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Grateful Dead Original Members Add Two Dates To Final Concerts

April 10, 2015

The original members of Grateful Dead have announced two additional shows at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on June 27th and 28th, as part of their “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” run. Along with the three shows at Chicago's Soldier Field on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, the run will mark the original members' last-ever performances toget

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Thanks for 50 guys. Experiencing Closing of Winterland dvd right now. Happy New Years! Hope you "come out and play" this year! Go Core Four!
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May you all have a Grateful New Year. Peace in 2015!!!!
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Well they did change the graphic. Yippppyyy !!! A few more weeks of waiting for news in this cold Midwest weather. A little sunshine and less daydream from the folks at Rhino could have taken some sting out of the cold with a pre-order for something on January 1st. They sure do run a tight ship over at Rhino. Talk about anti-climatic. I guess I'll make my way over to the Tapers section were the real goods are at. Free music and not much fluff
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If your trying to pull in a younger demographic 'they don't like to wait'. Six months waiting for the clock to expire and no announcement of what's coming for the 50th. Well maybe in a couple more weeks, hopefully, but by then the younger demographic will have forgotten all about this 50th announcement. This company is more secretive than North Korea.
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Well, perhaps anti-climactic, but honestly it is just about what I expected. And it's perhaps appropriate not to start with new "product." I mean, wow, 50 years! Congratulations and thank you to Dave, Norman, Nick, Mary, Mark, Dr. Rhino, Bolo (!), Blair, David Dodd, David Gans, Dick, Eileen, the fantastic artists, the band members, all the original tapers, and...the Deadheads. The legacy of this band (and yes, legacy - that is not a dirty word in it's original connotation) is historically signficant. I love that fact that you can go to Olompali and read a historical marker that talks about the Indians who lived there, AND Dead's summer residency there. The Dead are a signpost to the idea that history is more than kings and presidents, generals and wars - it can be music and joy and dancing. Things in history matter when people DECIDE that they matter. And when that history is preserved. And this history has been largely preserved in the words of people like Blair, in the Vault, by the band members continuing to create (check out Mickey's work on cosmology and the brain). Okay, I admit, I was kind of hoping for some kind of revelation about something like the Betty Boards. But I'm trying to focus on the milestone first... Also. I need more coffee. Anyway, Happy 50th everyone!
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Not much here is there? The 50th stealie is pretty plain and not much imagination went into that did it? No big fanfare, no big announcement ie tour or releases. The ptb had a great opportunity to really do something far out, and they blew it. Almost expected something magical at the stroke of midnight, like fireworks or paisley colors or something, nothing. Oh well, here's a rumor, core four plus Hornsby and kimock, JK and others to headline lockin festival, no other dates released. There's a big announcement for ya.
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Big count down for nothing. I was hoping for a great News Year Day looking forward to seeing maybe a few shows. I guess San Rafel and NYC heads will get to see the theater shows. whoopee. its all about merchandising now.HAPPY NEW YEAR TAPERROB he seems to be the only guy getting the sound out....
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Yes, it is a little anti-climactic. I Was really hoping for and expecting the first announcement of a new 50th anniversary release, or at least some info. Claney - what a fantastic post! Thanks for helping keep things in perspective.
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But probably wasn't thinking too much... So not bummed or anything... Cold winters day in the Philly burbs... But sunny! Which is not a bad thing... Now on to another flip of the calander -- 2015, right Guessing this will be the new forum -- for awhile anyway
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I had a feeling there was not going to be a big announcement. These things take time, the big announcement is the band, or whats left of them have been around playing music for over 50 years!! Mickey, Billy, Bobby, and Phil were all jamming out in 2014. Glad Bobby took a rest. We want him around for a while, what ever news is going to happen will happen when its supposed to, so enjoy the ride folks, glad they are thinking about doing something this year!! I havent been around this site for a while, but I'm back to connect with some old friends and get ready for some shows!! Happy New Years everyone, glad to be back!!!
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Dead Freaks unite! Forty two years or so after first reading those words, I wasn't expecting to see them again only to have the same reaction as I did the first time...which is to say, WTF??
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Wishing everyone a healthy & happy New Year with positive possibilities for all. This will be a wonderful 50th anniversary celebration for The Band, Dead Net and Dead Heads alike. Please be patient, everyone has more then their share of music to listen to. Chillaxin' with a cup of coffee with tunes spinning, Weve
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Greetings to All! Looks like we're off to a great start already. Be KIND!
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And I had a Festivus moment today...finally. My sister took the kids to the Mummers Parade so the wife & I were alone for the airing of grievances. In fact we sat at the kitchen table just the 2 of us for about 4 hours and we all we did was just talk. I did apologize to her for stashing money as if she were going to steal it, I now see how she felt about having a "secret" spouse. I really don't know why I was hiding the money even though I was hiding it in plain sight. I see the error of my ways. Basically we just wanted to start 2015 anew. I found out some things I do she doesn't like & she found out a few things about herself, the bottom line is we LOVE each other & we both refuse to let petty indifferences get between us. It was important for both us to realize that we both have strengths & weaknesses, we accept each others weaknesses & embrace each others strengths. I have always felt that God's greatest gift to man is woman & I am so lucky to have her to love, honor & cherish. Others can say yes, "They Love Each Other". So 2015 is here let's get ready to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the only band that does what they do, "keep us toe tapping & dancin' in the street. HAPPY 2015 DEADLAND!!!!
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I'm very relieved to read that various issues with our individual wives are resolved. However, is this marriage counseling board or a message board for the 50th Anniversary of the GD?
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Be patient, be kind, be thankful, be grasshopper and so on. its just ridiculous! why have a countdown if we are supposed to wait? Merchandising doesn't wait. they always have time to send "you gotta have this emails" etc etc. If they aren't going to do shows just say so! I get it they are old and I understand. The shows are nothing like they were 10-15 years ago or even close to the old days but I still enjoy them for what they are. If us DEADHEADS are so important why isn't anybody talking to us......
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oh boy, I feel the pain on that... something only us Philly area folks get... on the other hand, as days go... wasn't a bad day to march down Broad St.
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Looking forward to another year of great gifts from the greatest music archive in the world!!!
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What a ride! Wish we could dial the hand back and experience it all again!! Love is real, not fadeaway!! So glad you made it!! It took some real crazy shit to go down to have this all work so beautifully in the end!! Thank you for the ride and Long live the Grateful Dead!! Hip, hip, hurray!! Keep on Truckin!! We love each other!! And WE ARE EVERYWHERE!!!

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Airing of grievances? Good God Man!!! You realize you could be eating dinner at a drive thru window for weeks right? I mean, great to communicate and all, but that's some risky business my man.HaHa Anyway, I enjoyed that. What will be coming I am sure will be worth the wait. I really had no expectation that huge news would drop today. Too easy! But when they do let loose with the news, there WILL be smiles I am certain. Ya'll enjoy, and it ain't too late to eat your black eyed peas for good luck in '15. How we roll in the south ya know?
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Yo Bob, here in New England we had our black-eyed peas today too. Of course, my dad's family is from Florida and Georgia, so I imported the tradition here. And speaking of wives, my wife, bless her heart, was so happy to have found organic black eyed peas. But they were in freakin' cans! AAAAGH!!! Give me fresh GMO peas any day over that, hahahaha. Anyway, I made them the best I could. Here's to good luck!
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....head over to the Archive, find the 12/19/78 Jackson, MS show, and fast forward to the Stella Blue->NFA. I stumbled across this show today, and witnessed yet another spectacular song transition by the boyz. Do yourselves a favor and take twenty minutes of your lives to bask in its beauty. It's one of those moments where you may be casually listening to a show, then a passage like this comes up, makes you stop what you may be doing, and just stare off into space, amazed yet again by this band. Oh yeah, Happy Twenty-Fifteen!!!

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Yes for the Peas brother! My bridge did um up with ham and onions! Totally awesome taste explosion.And if you're lucky, you'll understand the title to McCartneys new record, "Unexpected Flatulence". JUST KIDDING! All love to Macca! Say Claney, are you the guy who had the cool viddy of the chicken coop a while back? I loved that if so. Fresh eggs are one of life's real pleasures. Plus watching chickens hang out in your yard is as relaxing as a fish tank anyday! Hoping everyone had a nice transition into 2015.
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Yes yes bob, we have 23 chickens. I loves me those eggs. My wife also just bought two more goats. Loves me some milk too. My five year old will be doing 4H with one of the goats next summer (after she turns six). That video was the grand opening of the chicken run - the girls first day out! Breakfast tomorrow, by the way, will be black-eyed peas and GRITS baby!
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Thank goodness we have a new thread to complain in until they reveal new releases to complain about. :>]

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I so miss having a lil flock in the backyard, veggie garden, etc. my cousin has fainting goats, which are a trip! Grits, however, even being a somewhat Fl Redneck, never did it for me. Believe it or not. Now good oatmeal? Totally into that. Oh well.Planning a DaP5 morning tomorrow, after taking my Honey out to celebrate her birthday, and then who can say? She's got the Birthday hat, and that's making her Queen to say what we do. I heard floor lamp, so that's an indication I suppose. Billy Joel played here last night, and she didn't ask to go, and that's one of her favs, so lamp shopping is a breeze compared to the misery that would have been last night with the piano dude. Haha. Rock on Claney and enjoy that meal brother........
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I never paid attention to December 1978, now after hearing 12/19/78 last night I will now give these shows a listen. In fact I've never gone past 11/24/78. Time to take the Christmas decorations down & as I'm doing it I will be listening to 12/12/78, Miami, FL. HAPPY January 2nd, Deadland!!!
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What a waste. Are we going to have to wait till 2016 to enjoy the 50th Ann. releases. How about a clock that counts down to an actual announcement of a release.
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I took Vguy's advice and checked out that 12/19/78 show. I am wowed. There is a great (long) run through the St. Stephen verse chords right in the middle of NFA. Who knew? Donna is so low in the mix she is hardly there (or more of a background singer, which makes more sense anyway) and I don't hear Keith at all. As much as I love his playing, it is interesting hearing just the guitars holding up the accompaniment. The most recent aud version on the LMA sounds great to my ears. Dig! And Happy New Year, Hippies! (I include myself in that category, of course.) Oh, to have a nice matrix of this one. Please.
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Box Set of April 1971 FE Complete w/guests shipping on about April 1st.Box Set of AK June 1980 Complete Matrix Mix shipping on about June 1st. Box Set of WinterLand October 1974 Complete Blu-ray Video shipping on or about October 1st. (except the 20th would be audio only since I don't think it was video taped). Dave's Pick's four releases shipping on or about February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, November 1st.
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....told you so....
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Holy Smokes vguy.... you sure did. Listening to it right now. That really is some transition - maybe the one to play for someone curious about those Dead segues. Because, you know, I get asked about that a lot, heh. Aside from the transition, that Stella is so so gorgeous. Jerry's singing is as emotive as it got, all the cracks in the right places. Wow. Sitting at the table with earphones. My little daughter is next to me coloring. Sun is setting. Magic. THANKS.
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explosive event or announcement at the stroke of midnight: never trust a prankster (or pranksters.) basic, sage, core advice from way back. the only potential release I can think of that is a must-have (hopefully it will be done this year) is 6/10/73.
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I agree. I have asked for this here numerous times and I'm hoping it will come to pass!
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I already have a patched pitch corrected sbd, matrix, and DTS of this show. If dave releases this I bet it won't be pith corrected. Ill bet 2/24/74 won't be pitch corrected either.
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Mole, Flash, Mick and I drove furiously up I-55 from LaPlace, LA in time to catch the first notes of Mississippi 1/2 Step. Lazy > Supp was a terrific set closer. 2nd set really was memorable, except Donna was absent after the drum sequence. We had to bolt after Around to get back to our midnight shift on the Big River. LMA has a great soundboard of the 1st set: will a 2nd set board emerge? >> 2 years later, we're also missing good recordings of the 2 shows at the Saenger in New Orleans.
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Would love to hear it - where are you guys getting this show from?
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I was late to the Dave's Picks game, and had to buy everything from the scoundrels on eBay. In the process, I ended up with two copies of Dave's Picks 6 & 10. I did not get a copy of Volume 8 however, and am looking to trade. If anyone is interested, please email me tsherman2112@gmail.com.
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https://archive.org/details/gd1978-12-19.aud.wagner.bertrando.121963.fl… Here is an audience Remaster done by Rob Betrando. Words from Dave a few weeks back. The vault has 11-24-78 in Multi-track and 12-31-78. In between these dates remaining tapes are very scarce. Quite a shame!! Cool story, sounds like you got to see some killer shows Gr8ful Ted. A while back, I remember you mentioned some midwest 1976 shows. Columbus, Indy, Cincy, and Detroit. Being at one of those nights. 10-3-76 sweet 2nd set and tapers section had the show opener a few months back, which was not on any from the archive I could find. Another question for Dave. I think it was Bertha and Mama Tried that were added before Sugaree.
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And smooth sailing. (not completely accurate or up to date in some regards) Getting close to the 1966 on Sirius. He played a portion of 12-1-66 a month ago. Wow (Viola Lee Blues, worth price of admission alone.) from the Matrix. I think I have all the official releases from 1966, but I am unclear about the dates of performances. I have a CDR of 12-1-66 from about 15 years ago. Audio is decent but setlist is great.
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Contains one of the most thrilling jams ever played. DG only had about 40 minutes of the 2nd set & the sound quality was less than stellar however it still blows me away to this day & the show featured on that night is 11/20/78, Cleveland, OH. I still listen to the tape I made of it in 1996 give this one a listen it's a gem of a jam. The odd part about it is the jam actually opened the 2nd set & just kept building from there. It also features the final reading of If I Had The World To Give. I wish better copies existed of it though. It truly deserves better treatment. Let's talk about 1981, I decided to pull out my 2nd favorite Dicks Picks, Volume 13, 5/6/81 IMHO the very BEST of the eighties PLUS the "secret" filler tacked on the end of CD 2, the 35 minute long Scarlet>Fire from 11/1/79. It's a cold rainy night in Philly the wife went out with her sister, the kids are at the movies with my sister & I'm all alone just me in my DEAD house. Now I have listened to something from the 70's & the 80's now I'm in a 69 kind of mood how about 12/26/69? ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT, DEADLAND!!!!!
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One of the events will probably be 'Meet Up at the Movies'. Another will be the 'Dead Covers' project. One will be '30 Days of Dead'. There are 4 DaP's. A Greatest Hits is a good possibility for January now that the cover and track listing has been 'leaked'. A Box Set. What does that make up? 9 months covered. What did I miss? Anything obvious? I don't think we'll necessarily get a music release every month, maybe just an event or other commercial venture...
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    Lost sailor is great!
    Lost sailor is great!
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    darthloco1
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    Re: first post (Happy New Year Core Four!)
    1st post on the 50th Anniversary thread way back when, wow! And a bit of foreshadowing in the post. What a year 2015 turned out to be.
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    1 year 8 months ago
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    I just want to say I love Viola Lee Blues