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Published: 2018/03/12

Bob Weir and Phil Lesh Close Out Duo Tour with More Guests in Chicago

Bob Weir and Phil Lesh wrapped up their two-night stint at the Chicago Theatre last night, marking the final performance of the Grateful Dead co-founders’ first-ever duo tour together, and the two welcomed back a few familiar guests for the occasion, including Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams—who had also joined them the previous night and at their shows in Boston—along with Weir’s Dead & Company bandmate and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and tour percussionist Wally Ingram.

Last night’s show opened with a run of tunes with Ingram, “Cumberland Blues,” “Tennessee Jed,” “Alabama Getaway,” “Loose Lucy” and “Lazy River Road,” before a cover of Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker.” Ingram would return for “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” before the set-closing “Cassidy.”

Campbell, Williams and Chimenti, along with Ingram, joined Weir and Lesh for the entire second set, which kicked off with “Crazy Fingers” and featured Dead favorites like “New Speedway Boogie,” “The Other One,” “Uncle John’s Band” and “Days Between.” The tour then closed out with and encore of “Brokedown Palace.”

See the full setlist below as it appears in out Box Scores section, along with pro-shot video of the first-set opener. Next up for Lesh is a slot at this weekend’s Pot of Gold festival in Arizona with The Terrapin Family Band, while Weir will kick off his summer tour dates with Dead & Company in late May.

Bob Weir & Phil Lesh
Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL

Set I: Cumberland Blues*, Tennessee Jed*, Alabama Getaway*, Loose Lucy*, Lazy River Road* The Maker, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo*, Cassidy

all second set w/ Jeff Chimenti, Larry Campbell, Teresa Williams and Wally Ingram

Set II: Crazy Fingers, New Speedway Boogie, Mountains Of The Moon > Cryptical Envelopment > Let It Grow > The Other One > Cryptical Envelopment > Uncle John’s Band > Days Between

Enc: Brokedown Palace

Notes: *with Wally Ingram


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