > Cassidy, Weather Report Suite Prelude/Part 1 > Let It Grow
Set II: Friend of the Devil > Peggy-O, Looks Like Rain, Playin in the Band > Eyes of the World > Standing on the Moon > Two Djinn > Not Fade Away