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Phil Lesh & Friends - 5 Night Run at Warfield Theater

Phil Lesh & Friends Announce Unique 5 Night Run at Warfield Theater to Celebrate 29 Years of Grateful Dead History

(San Francisco)  Phil Lesh and Friends have announced that they will be performing a Spring tour beginning May 8th & 9th at The Fillmore in Denver, CO,  May 11th at The Greek Theater  in Los Angeles and will conclude with five unique evenings at The Warfield Theater in San Francisco that will celebrate 29 years of Grateful Dead history in that hallowed theater.  Phil Lesh & Friends have also signed on for Bonnaroo Music Festival, the Rothbury Festival, The All Good Festival, the 10K Lakes Festival, and the Gathering of The Vibes ~ with more summer dates to be added soon.  Joining the former Grateful Dead bassist will be a world class band consisting of: Americana music sensation Jackie Greene (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell, (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm), electronic keyboardist Steve Molitz (Particle), and drummer John Molo (Bruce Hornsby & the Range).  Tickets for this tour are on sale now through Phil Lesh Ticketing and GDTS-TOO.  

Phil Lesh & Friends will play the following places.

May 9-10 The Fillmore ~ Denver, CA

May 11 The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA

May 13 -14, 16-18   Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA


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hard_to_handle's picture
Joined: Feb 26 2008
Hey now

Id love to hit up Denver this spring. I just might do that.

Joined: Jun 8 2008
Phil at Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, 6.21.08

I stumbled onto The Archive in May, and as a result, found out about these Warfield shows, and about Jackie Greene. As a result of downloading and listening to these particular Warfield shows, I just had to see this band.

My 11 year old boy has been playing guitar since about the age of four, and he's into Clapton especially, but he loves the jam bands, and is thoroughly into the Dead and Phil too.

This concert was simply terrific. I took my boy, who hung on in there through the first set, but was simply too tired to stay.

Anyway, the first set was extraordinary... and pretty much a Jackie showcase. The whole thing really was really special... my personal favorite was Dire Wolf (Larry on pedal steel) but wow on Me & My Uncle (Jackie's singing and harmonica) and Love Light which is a fabulous jam. While I wasn't there for set 2 and encore, Franklin's and Rider were just perfect... This afternoon my son and I were blasting them, driving off Cape Cod, with the top down in the sunshine.

Anyway, Phil is simply prodigious. As are Jackie and Larry the the other band members. The music, now on Archive, is superb musicianship.

I'll see P&F at Jones Beach July 13. Can't wait!

Way to go Phil!

Sunshine-daydream1951's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
last night

Phil Lesh & Friends
May 18, 2008
Warfield Theater
San Francisco, California

1st Set

Come Together
Dark Star
Loose Lucy
West L.A. Fadeaway
Not Fade Away

On All-Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, John Molo
Joining during West. L.A.-Jeff Chimenti, Larry Campbell

Set Break

Mini Acoustic Set w/Larry Campbell & Jackie Green

Deep Elem Blues
Good Night Irene

2nd Set
Phil Lesh, Larry Campbell, Jackie Greene, Steve Molitz, John Molo

Shakedown Street
Ball & Chain
Big River
Mississippi Half-Step (w/Mark Karan)
Althea (w/Mark Karan)
Mexican Girl
Stella Blue (Instrumental Version)>

Jackie and Tim Bluhm mini set?

3rd Set

Balloons Drop From Rafters

Sugar Magnolia
Unbroken Chain
Uncle John's Band
Mountains of the Moon
Terrapin Station
I Know You Rider

E: Truckin'
And We Bid You Goodnight

I don't know if this is correct, just trying to piece it together as I watch

also Gdad said that there was an NFA reprise somewhere in there

this represents the most complete aetlist to now - I'll be back later- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Spanish Jam

Sunshine-daydream1951's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
Skull Fuck and Dead Set last night

so it would appera, not finished yet

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Spanish Jam

Sunshine-daydream1951's picture
Joined: Jun 5 2007
last nights setlist

1st set - Workingmans
2nd set - most of American Beauty
enc: Attics and Truckin

tonight's special guest(s): David Nelson and Teresa Williams


The band was rockin from the first notes tonight. A full-tilt boogie.

set 1:
UJB - vox by JG and band
*High Time - vox by DN
*Dire Wolf - vox by JG
*New Speedway - vox by JG
*Cumberland - vox by band
*Peter - vox by PL
*Easy Wind - vox by JG and DN
Casey Jones - vox by JG

set 2:
*Box - vox by PL
*FOTD - vox by DN w/LC on fiddle and pedal steel
Sugar Mag - vox by JG
Operator - vox by PL
Candyman - vox by JG
*Ripple - vox by DN w/LC on mandolin
Brokedown - vox by JG w/LC on fiddle
+Till the Morning Comes - vox by TW

+Attics - vox by TW, PL and LC w/LC on guitar and no other instruments
*Truckin - vox by JG and band

It was all good tonight, folks. The first set was absolutely smoking with a hot, snaky Speedway and a sizzling, dizzying Cumberland. Vocals were breathtaking at times with just a few weak spots (Easy Wind). Phil sang as good as I've ever heard him and was impressive on Peter and Operator.

In the second act, the whole set was a grin-inducing treat with a monster Sugar Mag, a tender Brokedown and perhaps the best version ever of Attics. Truckin was the perfect way to send us out the door.- - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Spanish Jam

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Joined: Jun 4 2007


Hey I am going to the Warfield for the first time. I am from missouri and not very knowledgable of the area. I read that the staff inside suck and always a-holes. How about the outside scene and the area? Is it a bad part of town? Thanks! Who else is going let me know.

buddy plant's picture
Joined: Jul 7 2007
It just goes to show...

... that you can't please everybody. Many of my friends enjoy seeing shows at the Warfield. I think it's a nice venue, BART runs right to the front door, and there are any number of "goods" and "services" available to purchase in the Tenderloin neighborhood, generally within 2 or 3 blocks of the Warfield.
Though I could not caution all I yet may warn a few, be careful there cuz it can be a very risky proposition at times in the Tenderloin.

Oh, and I saw Jerry up in Tahoe, let's just say it's not the most Deadhead friendly locale. They don't get the parking lot thing, those folks really think that you should spend your time in their casinos. Also another note of caution, the state of Nevada has some very draconian laws...

Joined: Apr 23 2008
Summer Schedule

I was hoping to make a post on here and that Phil Lesh might read it.
As one of your Northern Cal. fans I am once again incredibly dissapointed with your
summer tour shedule. I have been to the Warfield so many times, I dread having to go
to the Tenderloin in order to enjoy your music live. It is very difficult for fans outside of the bay to get down to the Warfield for shows especially if they are on weeknights.
Grateful Dead music makes me want to take off my shoes and dance around in the grass in my bare feet. Why do forget your home turf when you schedule these summer tours? One night at Marysville and Greek show or two would do, but have your ever though about expanding in this area? How bout a bay -area run where you do Marysville, Konocti Harbor or Concord, ands even Harvey's up at Lake Tahoe? You have many choices here in your native land yet you seem to consistently forget about us when it comes to your summer tours. Northern California is one of the most beautiful places on earth and the deadheads here are dying to enjoy your music in the comforts of the outdoors again. How bout some outdoor shows out west before the fall??
Thanks, I hope you got the message!

Joined: Nov 30 2007

hey now does anyone know if and why the july 5 souix city iowa was cancelled!?

Joined: Nov 30 2007

hey now does anyone know if and why the july 5 souix city iowa was cancelled!?


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