A Euro tour would be most cool.
I agree with Bob, no way they would do 11 shows in the UK. but, an 11 show Euro tour...
(licking my lips)
London, Wembley, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Frankfort, Hamburg, Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Prague....
at this stage in their lives, i think it is a matter of "where do we want to go and play" type of thinking for the band.
I think the only rumours of a Europe tour I've heard recently, were the ones I started a few years back.
those are the venues where they HAVE played.
I'll go see if it's acting weird, but I don't think in this case the past is a predictor of the future. Dang.
maybe this is just some form of tally which suggests the number of venues that are possible for the dead to play - but i do sincerely doubt that there are only 9 venues in the UK where they could play (and one is not even the NEC).
It would be great if they did play here.. last time i saw them was Chicago 92 or 93... of course that was pre-Jerry demise... wierdly enough, i just stumbled across a copy of High Times that i bought which featured Jerry following the news... oh the memories...
The strand is on this site! Follow the links: Shows and lyrics and then venues by location... you see a whole host of locations: US, UK, Netherlands, France, Jamaica... etc..
not sure how good this thing works.. even when you select venues in the US, you get the whole host of Alaska, Illinois, etc... but when selecting them, they go..uh... nowhere.. again... so, either someone has set this up with an intention of populating (and hasn't) or it's just a mistake... have a look.. just to prove i'm not going crazy.
where are you seeing this?
For the sake of all the UK Heads, hope it's true, but I've heard nothing.
i doubt they would play 11 dates in UK, they never have before
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Got really excited there for a mo... i'm a expat chicagoean living in the UK and saw that there seems to be some news about a european tour (including 9 dates in the UK). Unfortunately, when going through the tours by venue section.. United Kingdom.. London.. it loads.. uh.. nothing.. anyone know about UK tour dates?
Our first show!
We were really lucky to obtain tickets. I logged on the moment the site opened and at the same moment the site went down due to an overload of requests. Then I realized how immensely popular these guys still are. Not the several hundred people that are visible on Dead Net but many thousands more.
We booked tickets for the Chicago 5/5 show. My brother lives in Chicago so we could combine a family visit with a Dead show. Two worlds apart!
We went early and strolled around on the parking lot. This was what we always wished that we could be part of. So many friendly people. All the different tie dye shirts. The mounting anticipation as the show got nearer. We spoke to many beautiful people. They all reacted surprised as they heard that we came from Holland to attend the show.
See my photo's in the section Tour Images.
Everybody told us that the shows were awesome and that the band got better with every show.
We had good seats in the balcony where we could see over the entire crowd. The downside was that we could not see the performers very well. I missed big screens.
The sound was loud and clear but for the voices. Where we sat the words could not be understood.
The entire show was terrific. There was a good light show. The set list was great. The audience was fantastic. Everybody was dancing. They sang along with most songs so that the singer sometimes sang close harmony with the audience. They cheered the band as the jams were developing. Great music.
When we left the stadium we had attended a wonderful concert. I have ordered the downloads of this show so that we can hear it again and again.
We did not expect this show to be like the ones that we have on cd's and dvd's. The band is just not the same. We went for the audience experience. This time we were part of that.
For us this was a dream come true.
Ship of Fools
From Thursday until Saturday 21-23 May Playing in the Band XI in the Malzhaus (Plauen) with Cosmic Finger, Apache Blanket and Mr. Morning. More info here: http://www.germanheads.de/news.html
And Uncle John's Friends:
28 May Villa im Park (Else-Rauch-Platz), Hamburg
31 May fools garden, Hamburg
What a heck of a time!
Hey now - it's STASH radio time again!
From 21 until 23 May a great festival takes place in Plauen/Germany: Playing in the Band XI. Of course I'll present the bands playing there: Cosmic Finger from Hamburg, Apache Blanket from Berlin und Mr. Morning from Sweden. Furthermore you'll get Uncle John's Friends and Captain Obvious, because they play gigs during this month in Hamburg.
Tuesday, 12 May 2009 10-12 PM CET on Radio FSK:
93,0 MHz antenna / 101,4 MHz cable (Hamburg and vicinity)
http://www.fsk-hh.org/livestream (Live stream in OGG format)
If the broadcast times are inappropriate:
Under http://www.stash-radio.de/archiv.htm you can download the latest STASH shows in mp3 format (older ones only after request).
See ya, Frank