By request: if you're heading out on tour, here's the place to connect with folks who are doing the same!
by chance the music trips your Specie's trigger, then by all means, jump on the atomic-galactic musical wagon and help make the Dead family a little bit happier by trying to be a genuine, kind Sons of Jerry Garcia!!!
Thanks for the well read update on the Dead. Wanna hear some of my rough and raw and ragged recordings: go to sonicbids and look for Mark Harper and the Milky Way Galaxy Band.
Asking to be filled in since Jerry died is quite a tall order. In fact, when it's ALL said and done it might be worthy of a book with a complete a listing as possible of the dates and places of shows and lists as an index in the back.
I by no means have an exhaustive knowledge,but it seems to me that the band took about less than a year off from touring before coming back as the "Furthur Festival" in '96. That continued a couple of years as well as Bob's band Rat Dog. At some point around 2000 Phil & Friends was born with Phil as ringleader with an ever-changing cast of characters. In between all of this,in 98-02 the band with additional members played as "The Other Ones", most notably in 2001 & 2002 when they cut an album called The Other Ones. As the name Grateful Dead was permanently retired in 1995, in 2003 a reunion tour was made with the band called just - "The Dead". For the next six years Ratdog with Bob and Phil & Friends with Phil toured more or less regularly. Of note was "The Philathon" at the Nokia Theatre in NYC that was always around 10-14 shows in one run. In 2009 "The Dead" toured with Warren Haynes on lead to universal disdain among the deadheads. On a sidenote, Billy and Mickey played with the Furthurs during that time and then did only very occasional tours as different projects thereafter.
It was not clear after the 09 Dead Tour that anything meaningful was going to come from the remaining members of the band. It looked like the end. But due to Phil being able to pull John Kadlicek from his originating role as lead guitarist for the Dead Cover band Dark Star Orchestra, a new version of Furthur was born around 10/1/09. This band has Bob & Phil in their usual roles along with Chimenti on piano and jay Russo and Joe Lane and a couple of back-up singers, one of whom is named Sunshine Garcia.
This iteration has just finished it's two year anniversary tour to wide popular acclaim among the Deadheads while the drummers are doing something with an ethnic call Papa Malli calle Seven Walkers.
Quite a mouthful for a band that already had a 30 year career, eh?
I've been cloistered since Jerry departed this earthly reality. What's been going on with Further? Please fill me in with some things I've missed since the Dead disbanded. Thanks, Meteorite.
I'm new to this site. Can you fill me in what I've been missing since Jerry departed Earth?
Looks like its China, Papi and Critter for Madison and then Critter and Papi onto St. Louis and Indy. Looking for one or two kind people to join us in Madtown or sometime shortly after to head onto ST. Louis and Indy. Those who are willing to share in gas and hotel. I am sure you could join us after Madison at the China rider bed and breakfast for a fire, tunes, and breakfast before heading out for St. Louis and Indy. Lots of fun to be had on the road with Furthur!
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Hoping to start up a meet n' greet before the shows @ a restaurant or bar close to the United Center (we live here, so we know all the good spots) before hitting Shakedown if it's not SUPER Cold.
I'll pm you my celly so you can keep in touch.
It's been a nearly a year since Furthur was in my neighborhood (Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis), so four buddies and I will hit the road for the shows in Chicago and Madison. GDTS ponied up great seats in both locations and I agree with Critter that Chicago should be lively (and not just 'cause the venue is directly underneath an O'Hare runway!). I'd love to catch more midwest shows, but I'll have to settle for hearing Mickey's band at a small (~600) venue next month, including a meet-and-greet beforehand for a modest $30 premium per ticket.
Thank you Marye!
Wed, Nov 16th, Jerome Schottenstein Center, Columbus, OH
Fri, Nov 18th, Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
Sat, Nov 19th, Alliant Energy Center, Madison, WI
Sun, Nov 20th, Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
Mon, Nov 21st, Old National Centre (Formerly Murat Centre), Indianapolis, IN
I will be starting in Chicago and going all the way through (unless we find another road and skip St. Louis.) I'm really looking forward to going to the murat (I think it only holds 2000) and as always, CHICAGO is gonna smoke.