Got the summertime blues? Go on a long, strange tour with me through time. Every day in the month of July, we’ll feature a vintage recording from the Dead. Tune in on YouTube and join the chat as we explore the wonders of summer tours past. We will get by, we will survive!
For our next stop on the We Will Get By Streaming Tour, we head back to July 8th, 1981. After the Dead played in Austin on the 4th, they headed north and landed in St. Louis at the Kiel Auditorium a few days later.
This recording from the Kiel Auditorium is our first AUD of the tour as there isn’t a known soundboard recording from the show in circulation. Don’t let the AUD fool you—this is a phenomenal recording! Check out the set 1 ending “China > Rider” and the set 2 opening “Scar > Fire.”
Mississippi Half Step- Feel Like A Stranger, Peggy-O- Little Red Rooster, Althea, Me & My Uncle- Big River, Don’t Ease Me In, Minglewood Blues, China Cat Sunflower- I Know You Rider
Scarlet Begonias- Fire On The Mountain, Lost Sailor- Saint Of Circumstance- Franklin’s Tower- Drums- Not Fade Away- Wharf Rat- Sugar Magnolia
Thanks to Matthew Vernon for the recording.