Thanks to Keith Antaya and Keith Litzenberger for the recording.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead wrapped up their three night run at the Capitol Theatre. After a couple of tricks for night one and two, JRAD had one more card up their sleeve for the run finale.
After two sets of classic Dead, a couple of Jerry Garcia Band tunes and a Dire Straits set two opener, JRAD returned to the stage for the encore. But not before Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon rushed out on the stage and proceeded to get on his hands and knees and bow down to the band.
Chris Harford also joined JRAD and Fallon for the encore which was a giant 12 minute classic rock medley. The medley started off with Neil Young’s “Fuckin’ Up” which is write in Fallon’s wheelhouse. Mid-song, Fallon who was donning a Capitol Theatre hoodie, downs his beverage, finally wrestles the microphone free and takes center stage for the chorus.
Fallon leads Harford and JRAD into Springsteen’s “Born to Run,” and The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” before returning to Young’s “Fuckin’ Up.” While the sit-in won’t win any awards, it was a fun way to end three nights of JRAD at the Cap!
01 Catfish John>
03 The Music Never Stopped
04 El Paso
05 I Need a Miracle>
06 Wharf Rat
01 Romeo & Juliet>
02 Help on the Way>
04 Mystery Train
05 So Many Roads>
06 Let It Grow
07 Not Fade Away
08 Fuckin’ Up > Born to Run > Hey Jude > Fuckin’ Up*
* w/ Chris Harford & Jimmy Fallon
Thanks to monihampton for the great footage from the balcony!
Photo credit: runthedrummer1