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Written by: Matthew McGuire
The Grateful Dead has wrapped their two shows at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, and now are gearing up for their final three performances at Soldier Field in Chicago.
ESPN.com has reported that the stadium holds 61,500 guests per event.
Browse the band’s setlists from the first two nights in California. The band opened the first night with a percussion and jam section leading into ‘Truckin” for a big bang to kick off the concert.
Over the two nights, the Dead worked through kinks and ring rust. It is probably best that the band had additional days to prepare for their final shows.
Dead heads from all over the country will be filling into downtown Chicago for a historic weekend of live music.
The band returns to Chicago to complete a full circle in a way. On July 9, 1995 marked the last show that the Dead and Jerry Garcia would play together. Twenty years later, the band returns to Soldier Field to give their fans a final goodbye.
Listen in to the 1995 performance with archive.org below.
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Uncle John’s Band
Alligator (Phil Lesh lead vocals)
Cream Puff War (Trey Anastasio lead vocals)
Viola Lee Blues (Cannon’s Jug Stompers cover)
Cryptical Envelopment (Phil Lesh lead vocals)
St. Stephen (with William Tell bridge)
Turn On Your Love Light (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover)
Drums (with Mickey Hart on mbira)
What’s Become of the Baby? (Phil Lesh lead vocals)
The Other One
Morning Dew (Bonnie Dobson cover)
Casey Jones (Bruce Hornsby lead vocals)
Note: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby, and Jeff Chimenti. Entire concert simulcast live in multiple formats and locations. Soundcheck reportedly included “Althea”, “Brown Eyed Women”, “Truckin’”, “Uncle John’s Band”, “Alligator”, “Cumberland Blues”, “Born Cross-Eyed”, “Cream Puff War”, “St. Stephen”, “The Eleven”, and “Turn On Your Love Light.”
Feel Like a Stranger
Minglewood Blues (Cannon’s Jug Stompers cover)
Brown-Eyed Women (Bruce Hornsby on lead vocals)
Loser (Jerry Garcia song) (Bruce Hornsby on lead vocals)
Alabama Getaway (lead vocal: Trey Anastasio)
Hell in a Bucket
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Eyes of the World
Drums (with Sikiru Adepoju on talking drum)
I Need a Miracle
Death Don’t Have No Mercy (Reverend Gary Davis cover)
Note: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby, and Jeff Chimenti. Entire concert simulcast live in multiple formats and locations.
Setlists source at: http://www.setlist.fm/
Grateful Dead | Soldier Field | 07/09/1995
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