The music world might have lost the great Jerry Garcia almost twenty years ago, but his spirit and sound lived on through his former band mates and their vast and varied projects since that sad day. There was “The Other Ones”, “Phil Lesh and Friends”, “Further” and sometimes “The Dead” and it was through these projects that the band’s music remained fresh in the hearts and minds of their worldwide fans. Earlier today, the remaining members of the band announced that The Grateful Dead would perform three final shows in celebration of their fiftieth anniversary. The press release and dates are below the super trippy poster.
The Press Release:
“We’re thrilled to announce “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead”. To celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir will reunite at Chicago’s Soldier Field, to perform on July 3, 4, and 5, 2015, marking the Grateful Dead’s last-ever performance together. The band will be joined by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano). In the tradition of the original Grateful Dead Ticketing Mail Order, tickets will first be made available via a first-come, first-served mail order system. All additional ticketing information is available on the bands official website (linked below)”.
7/3/2015: Soldier Field, Chicago IL
7/4/2015: Soldier Field, Chicago IL
7/5/2015: Soldier Field, Chicago IL
PiercingMetal Thoughts: This group of shows will surely sell out fast and since I don’t think that I will be able to make it out to them I am sure hoping that some sort of comprehensive DVD and CD release gets released to the fans. I was not into the Dead way back in the day but over time I grew to appreciate their contributions to Rock and Roll and was glad to see them in concert during their “In The Dark” Tour. So what do you readers think? Is this the kind of performance you would head out to? I mean if you seriously love the Grateful Dead this will be your last ever chance to see them on stage together. I’m typing that with a winted grin since we have all seen how the retirement of Ozzy and KISS in makeup went along with so many others. Anyway, chime in down in the comments if this interests you at all, I am curious to hear.
Official Website: http://www.dead.net/