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Tour Summary 
The 2005 Summer Tour marked a mix of the present and the past. The band heavily promoted their new studio release Stand Up and for the first time played all 12 tracks of an album on the road. Dreamgirl, Hunger For the Great Light and Louisiana Bayou enjoyed the heaviest rotation. Later in the tour, they completed the album live by playing intense versions of American Baby intro and Everybody Wake Up. They also added new covers of the Zombies' Time of the Season and the Beatles' Blackbird.




Several songs made triumphant returns, none moreso than #34 which was played in full for the first time in over 12 years. Crowd favorite Say Goodbye, played a handful of times for a few years and absent in 2004, was played more than in any year since 1998. What You Are and You Never Know also returned after a year off, while songs played heavily in the past several years like Fool to Think, I Did It, Grace Is Gone, If I Had It All, Satellite and Stay (Wasting Time) were absent. Other songs notably absent were Sugar Will, Crazy Easy, Joy Ride and Good Good Time; they being written before the tour and played heavily in 2004 but not making the album cut.




After a mostly uneventful 2004 Summer Tour as far as guests go, the band and fans welcomed the return of several guests from past years such as Robert Randolph, Trey Anastasio, Eric Krasno and Victor Wooten. Newcomer Rashawn Ross literally and figuratively blew everyone away whenever he
appeared. The band also made their first appearance at Bonnaroo and Warren Haynes joined them on Jimi Thing.




The tour was highlighted and framed by returns to venues which hosted some of their most famous shows of the past. Though technically not part of the tour, they had their first album release celebration in 7 years at New York City's Roseland Ballroom, debuting 4 of the new Stand Up tunes. The tour ended with a four night return run at Red Rocks, the fourth show being a benefit for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The band showed at these shows that they know how to put on special shows that pleased both the casual and the finnicky hardcore crowds. In filling out the four night run they played rarer songs such as Typical Situation, Drive In Drive Out and Blackbird while debuting other crowd favorites like Pig, Halloween and Recently. Butterfly made its first thorough appearance in a full band setting, and the tour climaxed with guest-laden versions of Exodus and Louisiana Bayou.




The band acknowledged that this might have been their best year and tour yet, proven by the news that they will return in the Winter to the studio with Stand Up producer Mark Batson to record another album.
Performance Spread 
Stand Up
401  
Under the Table and Dreaming
141  
Crash
130  
Before These Crowded Streets
74  
Busted Stuff
56  
Everyday
50  
Cover Songs
35  
Remember Two Things
32  
Unreleased
24  
Segues
3  

Song Spread 
Stand Up
14  
Under the Table and Dreaming
10  
Crash
9  
Before These Crowded Streets
7  
Unreleased
5  
Cover Songs
5  
Busted Stuff
4  
Remember Two Things
3  
Everyday
3  
Segues
1  
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