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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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Is there really a pre sale? I know it says February 12th, but AXS says the 14th. I pre registered, but I'm not so sure about it. Do you need a password or will there just be a link on AXS to buy tickets on the 12th. Any help would be grately appreciated.
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Flight and room booked, envelope decorated, mail order just exactly perfect, good thoughts. "..without love in a dream, it will never come true." So excited, this is wonderful!
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O man.....anticipation. So amazing to experience this feeling again after all these years!So looking forward to being with this beautiful tribe again.....one more time. Love
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Mail order was yesterday. It was the old method they used to sell to the Heads before the internet!
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where is the info on any presale. Where exactly is the 2-9 presale for fan club members. I have seen info on mult sites about that date with no links
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to get to Chicago this summer. Some of us will go camping and enjoy the big event from a distance. Those of you who attend...you are going to be part of something HUGE. to paraphrase the Rolling Stones: "Watch the trails' lights fading, there ain't a dry eye in the house They're laughing and singing Started dancing and toking as I hit town Found my way to heaven, 'cause I did my time in hell I wasn't looking too good but I was feeling real well"
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I am also confused as to how to be a part of this pre sale Is there anybody out there????? that can help with that?? just a true fan looking to secure tix after seeing the post offices flooded yesterday, I am not sure on my mail order success
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now come the logistics. mail order sent, fingers will stay crossed. got to make this thing happen. my compadre meadow and i became life long friends with our first shows together at UIC in 87 and we would hit any show possible together for the next 4- 5 years. i'm coming from port orchard WA and he's trecking from china to complete this wide and wavy circle. thanks for giving me something huge to look forward to. hope it works out. side note, any 30 days stalwarts heading there? would be cool to try to have some sort of meet-up, put some bodies to the names i've seen the past 3-4 years.
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Regarding the pre-sale, I posted the below on the GD 2015 FB page as a question.... but does anyone here know the answer? I see this question has been asked, but I don't see a clear answer : ============================================I have read through everything a multitde of times and am still confused. How do you register for the Pre Sale? It's supposed to be for the Grateful Dead 'fan club' ... what is that? I have been a registered user of Dead.net since its beginning, have followed since '71, am on their email mailing list since its inception, have spent hundreds on music & merchandise through Dead.net, have Facebook followed forever, but didn't know their was/is a 'fan club'?? I clicked on the Pre-Sale link on the Dead50.net site, and it takes you to a site shared with AXS. I signed up though that and registered with AXS (who I have never heard of). Then I went into AXS to see how it worked, and I clicked a couple of different random concerts they are selling ..... and it only took me to StubHub, with is a third party resale vendor selling tickets at inflated prices. SO... is the pre-sale going to be sold through AXS, or will AXS send us to a resale vendor, or is there a 'fan club' portal I am missing????? Can anyone moderating this Facebook page offer any insight, PLEASE???
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Hey guys so I registered for the newsletter through dead50.net and received an email confirmation that states ***ability to purchase tickets through exclusive internet pre-sales before they go on sale to the general public However many of my friends have also tried this and have not received any kind of email confirmation....we're so confused! I'm assuming I'm good to go but what about them?!?! I can't do this whole pre-sale thing by myself...AHHHHH!
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Ohhh. So your the one that they said was getting the early presale tickets. Congrats. You are so lucky, we are all jealous.
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I get emails from Dead net. but the only thing I see is a link to sign up with with "AXS.com with your Facebook account"
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Hey I got that same email tcarroll783 about confirmation and ability to purchase tickets presale
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Good to hear sisterearth. The email would come from info@dead50.net Dead50.net and sign up for their newsletter! All we can do is stay calm...waiting for some updated info
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Signed up for email notification and nothing. Apparently I can buy through AXS presale but no mention of a presale presale. I'll keep my fingers crossed but it's weird that there's a "secret" email presale rumor flying around, don't know how I feel about a random email presale
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Not to belabor the issue... but yes, I also signed up for the Dead50 email ( even though been on Dead.net email list a LONG time) and have received no confirmation email yet - silence. MARYE, are you out there? You have helped so many of us with order issues (esp during the Complete Europe 72 release) , clarifications, moderated discussions, etc.... if you're out there, reading this, can you chime in? Is there a presale through Dead50/AXS? Does signing up for the Dead50 newsletter ensure a presale chance? And, how can those of us that DID sign up for Dead50 email, and saw an onscreen confirmation, be sure they are on the list when no confirmation email has been received? I have a hard time believing the presale will be a password, since the password would be all over the internet in minutes - I would be more inclined to think it would be a personalized link in an email. Help....?
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but I would note that it is some time before the presale takes place, and much may become a good deal clearer in that time. If I find out anything more useful than Follow The Directions At Dead50.net, I'll say so! Most of the order envelopes probably haven't even made it to Stinson Beach yet!
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per GDTS TOO mail order is closed, in case you didnt know
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I wish everyone the best of luck; I know a whole lot of folks who did the post office thing on Tuesday.
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not being acceptable, so we didn't get a mail order sent in. She had all the envelope, etc. ready but.... So it goes. Have seen many good shows. Maybe this was not meant to be. Will see how the next round goes. Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
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Skipped mailorder and waiting for some nosebleed tix. Grateful for any just to share in the ever beautiful experience. I wrestled with the angels to even make the journey. Will there ever be a goodbye to something eternal? I hope everyone finds their way....
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Run don't walk, to the Lone Star Saloon and Palm Garden Restaurant at 527 State Street. Ask for the special mix of whiskey flavored with green apples. If you see Mickey, don't stare.
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this is all the info i see about a fan club on dead50.net Will 3 day passes be available? Yes. 3 day packages are being offered via Dead fan club pre sale, and public on sale. so if i read that right pre sale on the 9th are for a 3 day pass only?
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Anyone have an extra Dave's Picks 8 they want to trade or sell? I have a new/sealed Dave's Picks 10 with Bonus CD I would trade for, or a used Dave's Picks 12 with no case (some deal eh?). IM me if interested. Thanks.
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Hi, I'm based in the UK and intend to try for one of the travel packages, or failing that, the Ticketmaster sale. My questions are... Is anyone else from the UK or Europe intending to go, and if so, what is the best way to purchase tickets? Are there specific credit cards that have to be used? Will I be able to purchase the tickets, etc, in a straightforward fashion (ie are the ticket vendors set up for international buyers - obviously postage will be increased, but is there anything else I should know)? ...and my last question... How exciting is THIS? I never in my wildest dreams thought it would happen. I thought my chance to see The Grateful Dead was long gone. Now it's at least a possibility. I've been daydreaming since January 16th!!
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I can't wait to. I saw the Dead in Chicago in 2009 and this is going to be such a good time!!!!
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While listening very early this morning to Grateful Dead Hour no. 1374 Week of January 19, 2015 - Grateful Dead 12/5/71 Felt Forum, New York NY Sugaree: Jerry sings: Shake it up now, Sugaree I'll meet you at the Jubilee If that Jubilee don't come Maybe I'll meet you on the run. According to The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics website by David Dodd: Jubilee is hyper-linked to the following; In ancient Jewish times, Jubilee was held every 49 years, and was a ritualized way of giving everyone a clean slate. The tradition is outlined in the Bible in Leviticus, chapter 25: And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. A jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. For it is the jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field...
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I have the same questions as you, I´ve registered for the 12th and the pre-sale but I haven´t received any confirmation that I´m actually registered? Anyone having the same experience through the Axs site? Other than that i only got onto the bus 18 month ago and am so dreaming of hearing the roar when they enter Soldier Fields the 3rd of July. I´m flying out of Copenhagen and plan on camping in the parking lot (if the city of Chicago actually decides that it will be ok, otherwise we´ll see :) Hope to meet a lot of you friendly souls out there over that amazing weekend!! e.
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First, they have been playing together since 95 in one name or another. Second, there is no more Grateful Dead, as it was once known. It is wrong that it was billed this way, causing every person in the world to think they will suddenly see a grateful dead show. These shows are no different than the countless other one's, the dead, furthur, etc., that has been going on since 95. The way this has taken off is really amazing. It is also sad for the true fans, that have never stopped supporting the band. We will be the ones who either miss the show, or pay thousands of $ to stub hub for tickets. I dont mean to rain on your parade, just want to be the voice of reality for someone who is expecting the Grateful dead to be resurected and play 3 more shows. Where were all of these deadheads when Furthur, and the dead were playing in small venues. A lot of this is marketing, and social media frenzy.
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I suppose your statement is more about the whole thing and how it´s been blown out of proportion. Personally i´m aware that it can´t even be close to how a Grateful show actually was, or a tour for that matter, but for me it will be as close as it gets. With the big difference that compared to seeing Ratdog or any other combination of G.D musicians is that this time you know there will be three days of celebration of their music. no Festival, no other bands, Just them! I´ve been lucky for many musical moments and concerts in my life but only getting into GD these last two years and being sure that i´ll never see them together again since Garcia went. Makes this really special for me. And also over a 4th of July weekend in Chicago, man do you understand how exotic that is for a guy from Sweden :) I don´t see how they should have done it so that some of you don´t feel disappointed, ticket prices are same as many groups playing stadiums! After this summer when I for one weekend have been surrounded by 60 000 Dead heads and some live Dead music. Everything will be different when I go back to my record collection listening to all those classic Dead tours. Actually just thinking about it gives me goosebumps. e.
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Hi - I agree that yes, they have been playing since 95 in one name or another. But, let's all keep it in perspective. They have all been playing in one name or another since almost the beginning. After my concert intro to the dead in 72 (which makes me a late comer), I have been fortunate enough to see Legion of Mary, Bobby's Kingfish, JGB, MH band, RatDog, Phil & Friends, etc - as well as the GD - countless times. I do not see this as resurrecting anything. It feels like a gift from them to us, a closure. To us who have stood in line all night (WAY before internet) waiting for ticketmaster to open to get tix; who mailed in our tix requests; who read RS review of Live Dead and can never forget Put on the Dead and Spread; who had almost as much fun in the hours before a show in the parking lot as when the doors actually opened. It's a community. I feel your pain, and yes part of me grieves that I may loose out on seeing my mail order ticket request denied, after my entire teenage and adult life being dead related (fixated?) since the 60's, while some recent add on who just discovered our universe last yr gets lucky by clicking at the precise moment and gets in. But - those folks have the same love of the music, the vibes, as we do, so we need to swallow it and embrace them. My wife gave me a dead SYF wheel cover for my FJ Cruiser for christmas, and I was stunned when a neighbor's teenage kid came up to me last week and said it was cool, and that he loves the dead. But for timing, that could have been me. It's a crap shoot, and I agree it would suck to loose out due to fucking statistics, being one millisecond off on a click. But, like I said, it's a community. I'll take whatever fate hands me in this situation. And, I must respectfully disagree - it WILL be a grateful dead show. And, I hope my wife and I are fortunate enough to be there.
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I am glad you found the bus. My sentiments are based on frustration with the way this has gone down. The thing that has always set the Dead apart was the way the heads were rewarded with live music. Hence the mail order, and family feel to getting the fans in the shows. The high prices of stadium shows were going on long before the grateful dead played big venues, and will continue after. The thing that set them apart was what we all grew to love. That being said, now that you are on board, there are 30+ years of amazing music out there for your listening pleasure. I am blown away daily from this music, and feel so blessed to be able to listen to Jerry and boys everyday.
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Very good perspective. I appreciate your very true response. Its hard to voice some frustration with this, without sounding like a prick.
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When you stop in for a drink be sure to be VERY generous with a tip for the waiter. Mickey and Gold Tooth Mary don't take kindly to cheap skates. When ordering the green apple flavored whiskey keep an eye on the bartender but don't stare. With luck I hear the Dead will be jamming with the Lone Star Saloon house band after Soldier Field. Its hard to top the Mickey Finn Show Jazz and Comedy band. Remember, DO Not stare at Mickey.
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Thanks for your kind words!Yeah and that´s the thing, I´m digesting their back catalog daily and knowing that I´ll be able to at least get a glimpse of what it was like back in the days is enough for me! :) After the announcement I´ve change every plan I had back here in Sweden for this summer, taking two weeks vacation from my job, colleges think I´m crazy! I´m probably am... Fortunately I have my lovely wife who´s actually pushing me to fly to Chicago as she knows how much it matters for me, even though she´ll have to stay home in Sweden while I´ll be hanging in the parking lot! :) Now I just hope I´ll find some tickets... Still thinks it´s very unclear how it will work the 12th. Anyone has any information more that what´s on the dead50 site? I´ve registered at the axs site through the link, but got no confirmation by e-mail that it works? Anyone? e.
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Shouldn't it be "Fare You Well", instead of "Fare Thee Well"? Brokedown Palace is "fare you well" Cassidy is "farin' thee well now" hmmm. the trials we face...
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I joined yesterday to say we true heads are getting screwed here.
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I'm loving this! It feels like Alpine Valley 2002 "Family Reunion" all over again! Remember the discussion board "deadnetcentral" (I think Robert Hunter owned it)? By the weekend of the 2002 reunion over 25,000 posting! For 2 months before the shows the reunion was already on with postings by interesting people with names like Krispy, Peace, DireWolf, m'larkie, JennyJenkins, lookyloo, Dave, fractalgurl, BlueJayWay, Tim(SUNDOG)Corcoran, Gina, Doo Dah Man, and many many more cool peeps. My favorite Doo Dah quote: On viewing Jerry's 1968 amp at the Alpine museum - "Drool City for this Primal Man". All of you folks kept me going that summer! (BTW, my user name was "On the road again" - a minor contributor to be sure, but did post a link to a Tripod site with my Alpine '89 lot pictures - post#10263). The 2002 Alpine Valley museum was so well done - special thanks to Steve Parish and the late, beloved Ram Rod Shurtliff (who upon being thanked for all he had done, replied “Shit man, I’m just lucky to have a job”) Big Steve had Jerry’s last stage used pick in his pocket along with picks used by Phil and Bobby. One might be (evilly) temped to snatch them from his hand, but that would be suicide and Instant Karma as well - whatever is worse. Mickey’s 1990 drum kit, Phil’s 1974 bass, Master tape boxes (I feel confident that the actual tape reels were in the vault back home), the huge painting of Jerry from the 1995 Golden Gate Park Memorial, the big drums from the early ‘80s, and more on display. Alpine would have been near perfect for this summer too. But, you know what? In Chicago, most of us will be within walking distance of each other in our Hotels. We will see each other in the afternoon walking the streets, in the restaurants, the bars, or, for me anyway, at the Friday (and possibly Sunday’s time TBD) Cubs game. At Alpine most of us were in tents at camp sites scattered all over Walworth County, WI (or for the fortunate few, a hotel in Lake Geneva). I can’t wait for our 2nd Reunion! The Deadheads are the kindest, most intelligent people I have ever met! (Posted by just another geeky guy who first’s Grateful Dead experience was backstage at St. Paul in the afternoon of 1978 (but for almost impossible to believe reasons did not attend that evening), first actual concert 1981 St. Paul, and last concert 1994 Soldier Field, with 14 shows between Mpls/St. Paul and Alpine/Chicago mixed in.)
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More Alpine Valley 2002 memories: Bobby at the end of the RatDog set: A stagehand points to the stage clock to signal that time is up. Bobby looks and then screams in to the microphone “I’m gonna tell you how it’s gonna be. Your gonna give your love to me”. Robert Hunter telling the audience “would you hold it against me if I said, I LOVE YOU” The interview tent: Q&A with Mountain Girl, Steve Parish (who was so gentle and kind to an older woman who kind of rambled on (like me?), and Bob Weir (who explained the hand signals he uses on stage to indicate key changes). The set break 2nd stage at the top of the hill (by the interview tent). The Other Ones certainly had their finger on the pulse of what was happening in the Jam Band world of 2002. Great artists: Donna the Buffalo, Disco Bisquits, Robert Randolph, Jorma Kaukonon, Warren Haynes, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. The big “what will the first song be?”. Who guessed a He’s Gone tease, The Other Ones, and then Birdsong. I read Jerry hated that the deadheads took lyrics out of context, but on that night it worked nicely - Phil singing: “all I know HE sang a little while and flew on).
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What other band has such a rich recorded history. Thank God (or whatever your higher power might be) for the tapers. Officially allowed starting (I think) 1984, but certainly active long before that. I thank you all!
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