Grateful Dead

Furthur Summer 2010 Tour

Furthur, featuring Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, and Joe Russo will be heading out on a Summer Tour in 2010! The dates of the tour are:

 Fri-Jun-25 Rochester, NY Highland Bowl 
 Sat-Jun-26 Brooklyn, NY MCU Park (formerly KeySpan Park)

 Sun-Jun-27 Brooklyn, NY MCU Park (formerly KeySpan Park)

 Tue-Jun-29 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn's Peak 
 Wed-Jun-30 Lowell, MA LeLacheur Park 
 Sat-Jul-03 Herkimer, NY Gelsten Castle Estate 
 Sun-Jul-04 Oxford, ME Nateva Music & Arts Festival 
 Mon-Jul-05 Shelburne, VT The Green @ Shelburne Museum 
 Thu-Jul-08 Buffalo, NY ArtPark 
 Fri-Jul-09 Masontown, WV Allgood Music Festival 
 Sat-Jul-10 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Perf Arts
Sun-Jul-11 Philadelphia, PA Mann Center for the Perf Arts

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Joined: Dec 20 2008

Thanks tphokie1, and everyone else for their support. I guess having ANY seats is better than not having any seats. As for the 'Dead Belt' regions, sorry for your loss. Living in Buffalo has allowed us to easily see 8 shows in the past year, and now 5 more this summer - and it's still not enough! If it's any consolation, we had our fair share of lean years (late 80s - early 90s) so it's important to strike while the iron's hot. Philly info would be appreciated. I haven't seen a show there since the Spectrum. How about the best place to stay? We're thinking about 3 nights at the Hilton on City Ave. Is it worth the expense?

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Joined: Jul 9 2007
Spring Furthur

Turn your clocks up an hour and check out the 3 day festival in Angel's Camp over Memorial Day weekend! Mountain Air Furthur!

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Joined: Jun 9 2007
I'm considering attending a show at the Mann Center

In my limited experience in the Philadelphia area I know that parking can be a huge issue. Is there plenty of parking available at the venue and is it easy to drive to? What is the public transportation to the venue like? Thanks in advance for any info. After reading above posts I'll be a little nervous about my tickets too. Mr Goat, I hope you get your ticket issues resolved. Sounds to me as though you should get the seats for free!

lamagonzo (not verified)
Can't Complain (about venue nchoices)

Seats, yeah -- complain away!

I wish they would play in all 50 states, take the party where they need it the most'n'all. Living where I do I guess is the "Dead Belt."

Joined: Dec 20 2008
Philly Ticketing Issues

Thanks Johnman. The wife says the same thing - the tickets should be free. Personally, I could care less about the money, it's the seats that I want. Who's going to be sitting in Pit BB Seats 9 & 11? How did you get them? I hope Front Gate Tickets didn't sell them to Ralph's Ticket Emporium and Loan Company, who in turn put them on the Internet for $250 each. I was also wondering if anyone else had the same thing happen to them, or was it just us?

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Joined: Dec 26 2007
i would say breach of contract

it's akin to being offered and accepting cheesecake, paying for same, and being served toast. i think their wording is indicative of....something..."your seats are being moved"...not "the seats are not available"...bait and switch?...hell a minimum they should offer a FULL refund and still give you seating, but this is just my opinion, i do not like getting burned nor seeing it happen to anyone else.

Joined: Dec 20 2008
Philly Ticketing Issues

The wife and I were psyched on Tuesday 03/09 when we scored 2nd row 'Pit' tickets for the 2nd Philadelphia show at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts on July 11th and were immediately emailed a receipt confirming our good fortune. Best seats ever for a show we thought. Today we were informed that our luck had turned and our seats were in the section behind the Pit (Orchestra I believe) and a new email receipt was sent. Front Gate tickets of Austin, Texas said:
"Dear Furthur Customer,

We sincerely apologize, but we wanted to let you know we’re working on a seating issue with the 7.11 Mann Center Philadelphia, PA Furthur online presale. An error in our seating map and sales requires us to move your seats. We are doing our best to move everyone to the best available seats in our allotment and resend everyone their new locations today. Most orders will be moving less than 20 rows from the seats you originally held.

Everyone who is being moved back in the venue will be receive both a full shipping and service charge refund due to our error.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We are truly sorry and hope you enjoy the show.


Front Gate Tickets"

A classic case of bait and switch? Does this constitute a breach of contract? Should Front Gate Tickets be reported to the Texas Attorney General? As any true fan would believe, the band has no control over what the ticket brokers do, therefore deserve no blame. Don't get me wrong, our "new" tickets aren't exactly nosebleeds, but we're dissapointed nevertheless. What are your collective thoughts?

Joined: May 12 2009
Last nights Portland show.

These hometown shows present a pleasant challenge. Trying to hang with all the extra people you know, your local friends who don't go to shows in the Bay Area or anywhere else. Good to see all the faces, and the show was..... also good. Don't know if it's a Portland jinx or what, but yet another pretty okay show. Nothing too challenging or outrageous. Very much a winding down the tour kind of show. Evident they're saving something for Friday - Phil did not sing anything solo, set list was very tame. Decent venue, not the horrible sound I've experienced there before. Apparently the largest venue on the tour. Did not come close to selling out. Chill scene on the GA floor, nary a security person around, hence the opportunity to experience the aromas of many fine examples of Oregon's kindest.
It was a well played show, just not real inspired. These guys are pretty tight, I got spoiled seeing New Year's, but this was fun. First set was rather pedestrian. I like the way John sang Built to Last - that song is Jer all the way, and it sounded great. Second set Scarlet/Fire was great, but I liked Rueben and Cherise, which I've only ever heard DSO do ('cides Jer back in the day of course). That is a beautiful song and Phil and John were all over it.
The China Rider closer was notable for the between song jam. John had to change guitars, right at what's supposed to be the screaming crescendo, worst possible moment for guitar failure. So Chiamenti filled the gap, and has he did the entire show - carried the day. John eventually came back with a screaming vengeance, and the whole jam actually ended up working! Love Jeff's playing, he really had it going last night.
It was the kind of show where you're really glad you're going to see the next one. Phil's birthday should be very interesting.
BTW - Phil said at one point early in the show, that it was good to play a show when you knew you were going home afterward. After the Donor Rap, he said he would be coming back in the future. Dispelling ugly rumours perhaps?

Joined: Mar 7 2010

Thanks for the awesome show last night, we are truly grateful for the oppurtunity. I understand the displeasure from the passionate fans who would love for the band to play closer to their hometowns, states, regions, countries. I hope I didnt offend anyone with my earlier posting. After reading 50 negative comments in a row I attempted to be funny. It seems being hard on the band maybe isnt the best way to approach the situation. I wish my 68 year old dad would hike up and down Spencer Butte with me like he used to but I dont whine about. Sounded like Phil hinted at being back in the Northwest. That would be sweet, please everyone show up!

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Joined: Jun 6 2007
rumor has it

"On March 8th, 2010 unkle sam said:
rumor mill in full swing, rumor has it Phil to retire after summer tour.
anybody else heard this one?"

Well what I know is that at the end of the Miami show, Phil said that they would have to start doing more Florida shows because they don't get down here often enough. I also remember somewhere that JK was under contract to Phil and Bob for 2 years to play with them. That would mean sometime in 2011. Maybe after Phil turns 71??? And if FURTHUR folds, Bob resurects Ratdog and maybe JK goes back to DSO while grandpa Phil finally takes it easy, and Rhino releases RT 4.4 and digitally remastered complete Radio City October 1980 Box Set.

One can only dream.

On the BUS since 12-29-1968, and I'm never getting off.

"When I die bury me deep, put two speakers at my feet, pair of ear phones on my head, and always play The Grateful Dead."


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