We didn’t manage to get an actual press release for this one but when I learned about the upcoming tour by the Grateful Dead offshoot known as “Dead & Company” I had to make sure to share the dates with the readership. For those who have recently arrived to our beautiful planet, “Dead & Company” is a band that continues the musical mission started by Jerry Garcia and the guys so many years ago and features original Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann along with guitarist John Mayer and more. The dates are listed below the poster along with some closing editorial.
The Tour Dates:
November 12 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
November 14 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
November 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
November 17 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden
November 21 – Washington D.C. @ Capital One Arena
November 22 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
November 24 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
November 25 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
November 28 – Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
November 29 – Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
December 1 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
December 2 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
December 5 – New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
December 7 – Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
December 8 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I was never the biggest Grateful Dead fan when I was growing up, as the years went on I learned to appreciate what they were all about. My friends loved them and were diehards to the point of some of them following a tour to a couple of destinations which I always admired. It’s something else to inspire that level of fandom in a person. I’d love to catch the band during one of their NYC stops in this incarnation because I have heard good things about this no longer new project that keeps the memories alive and on the stage. At the time of this writing I have only seen clips of the band performing thanks to the stuff people are posting on YouTube and I wonder what you ardent Grateful Dead fans think of this project and if you are making plans to come out and see them on one of these dates. You can let me know down in the comments section below. Until next time.
The fine folks at Fathom Events are at it again with something special and their one night only showing of the 1977 classic “The Grateful Dead Movie”. The film will be 40 years old later this year and you can learn more about this event down below. I’ve even got the promotional trailer for you to make sure all the bases are covered. Check it out.
The Press Release:
On 4/20, meet up with friends and fellow Dead Heads in cinemas nationwide for a Grateful gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Grateful Dead documentary, The Grateful Dead Movie. Co-directed by Jerry Garcia and Leon Gast, this concert film features live performances from the October 1974 5-night run at San Francisco’s iconic Winterland held during the band’s so-called “retirement” prior to taking a two-year sabbatical. Performances include “U.S. Blues,” “One More Saturday Night,” “Casey Jones,” “Playing in the Band” and “Sugar Magnolia,” among other Dead classics. Before the show, audiences will get exclusive access to a special mini-documentary featuring fans reminiscing about the most famous Grateful Dead show of all time, which took place 40 years ago, on May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall at Cornell University.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’ve never seen the film as a whole, I am pretty sure that I have seen clips from this in various documentaries that have aired over the years. In 1977 I was only getting myself into my heavier music like KISS and whatever else was loud on WNEW radio station. I have to see if I am free to attend this movie on 4/20 since April is proving to be a very busy month for me but I wonder what you readers think about this one. Maybe I will try to get a contest going as well since I have done some of these for Fathom Events over the last few months. Those who don’t want to miss out on a ticket for this can check out THIS LINK to get a spot straight away.
Follow the activities of the members of the Grateful Dead care of their official link below and learn about the film via its Wikipedia entry. I’ve also embedded a link to the Blu-ray on Amazon.com
I guess the end of Fall is a little early to announce summer tour dates for the coming year but that is what we have to discuss at the moment as the group Dead and Company has recently announced their Summer 2017 dates. Actually if you are going to be a stickler about it, the tour begins at the end of Spring and continues on into the early weeks of the hopefully hot months.
The Press Release: (kinda sorta)
The Dead and Company, a band fronted by John Mayer and three founding members of the Grateful Dead, will return again next year and just the other day have announced a five week tour of the United States. As you see listed below, this run will be only about “19” dates and begin at Las Vegas before it ends with two nights at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The band began their own new musical adventure at the famed Madison Square Garden in October 2015 showcasing a continuation of the Grateful Dead legacy only a few short months after the legendary band performed the last of their “Fare Thee Well” concerts. The full band lineup is John Mayer (vocals and lead guitar), Bob Weir (guitar and vocals) with drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann. The sound is completed by Oteil Burbridge (bass) and Jeff Chimenti (keyboards). The two musicians originally hail from The Allman Brothers Band and RatDog respectively. I’ve culled together the dates and venues in the cities that they will be visiting. Time to mark down your calendars if you are a fan of this music. Continue reading The Dead and Company Announce Summer 2017 Dates→
Artist: Grateful Dead Title: “Fare Thee Well” Label: Rhino Entertainment Release Date: 11/20/2015 Genre: Rock Rating: 4/5
Back in the Summer of 2015, the surviving members of The Grateful Dead, meaning Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreautzmann, were joined together in music with long time keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, Bruce Hornsby and Trey Anastasio for a series of shows under the “Fare Thee Well” banner. These shows would be celebrating the milestone 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead and also would be the last time that the name would be used for concerts and recording. There would be a total of five concerts with two being in California, while the remaining and final three would happen at Chicago’s Soldier Field and this Blu-ray/CD set delivers the full final performance of The Grateful Dead. Over the course of my life I didn’t initially enjoy what The Dead was all about but this was because a lot of my friends who did like them would always tell me that what I listened to sucked. My appreciation of Hard Rock and the burgeoning Metal sound found me alienating what the Dead offered up purely by association to those memories. I admit this to you readers because that was a long time ago and since that time I have learned to appreciate a whole lot of Grateful Dead music but mostly by way of the “greatest hits” that every single other casual fan might know. The concert is a long one and something like 180 minutes/three hours long and each set is delivered on separate discs. Let’s go over the first set. Continue reading “Fare Thee Well” [Blu-ray/CD] by The Grateful Dead→
You’re going to want to get in touch with Casey Jones and get to truckin’ down to Shakedown Street to hear the sweet sounds from Uncle Johns Band, I mean The Dead and Company who have just announced a string of Summer 2016 tour dates. When the group did a few select shows at the close of 2015 you had hoped that this kind of information would come to pass and now it has. Truly, the music never stopped Check out the dates below the promotional art.
Fri Jun 10 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
Thu Jun 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Fri Jun 17 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Mon Jun 20 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Tue Jun 21 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Thu Jun 23 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
Sat Jun 25 – Flushing, NY @ Citi Field**
Sun Jun 26 – Flushing, NY @ Citi Field**
Tue Jun 28 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
Sat Jul 02 – Boulder, CO @ Folsom Field**
Sun Jul 03 – Boulder, CO @ Folsom Field**
Thu Jul 07 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sat Jul 09 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Sun Jul 10 – East Troy, WI @ Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Wed Jul 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Fri Jul 15 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park**
Sat Jul 16 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park** Continue reading The Dead and Company Announce Summer 2016 Dates→