Bob Weir Welcomes Members Of The National For “Campfire Tour” Opener [Watch]

first_imgBob Weir kicked off his Campfire Tour last night in San Rafael, California. The show, which took place at Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, featured a hodgepodge of fan-favorite Dead songs, as well as several tracks from his recently-released album Blue Mountain. The show kicked off with the Grateful Dead guitarist delivering a solo acoustic rendition of the album’s title track, before the band, which features Steve Kimock, brothers and members of The National Bryan and Scott Devendorf, Jon Shaw, and the album’s producer Josh Kaufman, took the stage for the remainder of the show.Set one focused on mostly material from the new album, with “Only a River”, “Lay My Lily down”, “Whatever Happened to Rose”, and more leading the charge, before the band busted out the Dead’s “He’s Gone”. “He’s Gone” was followed by the appropriately titled “Gonesville”, making for a great pairing of tunes while bringing the set to a close.Set two featured a much heavier variety of Grateful Dead material, opening with a rocking “Althea”, before the band launched into a great version of “Me and My Uncle”. What followed was a show-closing sequence that started with “Playing in the Band”, transitioned into “The Other One”, followed by “Looks Like Rain”, and finally a reprise of “Playing In The Band” that brought the house down.The encore featured another Blue Mountain track with “Ki-Yi Bossie”, before the band brought things to a close with great versions of Merle Haggard‘s “Mama Tried” and the emotional “Ripple”.Weir returns to the stage tonight in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theatre. Check out a few fan-shot videos from the great first night of Bob Weir’s Blue Mountain tour below. See below for a full setlist as well!Watch Bob Weir perform a solo acoustic rendition of “Blue Mountain”.Watch Bob Weir perform a solo acoustic rendition of “The Other One”.Watch Bob Weir perform a solo acoustic rendition of “Ripple”.Bob Weir | Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium | San Rafael, California | 10/7/206Set 1: Blue Mountain, Only a River, Lay Me Lily Down, Whatever Happened to Rose, Ghost Towns, Gallop on the Run, He’s Gone, Gonesville.Set 2: Althea, Me and My Uncle, Playing in the Band, The Other One, Look Like Rain, Playing in the Band repriseEncore: Ki-Yi Bossie, Mama Tried, RippleBob Weir Blue Mountain Campfire TourSan Rafael, CAMarin County Civic CenterOctober 7, 2016Oakland, CAFox Theatre OaklandOctober 8, 2016Los Angeles, CAThe WilternOctober 10, 2016Upper Darby, PAThe Tower TheatreOctober 12, 2016Brooklyn, NYThe Kings TheatreOctober 14-15, 2016Port Chester, NYThe Capitol TheatreOctober 16, 2016Nashville, TNRyman AuditoriumOctober 19, 2016last_img read more

MLB trade rumours: Gerrit Cole deal could have domino effect on other free agent moves

first_img Written By COMMENT Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 13:41 IST MLB Trade Rumours: Gerrit Cole Deal Could Have Domino Effect On Other Free Agent Moves MLB trade rumours – Record-breaking deals in MLB could have adverse effects on the futures of free agents Josh Donaldson and Anthony Rendon Just two days after Stephen Strasburg’s record deal with the Washington Nationals was announced, the Yankee decided to trump the Strasburg offer with a mammoth one of their own, albeit for another MLB superstar. Gerrit Cole is the man in question. The pitcher has reportedly signed with the New York Yankees in a record $324 million deal. With the top two free agents –  Anthony Rendon and Josh Donaldson – still undecided on their futures, a question arises. Could the Gerrit Cole deal have a domino effect on the futures of Anthony Rendon and Josh Donaldson? Also Read | Gerrit Cole Signs Stratospheric Record-breaking Deal With New York Yankees, To Earn $324 MillionGerrit Cole, Stephen Strasburg and the Anthony Rendon conundrum With the New York Yankees moving for Gerrit Cole and the Washington Nationals opting to re-sign Stephen Strasburg, Scott Boras has come to the fore. Scott Boras is the agent who orchestrated the two deals that broke MLB records over the last couple of days. Boras also represents Anthony Rendon who, after Cole and Strasburg, remains the most attractive option on the free-agent market. Stephen Strasburg’s Washington Nationals deal has thrown some doubt over the Nationals’ ability to also snap up Anthony Rendon. In fact, the Nationals publicly stated that they would not be able to afford both Rendon and Strasburg deals.Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Stephen Strasburg Re-signs With Washington Nationals In Record DealJosh Donaldson’s situation, on the other hand, is another story altogether. Donaldson is coming off a season during which he hit 37 home runs, which means that the third baseman is unlikely to be short on offers to end his free agency. Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos, however, provided little clarity on Donaldson’s contract situation. If the Braves opt not to re-sign Josh Donaldson, replacing him with another third baseman or filling the offensive void with an outfielder remain the only options. The Philadelphia Phillies remain interested in Josh Donaldson. Donaldson won the National League Comeback Player of the Year award and also finished 11th in MVP balloting, which means that his next contract is likely to be significantly longer than the one-year $23 million deal he signed with the Braves which was, incidentally, the largest one-year free-agent contract in history. Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Philadelphia Phillies To Pursue Anthony Rendon LIVE TV First Published: 11th December, 2019 13:41 ISTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | MLB Trade Rumours: Chicago Cubs Surprise Many By Holding Talks With Josh Lindblom WATCH US LIVE Colin DCunha FOLLOW USlast_img read more