Watch Widespread Panic's Tribute To Col. Bruce Hampton At Red Rocks June 26, 2017 11:53
Sunday night saw Widespread Panic conclude another memorable three-day weekend at the Red Rocks Amphitheater, extending the band's streak to 54 consecutive sold out shows.at the famed Colorado venue. While the show featured many of the bands staples, such as "Tall Boy," "Rebirtha," "Airplane," "Greta," and "Driving Song," Panic also dusted off three bust outs which hadn't been played in over 10 years. Early in the first set, the band busted out "Galleon," an instrumental which hadn't been played since July 21st, 2001. Another rare instrumental, "E on a G" came late in the second set and hadn't been played since November 16th, 2001.
When it came time for the encore, the entire band took the stage wearing "Grease" t-shirts in honor of the late Col. Bruce Hampton. After "Jack" started the encore, the band busted into Cream's "I'm So Glad," one of Hampton's favorite songs to cover. This was also one of the final songs performed at Hampton 70, just before the Colonel's passing. This was just the second time for the band to perform "I'm So Glad," and the first since July 8th, 2003. Footage of the tribute can be seen below via YouTube user MrTopdogger. The encore would then come to a close with a killer take on Blind Faith's "Can't Find My Way Home." Next up for Panic is SlossFest in Birmingham, AL on Saturday, July 15th.
Watch Widespread Panic perform "I'm So Glad" at Red Rocks here:
Setlist via PanicStream: Widespread Panic - Red Rocks - 06.25.17
Set One: A of D, Tall Boy, Shut Up And Drive > You Got Yours, Galleon, Airplane > Take Off Jam > Rebirtha > Wondering, Good People, North (70 mins)
Set Two: Greta > All Time Low, Can’t Get High, Conrad, Saint Ex, Driving Song > Papa’s Home > Goin’ Out West > Pilgrims > Driving Song, Last Dance > E on a G > Last Dance (84 mins)
Encore: Jack, I’m So Glad, Can’t Find My Way Home (21 mins)