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Grateful Dead Original Members To Perform Together Again One Last Time

Grateful Dead Original Members Reunite to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

“Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" at Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2015

Marks the Grateful Dead Members' Final Performance Together

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead, the four original members — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir — will reunite at Chicago's Soldier Field, nearly 20 years to the day of the last Grateful Dead concert, which took place at the same venue. “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" will occur over three nights on July 3, 4, and 5, 2015, marking the original members' last-ever performance together. The band will be joined by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano). The group will perform two sets of music each night.

Jerry Garcia's daughter Trixie Garcia announced the shows in an exclusive interview. You can check out her announcement here.

Joining the original members of Grateful Dead are three musicians who have embodied the band’s spirit of musical innovation throughout their eclectic careers. Guitarist Trey Anastasio is best known for his work as the principal songwriter and lead guitarist for touring juggernaut Phish, but he has also found time to score and arrange music for orchestras and Broadway productions such as “Best Musical” TONY nominee ‘Hands on a Hardbody.’ Pianist Bruce Hornsby had already won the first of his three Grammy Awards when he first guested with Grateful Dead in 1988. Following the death of the band’s keyboard player Brent Mydland in 1990, Hornsby toured with the group into 1992, and he has maintained a collaborative relationship with its members ever since. Bay Area native and jazz keyboardist Jeff Chimenti joined Bob Weir’s Rat Dog in 1997, and has since worked on projects such as Phil Lesh & Friends, The Other Ones, The Dead, and Furthur.

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 at


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Joined: Aug 5 2016
Happy Diwali 2016
Joined: Feb 8 2016
Hey man, hope you worked

Hey man, hope you worked through this. I struggled with the same deal for the Dead and Co fall tour and found that things like Vivid Seats, stub hub, etc., all worked out fine. Geez, the aftermarket tix were sure expensive though. I wish folks would just sell their extra's at cost rather than get all greedy with the mark up.

I'm definitely going to try to get the retail prices by planning ahead with this next go round.

Joined: Jul 14 2015
my review

wow, that Friday show was too much, and that Sunday show was out of this world, Trey really stepped up and showed all the negatives that he was the MAN. We want more, how about this Fare thee well, this year. Next year, weir back from the dead to blow your minds.

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Joined: Feb 16 2008

For a brief moment time seemed to stop and flow backwards. A life altering experience. GOD bless the Grateful Dead !!!

Joined: May 15 2014
Some Miracle!

That's great! I love the fact that you're going with your wife and friends. I dunno.....I guess I'm glad that we grew up and HAVE people like a wife and friends.

Have fun at the shows. I'll be watching in a movie theater, but if you wave, I'll wave back.


Joined: May 15 2014

Your note hit me even though I have no clue who you are talking about. A few days ago I got a note from the daughter of an old girlfriend.

Apparently, the woman I nearly loved passed on exactly ten years prior to the note from her daughter. I had no idea.

I see a lot of anger and fightin' words on this site. No need for that. Life is pretty fragile. Let's rise above that, my friends.

Joined: May 15 2014
Anyone going to Plano or Dallas?

I always feel so alone at these things. Those "meet-up" things. Plus, I always end up talking to some nutcase when I DO finally find a kindred spirit. Being high is one thing, but these guys are friggin' nuts. happens.

If any of you guys are going to a north Texas theater and don't mind an old guy (REALLY old guy....first show Filmore....maybe '72 or so) hanging with you, please let me know. I don't know if I can leave an address here, but I'll try. It's Or, just go to and go through the contact stuff.



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Joined: Feb 28 2015
Best Stream???

Is Nugs the best place to view Chi Town or who is doing best camera work.

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Joined: Feb 21 2011
@SC shows

What a pleasant surprise....well done....very minor hiccups....on the HD feed, but amazing memorable hours spent.....

Boys are learning to feed off each other and last night both Bruuuucccceeee and Trey let loose.....

Organized chaos.....warts and all.....beautiful....still smiling.....

Bobby with energy and clear eyes...once again...reminded me of Europe 72 on Sugar Mags....still spitting.....refreshing if you're ga pit Bobside.....

Priceless....and am blessed to be road tripping with some friendly strangers, and you know who you are.....

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Joined: May 26 2007
I agree

it's a rare experience to be going "whoa, what's that music they played at the set break?" But it seems like the whole net was doing it this weekend!


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