What an amazing show! The Grateful Dead night at Little Caesars Arena was a peak performance for Raising The Dead. Just check out the setlist, chock full of deep Dead cuts. The sold out event was attended by 1500 Detroit deadheads, and we definitely felt the love!
Our show featured lead vocals by 6 of the 7 members of the band and sparkling harmonies throughout. After a 4 minute space out, Golden Road began, the audience shouting "HEY!" with us by the end. We then began the Terrapin Station section of Terrapin, Dave singing "inspiration!" Due to our 75 minute play time, we skipped Lady with a Fan. What we didn't skip was the remainder of the Terrapin Suite, showing off our instrumental prowess. After some announcements, we performed Cassidy, dedicated to Cassidy Pepper whose mom Carli reached out to us via email with the request. Laurie took the lead on New Speedway Boogie, the band backing her up singing "One Way Or Another." Bill's turn at the lead vocal was Pride of Cucamonga, a rarity for the Dead and other Dead tributes. We included teases of Beck's Bolero in tribute to the recently deceased Jeff Beck, and The Other One in the E minor jam. Joe led us through our debut of The Band's The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, another opportunity to showcase our awesome backing vocals. Matt took the reins on our debut of Built To Last, and Justin expertly took over vocals on Sampson and Delilah. We ended the show with a repeat from last year's Red Wings show, Shakedown Street. All in all, this was RTD at it's most powerful and focused - a beautiful thing to behold.
We have so many thanks to give: top notch audio by On Sight Productions, video production by TheFunkShop.com, and the awesome Red Wings organization led by our contact, Payten Mahoney. Dave spent many hours producing soundboard audio and melding captured video. If you only watch one RTD video, make it this one!
Raising The Dead is performing on January 21 at the Grand Rapids Griffins game at the Van Andel Arena.
1-14-2023 Red Wings Grateful Dead Night, Detroit, MI
Space > Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion) > Terrapin Station > Terrapin Transit > At A Siding > Terrapin Flyer > Refrain, Cassidy > New Speedway Boogie, Pride of Cucamonga*, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down^, Built to Last^, Sampson and Delilah, Shakedown Street
*=Beck's Bolero and The Other One teases
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Is a band committed to recreating the live experience of a Grateful Dead show. We hope you'll kindly join us.