The band ran through a set list that included classics like “Midnight Man” and “Tend My Garden,” as well as deeper cuts like “Stop” and “Collage.” You can see a set list below.
Dave Grohl also appeared on the drum kit to help the band perform their set’s closing song, “Funk #49.” “A guy couldn’t ask for a better friend,” Walsh said when introducing Grohl.
Walsh, Fox and Peters – all of whom performed in the 1970s The James Gang rides again – performed midway through a lineup that spotlighted some of Ohio’s finest rock royalty, including Grohl, Nine inch seamthat The black keys and the breeders. Walsh spent his formative years in Ohio, attending Kent State University and later joining the Cleveland-based James Gang, scoring a hit with Running again‘Funk #49.
“It all started in Ohio,” Walsh said in an earlier statement. “Picking up my first guitar as a kid in Columbus set me on a musical journey to Kent State, Cleveland and then the world. Now it’s a great privilege and a humbling opportunity for me to share the stage again with my original James Gang buddies. and with this absolutely incredible group of Ohio rock legends who Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails, Black Keys, Breeders and Dave Grohl. I believe in Ohio and look forward to celebrating our musical heritage while honoring our veterans with VetsAid 2022.”
VetsAid marks the James Gang’s third appearance in 2022, following a couple of appearances by Taylor Hawkins Tribute concerts in September. Grohl joined them on stage for both the London and Los Angeles concerts, which marked their first live performances since 2006.
Walsh founded VetsAid, the nonprofit organization and music festival, in 2017 to raise and distribute funds for veterans groups across the United States. A VetsAid live stream can be purchased at Veeps website for $19.99, and buyers can watch again for 48 hours after the event begins. Fans who want to support the organization can also make donations at VetsAid website.
James Gang, VetsAid 2022 set list
2. “You’re Gonna Need Me”
3. “Look after my garden”
4. “Go Away”
5. “Midnight Man”
7. “The Bomber”
8. “Funk #49”
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