Dead & Company Announce Additional U.S. Dates
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.
The 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 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.
“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.
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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.
Special thanks to Justin Perry, Jamie Bertel, and Natasha Desai