The Grateful Dead Rehearsing 70 Songs For Final Concerts
Weir noted that Jeff Tanski, a Broadway musician (who has worked on Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) has created charts for up to 70 Grateful Dead songs for the shows. Anastasio corrected Weir, saying, "Ninety! And by the time we're done I bet it's a hundred."
Anastasio also mentioned that he's learning all of those songs because "I don't want to be the problem," i.e. the reason why the band can't play as many different songs as they want to.
He also added, "Bob and I joked that the first song I sing ought to be 'Dire Wolf,' which has the chorus 'Don't murder me.'" Which reveals that Anastasio isn't just on hand to play Garcia's lead guitar lines, but also to sing lead vocals on at least some of the late frontman's songs.
He also mentioned that the band will probably play 18 songs per night. Read more here.
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