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Dead & Company Announce Additional U.S. Dates

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On the heels of two (not surprisingly!) sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden, Dead & Company  ~ the combined talents of Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir along with singer/guitarist John Mayer ~ have just announced additional U.S. dates. The band will take the stage at a series of shows at the legendary Madison Square Garden beginning October 31 and will perform two sets of music drawing largely from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs. 

 

Fare thee wellThe Grateful Dead members Hart, Kreutzmann, Weir, and bassist Phil Lesh reunited earlier this summer for Fare Thee Well, a run of five sold-out stadium shows celebrating the Dead¹s 50th anniversary as well as marking the last time the “core four” members would perform together (Lesh will continue to perform in his band Phil and Friends.).  The shows were a record-setting success and ignited never far-from-the-surface enthusiasm for more concerts featuring Grateful Dead members. “There is a place where music, dreams and magic come together,” says band member Mickey Hart.  “Grateful Dead music is a portal to that place. It was built to last!”  

 

“Fare Thee Well proved to me that I’m not done exploring new rhythmic territory with Mickey ~ I’m recommending that everyone puts their helmet on, because we are going to blast our way into some serious drums and space,” said Bill Kreutzmann. “And with Mayer riding shotgun with Weir ~ we’re in good company, so to speak.”

 

Mayer joins the legends

Mayer joins the legends

 

Mayer will join Hart, Kreutzmann and Weir, along with Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.  “I deeply love the Dead’s music, and it has inspired me in ways I never imagined. To help carry this music is the opportunity and the honor of a lifetime,” Mayer said. 

 

Bob Weir, photo courtesy of Butch Worrell‎

Bob Weir, photo courtesy of Butch Worrell‎

“We’re not done with these songs and they’re not done with us,” said Weir.  “We’re gonna take these old friends on some new adventures.”

 

Tickets will be available to the general public beginning August 28. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public starting August 26 at 10 a.m. local time. For all ticket purchases, head to ticketmaster.com. Top tier tickets will be priced under $100, and a number of $50 tickets will be made available in honor of the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary.

 

For taper ticket info, please follow this link.

 

 

Dead & Company Fall  Tour Dates 2015

 

All dates, venues and cities below subject to change.

 

Date                               City                                     Venue                                         On-Sale (local time)

October 29, 2015           Albany, NY                      Times Union Center                   August 28 @ 10 a.m.

October 31, 2015           New York City, NY         Madison Square Garden          Sold out

November 1, 2015         New York City, NY         Madison Square Garden          Sold out

November 5, 2015         Philadelphia, PA            Wells Fargo Center                 August 28 @ 10 a.m.

November 6, 2015         Washington, DC             Verizon Center                         August 28 @ 12 p.m.

November 10, 2015       Worcester, MA               DCU Center                                 August 28 @ 12 p.m.

December 27, 2015       San Francisco, CA         Bill Graham Civic Auditorium   August 28 @ 10 a.m.

December 28, 2015       San Francisco, CA         Bill Graham Civic Auditorium   August 28 @ 10 a.m.

December 30, 2015       Los Angeles, CA            The Forum                                   August 28 @ 12 p.m.

December 31, 2015       Los Angeles, CA            The Forum                              August 28 @ 12 p.m.

 

Editor’s Note:  Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will each play individual sets at the upcoming Lockn’ Festival, September 10-13.

 

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Special thanks to Justin Perry, Jamie Bertel, and Natasha Desai

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