The band says Happy New Year with an announcement of almost twenty shows in April and May. More details to come!
thanks jackstraw i dont do well with technology good point from the last post that does seem like a bit much information already up i dont know what to think. this is very stressful on me. the only thing i can think to do is have someone try to buy the tickets already posted? nothin left to do but smile smile smile
some sort of "official" announcement about these allegedly available tickets? Not to mention the usurious pricing... Sure would be nice to hear that there really isn't anything shaking on those shakedown sites. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
I am sure these are ticket 'scalpers'
who are BETTING that they can get people to jump on the prospect of early sales of 'tickets yet to be announced' when they have no such ticket in hand. It is illegal to scalp outside any venue, but there are no rules/laws against this kind of shell game by people who make a living off of scalping 'online'. A no-no for the little guy to do, but when there is a business that is doing it, then it is OK? I don't get it. The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.
I'm a little surprised (but pleased, just 40 miles away!) with the Greensboro opener. Ratdog didn't come close to selling out the War Memorial Auditorium in Greensboro last fall, and P+F/ABB didn't sell out Verizon Wireless in Charlotte a few weeks prior. For that matter, Springsteen didn't sell out the Greensboro Coliseum last spring either. I was afraid that the tour wouldn't come close to NC, but here it is in my back yard. Happy New Year!
Relax maybeyouknow :)
Relax maybeyouknow :) Seriously just follow the instructions on dead.net and you will get a shot a tickets early before the public on sale (the pre-sale). If you miss out on the pre sale you can try again during public sale. As for the price, there is no way the tickets will be that expensive. Come on people calm down!! I agree it is a little stressful, I want to see them too. "I can tell the queen of diamonds by the way she shines. Come to daddy on an inside straight, well I've got no chance of losing this time"
Hey Now Shoreline!!!
Look forward to the Shoreline show. Would love a 3 night run, but I'll take it!!!!
Any idea on how much tickets
Any idea on how much tickets will be for the Greensboro show? ******************** If you wanna make a difference, you've gotta be different...that's the deal." - Kevn Kinney
saw them at penn state
thanks jackstraw for easing my worry i just saw these guys at penn state and decided that if the boys tour i had to get tickets. i don't know what ill do if i don't get tickets
Philly! Philly! Philly!
Heard they have 2 Spectrum dates on the '09 tour. Yeaaaahhh, can't wait! The girl shall ABSOLUTELY be there!!
HippieChuck-definately gonna hit the L.I. and N.Y. shows!c-u there....
Does anyone have any info about the "jamgrass tribute" at the Albany show?.....Jambase has it posted on their Dead tour page.
GREAT way to start a new year!
what a long strange trip it continues to be. SO psyched, like everyone. tryin' to get to g'boro; c'ville and worcester. i may have to by-pass dc as that venue is not a favorite of mine. such fun hearing and reading and feeling the positive vibes this new year's day announcement started. just what we ALL need, eh?
I need a miracle
I will need a miracle(not everyday, just one day) to figure out how to get out of the family Easter Sunday dinner to head on out to Greensboro!
This is unreal. As a 17 year
This is unreal. As a 17 year old who never saw the grateful Dead, I am beyond happy. I saw Phil and Friends about two months ago though. I plan on going to at least 7 shows. This is a dream come true!
HAPPY HAPPY!!! JOY JOY!!!!
HAPPY HAPPY!!! JOY JOY!!!!
spring fling (sounds good to me)
I cant wait to see the boys in April!!! Havent had any livedead since WEIR rolled into Lowell Aud. W/ RATDOG! need another fix badly! only negative is that it's Worcester (never liked the Worcester scene) Why not Tsongas Arena in Lowell??By the way - no offense intended to the fine people of Worcester-see ya'll inside!-Grateful Dad-George Hargrove P.S: Warren kicks ass on lead- good choice!!!
Shows for the spring look good..I would love to see a St. Louis date, however might be time for a road trip to Chicago, California or Colorado.. Peace and Love, UnkieJeff!!
I just reserved my room in Rosemont, IL
If anyone is looking to trip it to Chicago. Make your reservations at the Residence Inn Chicago O'Hare... It's right next door to the venue. Rooms no doubt will go fast! Peace
Weird online ticket sites
For the record...relax :-) In '04 I was getting tickets for less than face value. This is not Phish at Hampton, folks. Here is the fine print from the ticket website with actual seat listings: "Some ticket listings on SITE may only be representations of available tickets and not actual seat locations or currently available tickets. Occasionally tickets ordered may no longer be available at the price or in the quantity originally ordered at the time the order is received. If equivalent or better seat locations are available at the same price, and USER has selected to be automatically upgraded, the FULFILLER or SITE may fill the order with the alternative seat locations for USER. If USER has not selected to be automatically upgraded, a representative from the FULFILLER, or the SITE, may contact USER to discuss alternative seat locations." I don't know if there is a way to have season tickets to every event in an arena but I guess that's the other possibility...but I would never, ever buy from a site like the one that's listed tix for $400+ ...LOL... Just do the mail order or pre-sale and have fun!
I agree! In this day and age there are services out there where you can pick the exact seats you want. It probably costs $400 to reserve such seats. It sounds to me like a lot people here have not purchased tickets to a concert since the last time the Grateful Dead toured back in the 90's! :-) "I can tell the queen of diamonds by the way she shines. Come to daddy on an inside straight, well I've got no chance of losing this time"
HOWZABOUT A SUMMER TOUR?
Does anyone think there will be a summer tour?- or am I putting the cart in front of the horse?? Not that im not Grateful for the spring dates - but I love to see them outdoors on a beautiful summer night ohhh yeahhhhh♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪♪
Well for me seats don't matter just as long as I'm in the door. Usually can't stop moving anyway and is always cool to go up to the nosebleeds and look down at the sea of madness. Sat front row center once in Hartford, CT right in front of Bobby and yes the man spits and Mickey never smiled once very serious the whole time was really an experience though nothing in front of you but the band. paid $80 for that ticket back in 88 was the most I ever paid but was well worth it. Still had to roam around then gave my stub to a friend to check it out for a few tunes. aaaa such fine memories. hand me my ole guitar, pass the whiskey round.
I would bet money there is a
I would bet money there is a summer tour, maybe in a festival context, but I have a feeling that it will be the south and west only. I’ll take what I can get; there’s really no other place I rather see them (that takes more than 5000 people) than the Spectrum for old times sake, outdoors included. Really hopping it’s festival seating (no chairs on the floor), but I don’t expect it. Even the last few years with Jerry they put out those dammed chairs. Still remember using lighters to burn through the plastic chair connectors so we could fold them up and get some dancing room. The Spectrum one last time! Who would have thonk it!
yea trash the the chairs
With you on that one, almost all the outdoor shows I've seen had open area no chairs. but yes some venues put them out. i always loved Gen Adm shows the best. I'm hoping for summer tour as well but am so glad this is going to happen and Gathering of the Vibes is coming up in July just gotta keep the faith.
Arenas in the spring
Festivals and the outdoor sheds in the summer. I'd bet something on it...not the farm. Well, since I don't have a farm, betting it wouldn't be such a stupid move. Maybe a little theatre tour in the fall? THAT's what I want to see...hate arenas.
This year is off to a good start
I can't wait to get my tickets. Nothin' like hearing and seein' The Dead live. Last year was a bad year for me and you have made this one start off GREAT. It's gonna be a long wait for May 7th. PEACE from Colorado : )
I saw the announcement New Years, but have been so busy lately haven't had a chance to write. I have been smiling for 5 days! CUSTOM....my brothers and sisters are gonna be shinin' the light in Chicago. I am living here in Chitown, so if anyone takin the bus up here needs some local knowledge give me a hella cool note and I'll be more than glad to help you out. THANK YOU Bobby, Phil, Billy, and Mickey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! _________________________________________________________ Will you come with me? Once in awhile you can get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right!
outside lands fest also?
my guess is they will also hit up outside lands. or maybe a short stay at the warfield or fillmore
Three, Three shows in
Three, Three shows in Pennsyltucky, THREE!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Worcester Area Heads
cassidysdada--- Anybody live near the DCU center? just need basic info --- best bar,best hotel?' please help--peace♪*♪*♪
will be announced on this very site as soon as it's available...
Are the prices on some
Are the prices on some ticket reselling sites remotely accurate? I sure hope not =(
You Know Jerry is Smile, Smile, Smiling down !!!!!
Don't get wrong, jumping all around the country to see phil or bobby is a ton of fun but thank jerry the boys are back, I had a good feeling after the Penn State Obama show, the show was great, the lot was old school with a good fun & a kind vibe. I got the e-mail at three thirty in the morning on New years and everyone in my house thought I was having a freakin kinniption fit because i was so excited runnig around yelling. Thank Jerry for letting us have Warren again, now if we could just get him to become a permanet member of the dead, In my personal opioin and don't anyone get upset but he is the only guy that has some of the qualities not only musically but personally to fill those gigantic shoes. I miss Jerry just as much as anyone else but I think warren was great on the last tour and it seems like all the boys are on fire and ready to go. I can't wait to wait to get back on the road, I miss my friend and i miss the shows, festivals are just starting to get old as i get older. So pack The bus Boy & Girls cause the Dead are calling your name, HeLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL YeaHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
My Mind Is Reeling
i can't stop smilin'......14 years of memories, (saw my first show in '79)......and the magical,musical possiblilities of this tour are just incredible....i have certainly seen my share of Phil & Friends and Ratdog since Jer, and have spent the last few years seeing all the Warren shows i can get to.....this is my dream come true......Warren is the only musician i want to see do Jer's tunes.....seeing the press release video just makes me SO HAPPY to see the guys so inspired to do this!!!!! Livin' in VA....will definitely be doing Greensboro, D.C. and Charlottesville.......if things go well, perhaps Jersey or Philly .......best believe I'm pushing that POSITIVE VIBE to all, ......... Peace, Trish ALL GOOD THINGS IN ALL GOOD TIME.....
Once again the Northwest gets left out, Not all of us can afford to drive to Denver or down to Shoreline to see the boys, WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET A NORTHWEST SHOW, either Seattle or Portland????????/ 411 shows and counting. One day I'll actually get around to listing them all.
...to answer all the questions in this thread
1. There won't be many (or any) more shows than the ones they have announced. Warren is committed to Govt Mule and the Allmans. There will be a Phil/Ratdog tour in the summer. Not a Dead tour. So forget about all that. 2. Don't sweat the tickets for this tour. Above all else DON'T PANIC AND BUY SCALPER TICKETS. The demand for this tour will not be anywhere near the demand for Phish in Hampton, etc. Even though the Dead will probably be 100 times better than Phish. There will be PLENTY of tickets so relax. 3. This may be The Last Time to see them play together, so if you are old school, get out to a show, at least.
this saves my year
Intolerable job that I have to quit, miserable town that I have to get out of. What better timing than the new year. I'll be able to see more than half the shows and land myself on the West Coast.
I'm almost ready...
Just gotta raise the funds somehow and make the trek to Cali. If there is no summer tour, that means no chance of them hitting Willie Nelson's Picnic here in Texas. But I've done my grieving for Jerry and loved both Obama shows so I am ready to catch them for the first time since the late 80's. It'll be a nice way to see friends and family in Cali. What new adventures are waiting to be had? I just hope the shows don't sell out in Jan. Although this won't be as big as Phish (who I have yet to really take a liking to), I have a feeling people are jonesing for more Dead.
nothin left to do but smile smile smile
oh man im jacked up wish they was commin a little closer to ohio but who blames them im gonna take my little girl to her first concert you know its gotta be the dead lookin forward to it just gotta save some cookie money up cant wait to se yall at the show
Hope to be Jammin' in
Hope to be Jammin' in Chicago!!!
tix price guesses?
Anyone care to make some random guestimations on the presale and regular sale tix prices? 42% of all statistics are made up.
Only another reason to get back to the gym to do a little cardio Need to get back into dancing shape Oh what a long strange trip its been so far Thanks Boys Keep on Rockin
I'm with Gr8fulTed!
What about a KC or St Louis show? I live in Kansas and will have to drive at least 8 hours as well as find/pay for lodging and burn vacation time from work. Is there anything that can be done? I'd be willing to help mount a campaign to request a show in at least one more midwest city, PLEASE!
I have not seen any comments on an earlier post on the topic of mail order tickets.... is the pre-sale exclusive to the site; new school mail order?