5552 comments
sort by
Recent
Reset
Items displayed
  • Default Avatar
    William Ferron
    2 years 11 months ago
    want show tickets

    looking for tickets for 2021 SPAC, 2 Mansfield shows, and Hartford

  • Default Avatar
    deadheadqueen
    3 years 8 months ago
    C - 7

    The tree of might just may have the most beautiful yet strangest creatures I've ever seen.., jesus Christ.. bring the sunshine

  • Weisgerber
    6 years 3 months ago
    Lost sailor is great!
    Lost sailor is great!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

17 years 1 month
Body Block
<? // pull in news from "50th Anniversary" feature type taxonomy $news = views_embed_view('story_lists', 'block_50news'); echo $news; ?>

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

Custom Sidebar

Shop the 50th Store»

,

Facebook

body .rhinoSocialWidget .rhinoWidgetInner { padding:0; } body .rhinoSocialWidget { margin:0; } body .rhinoSocialWidget .rhinoWidgetInner .posting { padding:0; } ,

Free Grateful Dead Art

Check in throughout the year for new additions!

Display on homepage featured list
Off

dead comment

user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

10 years 4 months
Permalink

I saw Dylan and the Band at Madison Square Garden in 1974. Everyone was pissed at Bill Graham because that show broke the $10 threshold. No bullshit service fees, handling fees, convenience charges, etc.. BTW, I didn’t see the Dead until ’76, and many of my early shows cost $6.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

9 years 3 months
Permalink

Yes, ticket prices have gone well past insane. My first Dead show was Alpine Valley July 11, 1981 (what a great venue!) and the ticket was $9.75. I don't recall if there was even any parking fee for the grass and dirt lot.
user picture

Member for

15 years 8 months
Permalink

Yeah, still have the stub to my first show, Beacon Theater, NYC, June 14, 1976. $7.50.
user picture

Member for

15 years 9 months
Permalink

In 1976 bread was $.29 a loaf. I don't still have that loaf, I ate it. Just offering a little perspective. The national debt in 1976 was about 620 Billion now it's 18 Trillion.
user picture

Member for

16 years 9 months
Permalink

My first Dead show was also 1976. I think it was $6.25. I can remember driving to the box office on Long Beach in 1981 because I didn't want to pay the approximate $.75 per ticket service charge to get them at ticket master or whatever was selling them back then.of course, I was making $1.72 per hour. Times have changed.
user picture

Member for

14 years 8 months
Permalink

i was a late comer to the scene (Spring 90). I Think I paid 32 bucks for the shows at Copps. But before that... U2 1985 18.75 U2 1987 27.50 Eric Clapton 1989 36.25 Paul McCartney 1989 42.00 Pearl Jam 1991 22.00 So yeah...these are just a few of my ticket stubs kept over the years. Damn the Eagles. They DEFINiTELY screwed it for the consumer. But there are still great bands that carry the torch, playing 3 hour shows and charging 30 bucks. CRB is one of them.
user picture

Member for

16 years 5 months
Permalink

My first Grateful Dead show was Aug. 89' Cal Expo. Ticket price $17.50 and the whole place was general admission.
user picture

Member for

9 years 2 months
Permalink

Yeah, ya gotta love those all GA shows at Cal Expo, great times! You mentioned B.A.S.S. ticket service a while back, I remember them! (Does that make me old? Damn it!) This was before TM bought them out and has owned/monopolized everything related to tickets ever since. To quote Pearl Jam, "F#ck Ticketmaster!" I have a PJ shirt that proves this.
user picture

Member for

9 years 2 months
Permalink

Can you fix the fonts on this website? My lb. looks more like an oz. HEEHEE
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

13 years 1 month
Permalink

What I said on SD..... Who knows.....
user picture

Member for

15 years 8 months
Permalink

Just makes the whole "Fare Thee Well" thing seem like a scam. I've defended them throughout this entire process in terms of tickets and pricing, but ....
user picture

Member for

15 years 3 months
Permalink

I put this on the Dave's picks page, too, but note that it is some members. I seriously doubt Phil's participation in any sort of tour. The guy is 75 and doesn't want to hit the road-- he has been pretty public about that. This may be a Bob Weir and John Mayer collaboration that is creating rumors of the full band because of the other shows and the GD being a hot headline right now. Not happening with all four "core" members. Maybe a drummer or two, but no way Phil does this. In my mind, that in no way cheapens the SC and Chicago shows. The guys will keep playing with various bands, but these are IT as the core group.
user picture

Member for

16 years 5 months
Permalink

Thats fine if its just Bob or whatever. Mayer is a good guitarist and all but I would be somewhat dismayed if the core four went on tour with Mayer as lead guitar. Don't think thats gonna happen. Also I really hope Mayer does not show up on stage with them as a guest. One more thing. It would be cool for Wavy Gravy to come out before the shows each night in SC or Chicago and do a little rap/story telling about the band and his past experiences. Hope the remaining Merry Pranksters show as well.
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

14 years 3 months
Permalink

great here we go again...more weeks of rumors, emails, texts, tweets and so on for what? why can't these clowns just get their shit together or pack it up and go home? I've been doing this shit since 1977 and always had fun and enjoyed all the ups and downs because in the end you always knew it would work out. Now it seems like you are just going to get fucked again and again....I wish they would at least put a little KY around the rim before sticking it to us..... again! JESTER C I'm trying man.........
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

10 years 5 months
Permalink

Chicago will be the last shows for the core four. I'm all for any other configuration touring and continuing to spread joy through Grateful Dead music. Chicago will be a huge celebration of all things Grateful Dead. Satellite shows,50th Anniversary of the Acid Tests, Art Expositions and shows, Shakedown Streets, Fireworks, Coliopes, and Clowns. Who will the Guests be ? Someone get on the horn and call Bob Dylan, Branford Marsalis, Dr. John, Carlos Santana, The Neville Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Trombone Shorty, Trilok Gurtu, Hildalgo Giovanni, ??? Who Else ? Maybe, NO Guests like the Allman Brothers Band's last run? This is our band folks ! Let's instigate something ! Has anyone heard about shows around town during these two weekends ?
user picture

Member for

9 years
Permalink

Hahaha, at least you are trying the 11, it's all good! We all have our right to voice our opinion, it just wears on me after awhile and I snap. This will all be a dream in due time! There will be no John Mayer and the core four! And, whoever he plays with, it will not be called the Grateful Dead! SC and Chicago are it folks. Now, is there going to be several collaborations of musicians this year playing Grateful Dead music, obviously! It's infectious man, the energy is flowing strong and everyone wants to be part of it!! Hang on brothers and sisters, jump in, and don't let go!!!!!! I'm doin' FareTheeWell, Jerryweather Tribute, Kimock Jerry Tribute @ House of Blues, and whatever else I can make happen! Although, I don't have much respect for John Mayer-Dave Matthews want-to-be, Katy Perry dating, bubblegum pop musician! So, I definitely won't be in on that ride. But, to each their own! Well everybody's dancin' in a ring around the sun Nobody's finished, we ain't even begun So take off your shoes, child, and take off your hat Try on your wings and find our where it's at Hey hey, hey, come right away Come and join the party every day Hey hey, hey, come right away Come and join the party every day
user picture

Member for

15 years 9 months
Permalink

Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Cassidy, Garth Hudson, Donna Jean, Ringo, Warren Zevon? Checked Jorma's schedule, he and Jack Cassidy have nothing planned...
user picture

Member for

16 years
Permalink

Well, I for one was hoping for some Dylan and/or Santana. I just checked each of their web sites though and they are both touring and in Europe so obviously, no way. Bummer... Next up, gimme Branford and his sax for Eyes :-)
user picture

Member for

16 years 9 months
Permalink

Neil Young. Knockin on heavens door.
user picture

Member for

15 years 9 months
Permalink

Bob Dylan tour date site indicates last show in Europe in Austria on Friday June 26th. Vienna Austria to LA flight time about 13 hours. Heck he could make it to Santa Clara's second show easily.
user picture

Member for

11 years 7 months
Permalink

One page back someone mentioned they would hope Wavy gravy would come out and reminisce on days gone by. I too would love to see it hear it.. As Wavy Gravy use to always say and sure he still does. " These are the good old days" Back in Berkeley in I think 1985 or 86 not sure of exact year. Attended Wavy's 50th Birthday party at the Berkeley community theater. those were the days when I lived in Peoples park. Walking down Telegraph ave we were invited to his Birthday bash by Wavy himself. Even though it was an official show and open party for all that paid to attend it was fun to be personally invited by the man himself. Anyone else remember how he would walk the Streets just like so many of us. Although sure he did not call peoples park his home or Barrington Hall roof top where so many of slept at night. So again ...These are the good old days... Hope to be many to come.
user picture

Member for

14 years 11 months
Permalink

Jackie Greene recently booked some Chicago venues July 5th for an early and late show. Leaves July 4 open for a guest vocal/guitar Sugarie, Brokedown Palace or any other Jerry song for that matter!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

9 years 2 months
Permalink

I am holding a reservation at Wrigley Hostel in Chicago for 4 nights Thurs-Mon. I would be happy to turn this over to someone who needs affordable and (what sounds like) fun lodging. I have both beds in a two-bed (bunk) room, so it's private and locks. It was $50 per bed so $100 per night plus fees, total is $466. Close to transportation. PM me if interested. Enjoy!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

8 years 11 months
Permalink

Just reaching out to see if anyone is looking for a couple of tickets to the Dear Jerry show in Maryland on May 14. Two of our group just cancelled on us due to what's going on in Baltimore. Whatever. I refuse to put them on secondary market. Just offering at face value....right loge, row L. The seats were $175 each + service fee...so $190 total. Reach out if you're interested. Should be a great show with a great vibe....unlike what went down for Chicago shows.
user picture

Member for

9 years 2 months
Permalink

PigpenKeith Brent Vince (yes that's right!) and of course, Mr. Garcia Bill Graham there are others (not limited to): Janis Jimi John and George Duane Elvis Jim Morrison Stevie Ray Vaughan Randy Rhoades 1/2 of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd Levon Helm (and Rick Danko) John Entwistle John Bonham Bon Scott Roy Orbison Big Bopper, Richie and Buddy Tommy Bolin Teri Kath Keith Moon Bob Marley (and Peter Tosh) The Rev (Jimmy Sullivan) Pete Ham Steve Clark JJ Cale Brian Jones Freddie Mercury Frank Zappa Papa John Curt Cobain Shannon Hoon Ronnie Montrose DIO Ben Orr Johnny Cash Warren Zevon Robert Palmer Billy Preston James Brown Rick Wright Rest in Peace my brothers and sisters! (I know I missed many, please add whoever I missed, that we all miss dearly)
user picture

Member for

9 years 2 months
Permalink

Gary MooreClarence Clemens Amy Winehouse Davy Jones Bob Welch Jon Lord Ray Manzarek Johnny Winter Tommy Ramone Jim Croce
user picture

Member for

16 years 5 months
Permalink

Merl SaundersJohn Kahn John Cipollina
user picture

Member for

9 years 2 months
Permalink

Quicksilver and JGB, good call!
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

9 years
Permalink

Sydney Barrett I was at Bethel Woods, to see Phil, Trey and many other great musicians at the original Woodstock site. When we thought the show was over Phil played a third set, the very one the Grateful Dead played back in 69!!! When the show was over they played "Wish you were here" Loud over the pa. I took notice because I was used to elevator music after shows, and I love that song, (especially when Phil sings) The drive home next, day I learned that Syd had passed. RIP. You crazy diamond
user picture

Member for

9 years 2 months
Permalink

Yes YES! Original Pink Floyd of course!! (I should have got that one)
user picture

Member for

13 years 10 months
Permalink

One of my deepest concerns is that the upcoming 'final' shows will be as boring and maudlin as this board has become.
user picture

Member for

11 years 7 months
Permalink

Those who passed to young , there are many of us who lost loved ones to the lifestyle we were leading. That list is endless also.
user picture

Member for

16 years 5 months
Permalink

It's the calm before the storm.
user picture

Member for

9 years 2 months
Permalink

Well, I wasn't trying to be "maudlin" (good word BTW). I get a little tired of everyone always saying "I miss Jerry". I miss him too but let's not forget about all the rest. We all miss Jerry, that's a fact; but all too often "the other ones" get overlooked. So I started with Brent and Pigpen (etc.) then got a little carried away...wasn't trying to turn the thread into a giant eulogy. [We can move on now.] @Ad Nauseum: Personally my hopes are for a fresh and interesting set of shows that will be memorable. I think this group that they've assembled are gonna bring it! So I'm gonna stick to that belief until proven otherwise.
user picture

Member for

9 years 2 months
Permalink

Indeed! R.I.P. all those who passed and left us before their time. May we remember them well...
user picture

Member for

9 years 2 months
Permalink

Alvin LeeMike Bloomfield David Brown (Will be missing on bass for Santana IV album)
user picture

Member for

13 years 10 months
Permalink

Thanks for the compliment on the word choice, Klangstone. For those among us who slept through much of their education, the definition of the word is as follows: maudlin - adjective - 'self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness.' And to Truckineric I will say, "Boy Oh Boy are you right!"
user picture
Default Avatar

Member for

9 years 2 months
Permalink

Does anyone know where to go for webcast information? Can you webcast the Santa Clara shows without getting the Chicago shows?