28 Jul 2017

The Last Waltz live at the Aotea Centre

From RNZ Music, 12:00 pm on 28 July 2017
Tami Neilson, Barry Saunders and Adam McGrath

Tami Neilson, Barry Saunders and Adam McGrath Photo: Supplied

It may be the most legendary rock concert of all time - The Band’s final hurrah at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on Thanksgiving Day, 1976.

In 2017 the Band’s musical genius and 'teacher' Garth Hudson and the original music director and co-producer of the concert, John Simon got back together for the very first time for the Last Waltz 40th Anniversary Concert Tour.

The tour boasts a stellar lineup of locals including Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson , Reb Fountain, Barry Saunders, Paul Ubana Jones, Adam McGrath (The Eastern), Kevin Borich, Wayne Bell, Mike Hall and Brett Adams (The Bads).

The group is also joined by Sister Maude Hudson and a 5-piece horn section.

Scroll down for gallery and full music details.

Barry Saunders

Barry Saunders Photo: Supplied

Adam McGrath, Dave Khan and Barry Saunders

Adam McGrath, Dave Khan and Barry Saunders Photo: Supplied

Dave Khan

Dave Khan Photo: Supplied

John Simon

John Simon Photo: Supplied

Garth Hudson

Garth Hudson Photo: Supplied

Sister Maude Hudson

Sister Maude Hudson Photo: Supplied

Wayne Bell

Wayne Bell Photo: Supplied

Delaney Davidson

Delaney Davidson Photo: Supplied

Adam McGrath and Delaney Davidson

Adam McGrath and Delaney Davidson Photo: Supplied

The horn section

The horn section Photo: Supplied

Adam McGrath, Tami Neilson, Barry Saunders and Delaney Davidson

Adam McGrath, Tami Neilson, Barry Saunders and Delaney Davidson Photo: Supplied

Sister Maude Hudson, Garth Hudson, Reb Fountain, Mike Hall and Brett Adams

Sister Maude Hudson, Garth Hudson, Reb Fountain, Mike Hall and Brett Adams Photo: Supplied

Mike Hall, Brett Adams and Kevin Borich

Mike Hall, Brett Adams and Kevin Borich Photo: Supplied

Paul Ubana

Paul Ubana Photo: Supplied

Barry Saunders

Barry Saunders Photo: Supplied

Mike Hall

Mike Hall Photo: Supplied

Reb Fountain, Mike Hall, Brett Adams, Paul Ubana, Adam McGrath, Tami Neilson, Barry Saunders and Delaney Davidson

Reb Fountain, Mike Hall, Brett Adams, Paul Ubana, Adam McGrath, Tami Neilson, Barry Saunders and Delaney Davidson Photo: Suppl

Horn section

Horn section Photo: Supplied

Music details

Performed by: Tami Neilson / Reb Fountain / Delaney Davidson / Barry Saunders / Paul Ubana Jones / Kevin Borich / Adam McGrath
Garth Hudson - piano / organ / accordian
Sister Maude Hudson - vocals
John Simon - narrator
 
Wayne Bell - Drums
Mike Hall - Bass Guitar
Brett Adams - Electric / Acoustic Guitars
Dave Khan Violin / Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Michael Knapp - Drums
Peter Dasent - Keys
Paddy Milner - Keys
5 piece horn section

01 Theme From The Last Waltz (Robbie Robertson)
02 Up On Cripple Creek (Robbie Robertson)
03 The Shape I'm In (Robbie Roberston)
04 Life Is A Carnival (Robbie Robertson / Levon Helm / Rick Danko)
05 WS Walcott Medicine Show (Robbie Robertson / Levon Helm / Rick Danko / Garth Hudson / Richard Manuel)
06 This Wheels On Fire (Bob Dylan / Rick Danko)
07 Chest Fever (Robbie Robertson)
08 Stage Fright (Robbie Robertson)
09 Ophelia (Robbie Robertson)
10 Georgia On My Mind (Hoagy Carmichael)
11 Rag Mama Rag (Robbie Robertson)
12 It Makes No Difference (Robbie Robertson)
13 The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (Robbie Robertson)
14 Such A Night (Lincoln Chase / Dr. John)
15 Mannish Boy (Mel London / Muddy Waters / Bo Diddley)
16 Coyote (Joni Mitchell)
17 Caravan (Juan Tizol / Duke Ellington)
18 The Last Waltz Theme/Evangeline (Robbie Robertson / Levon Helm / Rick Danko / Garth Hudson / Richard Manuel / Los Lobos / Matthew Sweet)
19 The Weight (Robbie Robertson)
20 Out Of The Blue (Robbie Robertson)
21 Further On Up The Road (Don Robey / Joe Medwick)
22 Forever Young (Bob Dylan)
23 I Shall Be Released (Bob Dylan)
24 Down South in New Orleans (Levon Helm / Rick Danko / Garth Hudson / Richard Manuel)
25 Baby Don't You Do It (Lamont Dozier / Holland - Dozier - Holland)