The Press Release:
DEAD & COMPANY – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – announces its 2019 Summer Tour, kicking off on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1st in Mountain View, California at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and returning for two-night stands at iconic venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Wrigley Field (Chicago, Illinois), The Gorge Amphitheatre (George, Washington), and Folsom Field (Boulder, Colorado), as well as a concert at the New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium. A full listing of tour dates can be found below.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, December 8 at 10 AM local time through livenation.com. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets for select shows before the general public beginning Tuesday, December 4 at 10 AM local time through Friday, December 7 at 10PM local time. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets for select shows beginning Tuesday, December 4 at 10 AM local time until Friday, December 7 at 10 PM local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. A variety of additional presales are available beginning Monday, December 3, at 10 AM local time. Check deadandcompany.com for complete tour information.
To ensure fans get tickets in their hands directly, Fan Registration is available HERE for the 2019 tour dates beginning today, Thursday, November 29, at 8 AM ET, through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program; supplies are limited (not available for the July 5-6 concerts at Folsom Field).
Dead & Company was formed in 2015 when the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir joined forces with artist and musician John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The result was one of the most successful touring bands of the decade. The inaugural tour kicked off in the fall of 2015 with two sold-out shows at the legendary Madison Square Garden and ending the year with two sold-out performances at the ‘Fabulous’ Forum in Inglewood, California.
Since then, the band has completed five tours, playing to more than 1.5 million fans, and has become a record-breaking stadium act. Dead & Company has headlined iconic stadiums across the country including Folsom Field, Autzen Stadium, Citi Field, Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium. Additionally, the band broke Wrigley Field’s all-time concert attendance record in 2017. Dead & Company’s 2018 Summer Tour ranked in the top 25 of the Top 100 Worldwide Tours and for the past two years, their Summer Tours ranked in the top 15 of the Top Global Concert Tours.
The Tour Dates:
31-May: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*
1-Jun: Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre*
3-Jun: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl+
4-Jun: Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl+
7-Jun: George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre*
8-Jun: George, WA @ The Gorge Amphitheatre*
12-Jun: Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center*
14-Jun: Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field+
15-Jun: Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field+
18-Jun: Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
20-Jun: Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion*
22-Jun: Foxborough, MA @ Gillette Stadium+
23-Jun: New York, NY @ Citi Field+
26-Jun: Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live*
28-Jun: Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion*
29-Jun: Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood*
2-Jul: Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion*
5-Jul: Boulder, CO @ Folsom Field+
6-Jul: Boulder, CO @ Folsom Field+
* Citi presale; + American Express presale
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve lined out at one time or another that when I was growing up I had no love whatsoever for the Grateful Dead but honestly speaking that was based on friend rivalries about who’s favorite bands ruled or sucked. Now in my more “mature” years, I’ve come to enjoy quite a bit of the bands historic catalog and though I’ve not yet managed to see DAC, I am hopeful that this will be the year that I get myself into the venue and do some overdue reporting and photography. I’ve heard so many good things about this lineup of the legendary band and like to think that somewhere in the great musical beyond, that the late Jerry Garcia is smiling at the fact that his music is still entertaining so many people so many years after his passing. What do you folks think of this tour and will you be in attendance for at least one of them? I ask like that because back in the day I had friends that would follow the tour from state to state for days on end. We’re all older now with jobes, wives, kids and demands on the time that no longer permits such activity but still….you never know do you? Chime in down in the comments section below because I’d love to hear from you on this.
Official Website: http://www.deadandcompany.com