Goose | The Fox Theatre | 6/22/2024

Article Contributed by Jamie Huenefeld | Published on Friday, June 28, 2024

For the third and final night, Goose provided two sets that proved to be an all-out raging inferno at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA, on June 22, 2024. They were grinning from ear to ear the entire show while enamoring the fans with mind-numbing jams. Hotlanta might be known for hot temperatures in the summer, but the weather wasn't the only thing raising the thermostat that night. Goose solidified themselves in The Fox's history, which includes legendary performances by The Grateful Dead and Phish.

Guitarist Rick Mitarotonda | Goose

Set one began with a new, old tune, and this is not an oxymoron. "Hot Love & The Lazy Poet" debuted with Vasudo, a band that predated Goose, in 2012. However, this tune entered the Goose catalog in 2024 and thus is new. Some of Goose's best songs are collaborations between guitarist Rick Mitarotonda and multi-instrumentalist Matt Campbell. This song is no exception and even included a short drum solo by new drummer Cotter Ellis. We can only hope to attend the show where a twenty-minute jam comes along for the ride.

Percussionist Jeff Arevalo | Goose

"Atlas," the funky, blues rock cover by The Wood Brothers, followed. This song was played for the first time since March 30, 2023, at the Ryman Auditorium. Multi-instrumentalist Peter Anspach elevated this tune on the keys, while bassist Trevor Weekz was out in front on bass. As the thirteen-minute song wrapped up, Mitarotonda raged on the guitar. The crowd delivered a very audible "Goooooose" chant at the end of the song, to which Mitarotonda seemed to reply, "muchos gracias."

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"Mr. Action" was up next, and percussionist Jeff Arevalo delivered well-placed percussion during this tune, especially at the climax. This was a perfect warm-up for the heat that came next, a twenty-seven-minute "Arrow" from their 2022 release Dripfield. This jam went in many directions and debatably had type two moments. It was Goose at their finest from beginning to end.

Multi-instrumentalist Peter Anspach | Goose

A well-placed "Silver Rising" continued to energize the crowd. An inspired Mitarotonda ripped some tasty tension and release on the electric guitar. The music ended with a vibrant "Same Old Shenanigans." This first set truly felt like a raging second set.

Lighting Director Andrew Goedde and his team crushed the lights | Goose

Goose emerged for set two and continued to deliver the heat, starting with a twenty-eight-minute "Tumble." A disco dance party ensued, driven by Weekz as this sizzling groove built. Mitarotonda layered in face-melting jams while Anspach contributed a "Welcome to the Delta" tease. The lights were just as much a part of the show, moving with and reinforcing the music. The energy mellowed and then ratcheted up for the conclusion.

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"A Western Sun" followed, proving to be the penultimate song of this blazing set. This version included a jam featuring niceties on the piano courtesy of Anspach.

Goose | The Fox Theatre

Anspach grabbed the mic to sing "Red Bird," which transformed into a twenty-five-minute, red-drenched heater. Ellis and Arevalo were a driving force in this stacked jam. Mitarotonda unfurled his magic on guitar as the song took flight, much to the delight of the fans. He also slipped in a delicious "Secret Agent Man" tease.

Fans of all ages enjoyed the show | Goose

Before the band stepped off stage, they thanked the crowd for this special run. They also mentioned a special announcement coming on Monday, alluding to the remaining fall tour dates, giving the fans plenty of time to plan.

Multi-instrumentalist Peter Anspach was feeling it | Goose

The Constitution State quintet returned to play "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" by The Band, last played at Garcia's (at the Capitol Theatre) on June 17, 2016, with a whopping five hundred and sixteen-show gap. The fans got some exciting new stats this night.

Goose | The Fox

The band was not quite done, and full of smiles, they played the elusive "Factory Fiction." This epic song, written by Mitarotonda and Campbell, is often chased by fans because the band plays it very selectively. This fifteen-minute version brought a lot of joy to those in the room and closed out this electric, three-night run properly. The band took a bow before departing the stage.

Goose | The Fox Theater

Goose crushed their three-night run in Atlanta, GA, and are ready to close out their summer tour with vigor. They play tonight at the Mann Center for the Arts in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, June 28, 2024. Tickets are available at this link. As we always say, never miss a Goose Philly Show. Head on over to their tour page for details about the remaining summer tour, as well as the recently announced fall tour.

Guitarist Rick Mitarotonda | Goose

Check out more photos from night three at The Fox! Also, view our prior Goose Summer Tour coverage for night one and night two at The Fox, as well as Fiddler's Green.

Set 1: Hot Love & The Lazy Poet, Atlas1, Mr. Action, Arrow, Silver Rising, Same Old Shenanigans
Set 2: Tumble2, A Western Sun, Red Bird3
Encore: The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down4, Factory Fiction
Coach's Notes:
[1] The Wood Brothers.
[2] With Welcome to Delta tease from Peter.
[3] With Secret Agent Man tease from Rick.
[4] The Band.

Set List via

Goose | The Fox Theatre

Guitarist Rick Mitarotonda | Goose

Drummer Cotter Ellis | Goose

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