Watch Dead & Company Debut "Dire Wolf" at Alpine Valley July 10, 2016 13:43
Dead & Company's summer tour continued in fine form last night, with the first of a two-night run at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. This summer has been full of exciting moments and debuts, as the band has made a point to feed off of 2015's momentum and expand on their catalog. Saturday night at Alpine Valley was no different, as John Mayer (guitar/vocals) led the band through the Grateful Dead's "Dire Wolf," a debut tune for Dead & Company, and one which was surprisingly not performed at any of the five 'Fare Thee Well' shows last summer. "Dire Wolf" seemed to be as perfect of a fit as any for Mayer, as his blues/rock background truly complimented the Dead classic. Saturday night's show would also include two Bob Dylan classics: "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" and the Dead & Company debut of "Knockin' On Heavens Door" during the encore.
Watch Dead & Company debut "Dire Wolf" at Alpine Valley here: