The band says Happy New Year with an announcement of almost twenty shows in April and May. More details to come!
Does anyone have any idea how much tickets will cost?
It would be a shame if these tickets were overpriced, but I am so excited for this show, goin to Hartford, anyone else? Since the end is never told, we pay the teller off in gold, In hopes he will return, but he cannot be bought or sold
Does anyone know when the last europe tour was?
reya i believe that ratdog played some dates in europe in 2002 or 2003
Looks like top ticket price of about $85. Ticketmaster has the info for the 5/9 Forum show up and ticket prices are listed at $50-$85.
I call Promised Land as the opening song of the first show in NC. last Dead tour in 2004, tix prices were something like 70$ I do not remember if that was before or after the bullshit Ticket Price Blaster 'convenience' charge or will call pick up bull shit extra charges. Phil and Ratdog for NYE 2008 were 65$ but Dec. 30th was only 45$ BEFORE the bullshit sur-charges. any link for that 5/9 ticketmaster thing, please?
any rumours about any opening acts? I would love to see BOTH Hunter or Jackie warming up. ( -:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004227B6A85BD0?artistid=865713&majo… Dinna pay anywhere near $70 to see The Dead or TOO. and just saw Dog where the top price was about $35 in a small venue. The prices listed above are in line with what other bands are charging, but we were kinda hoping for something affordable. Looks like obly one show for me.
I've seen this listed as "an Evening With" in a news report, which would makes it sound like the Dead and only the Dead.
Read it the other day and haven't checked but i think its that press release from the dead homepage that lists it as "An Evening With..." I really hope they send us thru something other than ticketbastard. (for the presale) 50 + fees is LAME! Have Love and Keep It - Patrick
When are they going to post the ticket prices? I love the dead, but times are tough! J
does anyone know how these things work? do we have to sign up anywhere? is it done through dead.net or somewhere else? I know once the tix go national stub hub is going to scoop them all up and jack up the prices.
I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I am a father of 3 and I work 60+ hours a week. After seeing the magic happen at Penn State, I am doing EVERYTHING I can to make 5 shows happen. If you want it, you gotta go get it. I am hitting GREENSBORO (8+ hours drive), MSG (either 7 hours drive, or I may have to FLY to get there), BOTH Philly shows (6 hours drive) and haven't decided between Chicago (would have to FLY) or Buffalo (4+ hours drive). I am not "loaded". I know I don't have the cash so readily available. But I am going to do everything I can to make it happen. This is IT, in my opinion. I cannot imagine these guys doing another tour of this magnitude after this one. So, (in the immortal words of Badfinger) if you want it - here it is, come and get it, make your mind up fast - you'd better hurry 'cause it's going fast. (just apropo, I thought - not the greatest song in the world and has no GD reference, but wtf, I'm rambling!) ~ Pappy http://www.theCAUSEjams.com "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
If you think about it the uncertainty of it all is what made touring with the Grateful Dead such a thrill. Obviously we are all older now and probably (hopefully) better off than we were 20 years ago and with that I think comes the sense that uncertainty makes us uneasy. It's kind of too bad you know because I'll never forget the adventure of loading into a junker automobile with little to no money, gas, food and tickets (fully aware the shows you were driving to were sold out). We would drive 1200 miles to Cali, sleep in the car and somehow some way make it into at least a few shows and more amazingly make it 1200 miles back home (one year our car was in such bad shape we had to drive 25 mph the whole way home). I'll never forget those times and those memories are what make the Dead all the more special. More than just a band. "Everybody's braggin' and drinking that wine, 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"
pappypgh, your freaking me out man!! stop that rambling, i'm counting on a west coast tour in the fall... positive thoughts please!!! i could be a half an hour from tucson in an hour :-
Granted I only got a few shows in before Jerry died, but those times will be with me forever. Being 17 and driving out to Vegas with no money, no hotel reservations, no responsibility and a crap load of beer to sell in the parking lot. Sleeping in the car with old friends, new friendss, then driving 6 hours home to San Diego after the Sunday show - all in time to make it to school Monday morning. I wish I had more years to follow the boys, but I'm grateful for the shows I was able to make and will always be thankful it was in time to see Jerry. I love hearing all the tour stories from HEads older than I am, always puts a smile on my face! Once again, I can't wait for May!!!
Those Vegas show were the bomb!! I was there in 91, 93 and 94 (not sure why I missed 92) and each time we had no hotel and we pretty much didn't sleep - LSD works good for that! But anyways one night we had to sleep so we snuck into the pool area at the Frontier and slept on the pool lounge chairs, woke up the next day about 9am to find the entire pool and every chair occupied by the hotel guests - people with their families, little kids, the works. We had to look like total bums laying there asleep in all our clothes! I still can't believe we didn't get arrested. Not to mention my buddy trying to bet his tickets at the blackjack table. Oh man! Thanks for jogging my memory of those Vegas shows! "Everybody's braggin' and drinking that wine, 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"
I made it to 92, my first show, only had tickets for Sat and was miracled in on Fri and Sunday. Slept (not really ;o) in the back of my 83 Honda civic behind some random strip mall. It was awesome, first time I had been to anything like that before and I fell in love. I've often said this before, but even though I was fairly young, I just felt at home in the parking lot, like big ole arms opening up and hugging me. Silly I know, but that's just the way it made me feel. I was back the following year (93) for a bitchen show, I can still remember the thunder and lightening cracking while Bobby was singing Looks Like Rain. Get chills thinking about it! p.s. I love your reference to Loser...one of my all time fav's!
Didn't mean to freak you out.....but that's the vibe I'm gettin'. Keep in mind Phil is 69 this year. No P&F summer tour and there IS a RatDog summer tour, from what I understand....If I were you, I'd do my best to hit a couple of THESE shows (just in case - ya can't be too careful!!) ;) ~ Pappy http://www.theCAUSEjams.com "Once in a while you can get shown the light in the strangest of places, if you look at it right." - Robert Hunter
Not a silly statement at all, I totally relate to what you say. I get chills walking down this memory lane! It is fun reminiscing! I also remember it being almost unbearably hot!! Everyone crowding under those fountains. That reminds me - we saw Jerry Seinfeld at one of those shows. The coolest thing about all of this - I have been in touch with some of my longtime touring friends from around the country and we are trying to reunite for some of these shows. Awesome! "Everybody's braggin' and drinking that wine, 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"
And always at least 100 degrees or hotter lol! I remember the first year I got really sunburned, although I didn't feel it until I got home. But yes they were extremely hot, but when that tropical rain came in 93, it was awesome! And my little honda had an engine problem so I had to drive home with the heater on so that my engine wouldn't overheat...Good times, good people!
OK, I've been looking all over this site for ticket presale info...I can find no prices, what you need to do to get on the presale, time of presale, ticket limits - etc...can somebody help PLEASE?
when the information exists, it will be posted here, honest.
Just in from the TMaster folks , the May 9th show at the Forum in LA, ticket prices will be from $49.50-$85.50. No idea on seating yet...enjoy
when the pre-sale info is ready, could someone please, pretty please with sugar on top write up some 'fool proof', step by step instructions how to deal with it? also, I'm hoping and praying that any pre-sale tix will have 'will call' pick up availablity and do not need to be mailed anywhere.
Dear Terrapin..been going thru same stuff today in NH..finally called ticketmasters and they referred me to TicketsNow.com..a sister of ticketmasters..got 2 tix for Bos show..hope this helps..check them out..Peace..DaisyMay
..just reflecting back..followed The Grateful Dead in NYC, Philly, Washington, East Coast and warm up group, The Alman Bros..saw those two groups mesh and what a trip!! Have a great son now, age 19, who I turned him onto the Grateful Dead! WE, my son and I are going to The Dead Concert mid-April..how cool is that!! I am so stoked!! What a concert to share!!! Peace and Love
daisymay-are you and your son going to the Worcester shows? Has he seen RATDOG or anything?It's nice to see a kid that age who listens to something besides "GANGSTA RAP"(YO YO NIGGA NIGGA YO YO) I Dont get it! That's all my 19 Y.O. stepdaughter listens to.I know"to each their own" Im just saying I DONT GET IT. anyhoo-have a grate time fellas!♪
All life's riddles will be answered, as long as you feel the Vibe. Believe in it. Let it nurture you. Let it it flow. Let it grow. It gives you the strength, It gives you courage. Take its energy and turn it into a positive force. It will guide you to where you want to be. Forget about your trials and tribulations. I was at a Dead show in Paris 1990 at the Zenith Theatre. General admission. It is the size of a high school gym with and open floor and bleachers. I had money, a place to crash and tix to the sold out shows. But what was truly amazing was right before the show started, the French could not believe that these people traveled all the way to Paris without a ticket. So instead of turning them away, all the Dead heads outside were able to buy tickets and their was much rejoicing. True story( who says the French suck.) This the Vibe. Believe in it. Peace and Love. So the kids they dance and shake their bones. "Oh if a man tried To take his time on earth And prove before he died What one man's life could be worth I wonder what would happen To this world."
Long live the spirit of Jerry and the Boys!
I see the good old paper and postal mail order on: http://gdtstoo.com/ Nothing on Dead.net though...have I missed something... Looking forward to firing up the ole Nak CP4 Shotgun Caps in the hockey arena's ______________ "What is Hypnocracy if not the search for the meaning of Hypnocracy itself" St. Dilbert
Yes, goin' to Worcester..just me and my son..I'm an old time hippie chick who was fortunate enough to hear all the great groups back then..Joplin, Hendrix, Doors, Jefferson Airplane, etc..and especially The Dead..and Allman Bros..and my son has been exposed to all types of music including rap..yet also loves The Dead..what a time to share!! Thank you for your kind enthusiasm...Peace and Love..Let the War end Now...
avoid ticketsnow --> they guarantee tickets but it is still a scalper site. they don't actually have tickets in hand yet and they 3-10x face value. hope it works out for daisymay but for everyone else just go for the presale, don't feed the scalper machine unless absolutely have to.....would hope there would be kind people at the shows but I have a feeling this will be a tough ticket no matter where....
Daisymay-Sorry for assuming you were a father/son team(my bad)your comment on "what a time to share" got me thinking:I should get my stepdaughter a ticket and show her the light!!! at the very least she would meet some cool people, and have good time.(whatyathink?)Peace to You+Yours-Hope to see you at the show!(i'll be the one wearing a tie-dye.) ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT OH YEEEEAAHHH
hey everyone :) HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and most of all happy spring tour :) been too long since ive seen the rest of the boys back together. think its been too long for alot of us not to be back together.sad to say but recently went to a dso show and danced like i was 17 again. my body reminded me of this the next day,lol.i still see bobby, phil and such, its just this time, ithink we all need it. life gets tough and what brings us together is what also seems to balance our lives out. maybe im just speaking for myself,hopefully there are some out there who know what i mean. anyway - come on baby and let the good times roll !!!!!!!!!! :)
Im with ya on that--DSO is OK- but aint NOTHING like the real thing-baby!!!!!!!!seeya inside!!!!!
oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!! trust me on that i hear you. ya know the phrase " been so long i've got to callin' it home" wel im HOMESICK ;0
I FEAL THAT IN THE ROUND ABOUT WAY THAT LIFE HAPPENS, WE ARE ALL IN FOR A HUGE HUG :)
good night ya all.
IF THE BOBBY DONT BRENT YOU THEN THE JERRY PHIL!!!
I can't wait for them to hit near the eastern shore!! Verizon center here we come!! anyone no if they are playing Bonnaroo?? I bet they couldnt handle phish heads and dead heads!!!!!!!!!!
I haven't seen any shows since about 1978 (I'm a real old-timer) but the Dead are always in my heart & their music is always with me. I can't wait for this show.
So happy to hear about the mail order! So, NEW QUESTION, if I m'o on tuesday (1/13), and the presale sells out(which we all know it will) do i screwed for tix? Like will gdtstoo still have seats. Do they get their own alotment of seats? Figure they (gdtstoo) been around long enough, someone on here should know the answer to that question. Thanks guys! The sky was BELOW ansd the sun was YOU! - Patrick
Does anyone know if they'll be selling live soundboards at the shows?I picked one up at RatDog's gig this past summer in Chicago...Just curious...
I was looking at the countdown clock and if I"m doing the math right, the pre-sale would open up at 9pm Pacifc Standard Time...am I calculating right? Just want to make sure I"m at my computer the minute it opens ;o)!
i'm new the west coast and currently living near LA.. im wondering how quickly a show like the forum on 5/9 will sell out?
Looking forward to seeing the Dead in Mountain View: I've never seen a show west of Salt Lake
Not sure, it's a big place but with one 2 So Cal shows, I would think it would sell out pretty quick. But again, I'm no expert so I guess we'll have to wait and see. I'll just be happy when I have my tix...my anxiety level is through the roof lol, I just want my tickets...can't wait!!!!
I'm not so sure. In the most recent Relix, there are interviews Phil, Bobby, Billy, and Mickey. I can't remember if it was Bobby or Phil, but one of them said that they'd likely try to do a summer tour in 2010 if the spring tour goes well. He was explicit in saying "not this summer, though." So if everyone stays healthy, they have apparently already at least talked about 2010 possibilities.
The lack of West Coast shows on the upcoming tour makes me think a two part Summer Tour is coming. I'm surprised there is only one show at MSG (although Nassau is an adjacent date). I miss living in upstate N.Y. right now, as I'm stuck in Houston with the northeast blues again. Anyway, anyone have rumors about how mail order or internet sales are going to work? Thanks! Andy