Furthur at Radio City Music Hall

In case you missed it, Furthur took New York City by storm this week, with two big mid-week shows at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The boys kicked off night 1 with a fun and exciting 15 minute excursion that included a build up jam that led into the Other One drop and Other One jam (no vocals) followed by a surprise segue into a Playin’ In the Band. This opening bang set the tone for the run which featured fun, energetic, and focused playing coupled with eclectic and upbeat song choice. Check out setlists, pics, and downloads below.

Wednesday Night’s show carried a 60s and 70s vibe, with a strong first set featuring Truckin’, Dire Wolf, Mama Tried, Til The Morning Comes, and Brown Eyed Women (all songs written/performed first by 1972 at the latest). The second set looked forwards in time with a solid suite of classic mid-70s set 2 material including a Scarlet -> Fire, and a grand finale run through St. Stephen into the 60’s throwback Born Cross Eyed, into Eyes and then a big Morning Dew. Seems to me that both Bobby and Phil always bring the ‘Dew’ to NYC, and it’s much appreciated in this Deadhead’s book – always a real treat to hear.

2/23/10

Furthur
2/24/10
Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY

Set 1:
Truckin’
Dire Wolf
Mama Tried
Althea
Brown Eyed Woman
Till the Morning Comes
Music Never Stopped ->
Touch of Grey

Set 2:
Uncle John’s Band ->
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
Bird Song
St. Stephen ->
Born Cross Eyed ->
Eyes of the World ->
Morning Dew ->
Playin’ Reprise

Encore:
Brokedown Palace

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2/23/10

Night 1 carried much more of an 80s vibe, mixed in with some interesting cover song selection. The band covered seven songs throughout the night: Clapton’s ‘After Midnight’, Dylan’s ‘Masterpeice’, Traffic’s ‘Dear Mr. Fantasy’, Otis Redding’s ‘Hard To Handle’, Chuck Berry’s ‘Johnny B. Goode’, George Jones’ ‘The Race Is On’, and finally the Ratdog original – Two Djinn. A few too many covers for me but you have to appreciate Furthur’s effort to shake things up with the setlists, especially considering the often repetitive and stagnant shows from ‘The Dead’ in 09′.

2/23/10

Furthur
2/23/10
Radio City Music Hall
New York, NY

Set 1:
Other One Jam ->
Playin’ In The Band ->
After Midnight
They Love Each Other
When I Paint My Masterpiece
The Race Is On
Dear Mr. Fantasy ->
Two Djinn
Samson & Delilah

Set 2
Viola Lee Blues
Shakedown Street
Hard To Handle
Deal
Mason’s Children
Days Between
Let It Grow
Help On The Way ->
Slipknot! ->
Franklin’s Tower

Encore:
Johnny B. Goode

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2/23/10

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