Widespread Panic keep it tight during three-night run at Fox Theater Oakland

widespread-panic-9Photos by Sterling Munksgard & Steve Carlson // Written by Steven Wandrey //

Widespread Panic //
Fox Theater Oakland – Oakland
March 19th-21st, 2015 //

Jam band giant Widespread Panic brought the heat to the Fox Theater in Oakland for three straight nights. Panic kept things fresh and new with live debuts of “Cease Fire” and “The Poorhouse of Positive Thinking” as well as classic covers of Led Zeppelin’s “D’yer Mak’er” and Grateful Dead’s “Cream Puff War.” It’s easy to see why this six-piece from Athens, Ga., has been touring steadily for years and still sound as tight as ever.

Widespread Panic

March 19th setlist

Set 1: Sell Sell (Alan Price cover), Holden Oversoul, You Got Yours, Christmas Katie, Let It Rock (Chuck Berry cover) with Oh Susanna & Johnny B. Goode raps, Barstools and Dreamers, Honky Red (Murray McLauchlan cover), Climb to Safety (Jerry Joseph cover)

Set 2: Pigeons, Thought Sausage, Can’t Get High (BloodKin cover), Saint Ex, Blight (brute. cover) > jam, Pilgrims, Rock > jam, Drums, Proving Ground, Chainsaw City (Little Women cover)

Encore: Tail Dragger (Howlin’ Wolf cover)

Widespread Panic

March 20th setlist

Set 1: Let’s Get the Show on the Road (Michael Stanley Band cover), Old Neighborhood, Jack, Street Dogs For Breakfast, Airplane, Stop Go, Me and the Devil Blues (Robert Johnson cover), For What It’s Worth (Buffalo Springfield cover)

Set 2: Let’s Get Down to Business (brute. cover), Chilly Water, Cease Fire > jam (live debut), Driving Song > jam, I’m Not Alone > jam > Driving Song reprise, Bust It Big, Ain’t Life Grand

Encore: Porch Song, City of Dreams (Talking Heads cover), Love Tractor

Widespread Panic

March 21st setlist

Set 1: Waitin’ for the Bus (ZZ Top cover), Jesus Just Left Chicago (ZZ Top cover), Space Wrangler, Tall Boy, C. Brown, Dyin’ Man, The Poorhouse of Positive Thinking (live debut), Good People > jam, Conrad

Set 2: North (Jerry Joseph cover), Sharon (David Bromberg cover), Aunt Avis (Vic Chesnutt cover), Cotton Was King, Mercy, Drums with Sikiru Adepoju, Drums and Bass with Sikiru Adepoju, Fishwater with Sikiru Adepoju, Red Hot Mama (Funkadelic cover) with Sikiru Adepoju > Fishwater reprise with Sikiru Adepoju

Encore: Expiration Day (brute. cover), D’yer Mak’er (Led Zeppelin cover), Cream Puff War (Grateful Dead cover)

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