Widespread Panic Busts Out Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” For The First Time Since 1987 [Watch]

first_imgOn the first seven shows of Widespread Panic’s fall tour, the band played a song by Black Sabbath in their encore. Fans have been wondering what the Sabbath streak could mean for Halloween, and they finally got their answer: Heaven & Hell.Though the song wasn’t played, it remains a vital part of the Black Sabbath catalog, and also provided the theme for Panic’s two sets at the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, CO last night. The first set was heaven themed, featuring songs like “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “Angels On High,” “Hallelujah,” “Ain’t Life Grand” and more.After the break, all hell broke loose – literally. The band busted out a number of covers in the hell portion of their set, including War’s “Slippin Into Darkness” with Steve Lopez, The Ramones’ “Beat On The Brat” and “I Wanna Be Sedated” (last time played 880 shows),  and Nirvana’s “Lithium” (first time played). A number of the songs were either debuted or performed at past Halloween shows as well, only adding to the excitement as Panic navigated through their past moments. You can see those annotated in the setlist at the bottom of the article.With time left before the end of the show, the band made one final nod to Black Sabbath with an encore that included The Doors’ “Soul Kitchen” (last time played, 1,140 shows) and Sabbath’s “Paranoid.” (last time played 2,809 shows) That wouldn’t be the end of the performance however, as the band returned for a second encore. They finished out with “Postcard” and “End Of The Show,” putting a fine finale to a great performance and fall tour.Watch Widespread Panic play “Paranoid” for the first time since 10/31/87, courtesy of MrTopdogger, below.After last night’s show, Panic will not be playing until a three-night New Year’s run in Nashville, TN. Though they have a handful of dates scheduled for 2017, including Panic En La Playa and SweetWater 420 Fest, Panic has said that they intend to tour less next year. We’ll certainly miss them when they do.Check out last night’s setlist below, courtesy of PanicStream, as well as a full gallery courtesy of Ali Baker.Setlist: Widespread Panic at 1STBANK Center, Broomfield, CO – 10/30/16Set 1: Waiting For The Bus* > Jesus Just Left Chicago, Happy, Angels on High, Good People, Heaven, Angels Don’t Sing The Blues, Hallelujah, Tall Boy, Ain’t Life Grand (64 mins)Set 2: Theme Slippin’ Into Darkness**^, Machine > Barstools and Dreamers***, Vampire Blues****, Henry Parson’s Died, Beat On The Brat*****, I Wanna Be Sedated*****, Chilly Water > I Walk On Guilded Splinters > Bust It Big > Chilly Water, Lithium****** (83 mins)Encore 1: Soul Kitchen*******, Paranoid********Encore 2:  Postcard, End of the Show (21 mins)Notes: * FTP ~ 10.31.09 ~ Austin** FTP ~ 10.31.02 ~ NOLA / ^ Steve Lopez on Percussion*** w/ Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) rap**** FTP ~ 10.31.05 ~ Las Vegas***** FTP ~ 10.31.03 ~ NYC / The Ramones (LTP 880 shows)****** FTP ~ 10.30.16 ~ Broomfield / Nirvana******* FTP ~ 10.28.00 ~ NOLA / The Doors (LTP 1,140 shows)******** FTP ~ 10.31.87 ~ Athens, Ga / Black Sabbath (LTP 2,809 shows) Load remaining imageslast_img

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