Not Fade Away
RubenJoe Russo’s Almost Dead returned to the stage, in front of an audience for the first time since the pandemic shut down the live music scene. The last time we saw JRAD was via livestream at the Cap last fall.
JRAD kicked off the first of three nights with the apropos “Not Fade Away.” The band came out swinging on the first song and didn’t let up the rest of the show, despite poor weather. In addition to their command of the Dead catalogue and tasty teases, JRAD treated New Haven to the Neil Young cover “Fuckin’ Up” with a guest appearance from Chris Hartford on guitar and vocals during the encore.
Not Fade Away @ ->
Ruben & Cherise ->
New Minglewood Blues
The Wheel $ ->
Touch Of Grey %
Set Two (8:20PM – 9:5?PM)
When I Paint My Masterpiece ^
Foolish Heart & ->
Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! * -> Hey Bulldog Jam + -> Slipknot! Reprise
Hell In A Bucket
Dancing in the Street @@
Fuckin’ Up $$
@ – With a “Serpentine Fire” (Earth Wind & Fire) teasse (SM)
# – Not played by Almost Dead since 2018-01-13, The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, a gap of 82 shows.
$ – With a “Cold Rain & Snow” Jam (Band)
% – With “Ruben & Cherise” Teases in the intro (TH)
^ – Bob Dylan Cover, second time played. Not played by Almost Dead since 2016-11-12, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA, a gap of 134 shows. This was the first performance with Scott Metzger on vocals. Bob Weir handled vocals on the Oakland version.
& – With Slipknot! Teases (TH)
* – With a “Tom’s Diner” (Suzanne Vega) Tease (SM & JR)
+ – With some lyrics. Not played by Almost Dead since 2016-11-12, Fox Theater, Oakland, CA, a gap of 134 shows
@@ – Proceeded by a Dark Star Tease, with a DD Solo, an MB Solo, hints of “The Wizard” (Black Sabbath), and a JR Solo
## – Not played by Almost Dead since 2019-01-18, The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY, a gap of 44 shows
$$ – Neil Young Cover, with Chris Harford on Vocals and Guitar
Thanks to nico11104 for the recording.