Jam Chart for Tube (42 entries)

Date Song City Timing Notes
1990-09-13 Tube New York, NY 3:15 Debut. Like other 1990 versions, the jam includes some building tension which is largely absent in later versions and does not include a guitar solo to end the jam.
1991-10-24 Tube Prescott, AZ 3:08 First version to include the customary guitar solo to end the jam.
1992-11-20 Tube Albany, NY 3:24 Strong early version with nice organ work by Page. "Buried Alive" tease from Trey.
1997-02-26 Tube Stuttgart, Germany 4:52 A hint of things to come in Fall '97 in this compact funk jam.
1997-12-07 Tube Dayton, OH 12:36 The first "Tube" to break out of the box begins with sweet funk in the first jam, while the jam reprise drops into some space, builds back up to more funk, and coasts into the -> to "Slave". A fan-favorite.
1997-12-13 Tube Albany, NY 8:42 Lots of funk in this very good version. Page leads the way with his clav and piano work, and the latter part of the jam includes some nice effects.
1997-12-29 Tube New York, NY 10:50 Simply the slowest, funkiest, and thickest "Tube" ever played, featuring a seamless full-band groove and breakdown solos by Trey, Page, and Mike. This jam is a great example of the band playing as one and is among the best versions ever. "I Feel the Earth Move" tease.
1998-04-02 Tube Uniondale, NY 8:00 Island Tour opener. Mike's bass lines keep this funky jam fresh, while Page transitions from the clav to the organ and piano. Also includes a guitar breakdown.
1998-07-16 Tube George, WA 9:53 Slow grooving at the Gorge combining funk and ambience. > to "Slave". Released on Live Bait Volume 9.
1998-07-21 Tube Phoenix, AZ 9:06 The Cosmic Tube. Funk jam with a reprise of the jam section. Spacey outro. Released on From the Archives-Superball IX.
1998-07-29 Tube Maryland Heights, MO 10:00 Excellent jam combining funk and ambience, making this version a good representation of the band's sound at this time. > to "Kung".
1998-11-02 Tube West Valley City, UT 14:00 A good mix of funk and ambient elements in the first jam, but the jam reprise is where the band really shows their jamming acumen. Beginning with a darker/ambient feel, Trey gradually increases the intensity and leads the group into some jubilant jamming before the -> to "Drowned".
1999-07-03 Tube Atlanta, GA 7:56 Very melodic playing from Mike. Includes a nice theme from Trey midway through the jam.
1999-07-17 Tube Volney, NY 7:00 Trey takes the melody while Mike punctuates the funk groove with great slapping.
1999-09-18 Tube Chula Vista, CA 10:29 A laid-back jam with Mike in the driver's seat featuring some staccato playing from Trey and Page.
1999-09-28 Tube Pelham, AL 7:03 This slower paced jam consists largely of effects from Page and Trey, while Mike takes the melody.
1999-10-07 Tube Uniondale, NY 6:54 Wah-groove and clav early on and then Trey takes the lead while Page lays down layers on the organ.
1999-12-13 Tube Providence, RI 6:40 Trey sits back while Page and Mike take the lead before ending the jam with some great lead work.
1999-12-18 Tube Hampton, VA 8:00 Trey on the mini keyboard and Page creates an ambient soundscape while Mike picks a driving bass line.
1999-12-31 Tube Big Cypress, FL 9:23 Great lead work from Trey and some nice fills from Fishman in this one from Big Cypress.
2000-07-01 Tube Hartford, CT 6:53 Breakdown with Trey on the keyboard and some muted scratching at the end of the jam.
2000-07-12 Tube Noblesville, IN 7:38 Begins with Trey on the mini keyboard before he locks into a melody on the guitar.
2000-09-15 Tube Hershey, PA 17:36 This incredible jam begins with fast-paced funk, while the jam reprise moves into type 2 territory with a space groove before reaching a rocking climax. > into "When the Circus Comes". Longest Tube to date.
2000-09-22 Tube Rosemont, IL 9:22 The last Tube before the hiatus begins with Trey using effects while the rest of the band grooves along. Picks up steam in the second half of the jam and ends with Trey playing similar lines on the keyboard that he played on guitar earlier in the jam.
2003-02-22 Tube Cincinnati, OH 11:31 Great interplay between Page and Trey and an extended guitar-led jam. > to "Bathtub Gin".
2003-07-27 Tube Raleigh, NC 7:28 Trey-led jam. Extended outro which segues into "Prince Caspian."
2003-12-30 Tube Miami, FL 12:48 Start-stop jamming before Trey takes the lead in a rocking jam. Eventually veers into an eerie "type 2" jam and segues into "L.A. Woman." This version is unfinished and was completed at the following show.
2004-06-24 Tube Noblesville, IN 12:40 Extended rocking groove held together by Mike and Fish with Page and Trey adding texture and melody over top.
2009-03-08 Tube Hampton, VA 6:06 Trey carries this one with some very nice lead playing.
2009-06-18 Tube Burgettstown, PA 7:15 A great 3.0 version with an extended clav solo from Page while Trey compliments him with funky rhythm playing and bent notes. Trey then takes the lead into the upper register. Later in the jam, Trey returns to rhythm playing and Page gets down on the MOOG.
2009-08-01 Tube Morrison, CO 5:39 Aggressive clav playing from Page while Trey plays an assortment of rhythmic riffs and Mike holds the tight groove together.
2011-01-01 Tube New York, NY 4:42 A nice dose of "plinko" funk.
2012-06-15 Tube Atlantic City, NJ 6:33 Strong 3.0 version with start-stop jamming and fantastic playing from Mike as per usual. Spacey outro into "Cities".
2012-07-06 Tube Saratoga Springs, NY 6:38 Tube->Psycho Killer->Tube. (Psycho Killer included in timing).
2012-07-06 Tube Saratoga Springs, NY 6:38 Tube->Psycho Killer->Tube. (Psycho Killer included in timing).
2013-07-06 Tube Saratoga Springs, NY 6:43 Begins with the usual Page-led funk on the clav, settles briefly, and picks back up with Trey leading the way. Later, Trey reverts to a rhythmic role as a second, different groove is explored before the closing guitar solo. Here's to more "Tubes" like this in the future. > to "Julius".
2013-10-19 Tube Hampton, VA 5:43 Slightly Elongated version (for 3.0) with more diverse flavors of funk than the typical jam. > to "FEFY".
2014-07-08 Tube Philadelphia, PA 6:07 Mike gets down on this right away, Trey picks up quickly, and the whole jam locks in for several minutes.
2016-07-23 Tube Chula Vista, CA 9:18 Not only the longest version of 3.0, this is one of the most improvisationally significant "Tubes" of all time as the jam moves from funk to a hard rocking groove with a big peak.
2016-09-04 Tube Commerce City, CO 8:15 "Tube" gets its second big ride of 2016 here, and while this version does not detour from the jam format like Chula Vista's, fans of the song will surely be satisfied by this funky romp.
2016-10-14 Tube North Charleston, SC 6:22 The band pivots from the typical funk vamp and reaches a rocking conclusion led by Trey in this verison.
2016-10-19 Tube Nashville, TN 6:40 "Tube" continued its '16 comeback campaign with this sweet version featuring active back and forth between Page and Trey and a Moog-filled climax.
All versions in a jam chart are recommended, but yellow rows indicate highly-recommended versions.
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