• August 6, 2015
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    Mickey, Bill, And Bob Form “Dead & Company” With John Mayer, Announce Halloween Madison Square Garden Concert

    The news is out, all over town... Mickey, Bill, and Bob have joined forces with Grammy Winning singer/guitarist John Mayer to form the band Dead & Company. The band will take the stage at the legendary Madison Square Garden on Halloween night, October 31, 2015 and will perform two sets of music drawing largely from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs.

    The Fare Thee Well shows were a record-setting success, and ignited enthusiasm for more concerts featuring Grateful Dead members. "There is a place where music, dreams and magic come together,” said Hart. “Grateful Dead music is a portal to that place. It was built to last!”

    "Fare Thee Well proved to me that I'm not done exploring new rhythmic territory with Mickey — I’m recommending that everyone puts their helmet on, because we are going to blast our way into some serious drums and space," said Kreutzmann. “And with Mayer riding shotgun with Weir — we’re in good company, so to speak.”

    Mayer will join Hart, Kreutzmann and Weir, along with Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. “I deeply love the Dead’s music, and it has inspired me in ways I never imagined. To help carry this music is the opportunity and the honor of a lifetime,” Mayer said.

    "We're not done with these songs and they're not done with us,” said Weir. “We're gonna take these old friends on some new adventures.”

    Tickets will go on-sale to the general public Friday, August 14th at 10am ET. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, August 10th at 10am local through Thursday, August 13th at 10pm local. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com. Top tier tickets will be priced under $100, and a number of $50 tickets will be made available in honor of the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary.

    Read more here.

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    For taper ticket info, please go to www.deadandcompany.com.

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The news is out, all over town... Mickey, Bill, and Bob have joined forces with Grammy Winning singer/guitarist John Mayer to form the band Dead & Company. The band will take the stage at the legendary Madison Square Garden on Halloween night, October 31, 2015 and will perform two sets of music drawing largely from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs.

The Fare Thee Well shows were a record-setting success, and ignited enthusiasm for more concerts featuring Grateful Dead members. "There is a place where music, dreams and magic come together,” said Hart. “Grateful Dead music is a portal to that place. It was built to last!”

"Fare Thee Well proved to me that I'm not done exploring new rhythmic territory with Mickey — I’m recommending that everyone puts their helmet on, because we are going to blast our way into some serious drums and space," said Kreutzmann. “And with Mayer riding shotgun with Weir — we’re in good company, so to speak.”

Mayer will join Hart, Kreutzmann and Weir, along with Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. “I deeply love the Dead’s music, and it has inspired me in ways I never imagined. To help carry this music is the opportunity and the honor of a lifetime,” Mayer said.

"We're not done with these songs and they're not done with us,” said Weir. “We're gonna take these old friends on some new adventures.”

Tickets will go on-sale to the general public Friday, August 14th at 10am ET. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Monday, August 10th at 10am local through Thursday, August 13th at 10pm local. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com. Top tier tickets will be priced under $100, and a number of $50 tickets will be made available in honor of the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary.

Read more here.

Sign up for the Dead & Company email list for breaking news.

For taper ticket info, please go to www.deadandcompany.com.

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The news is out, all over town... Mickey, Bill, and Bob have joined forces with Grammy Winning singer/guitarist John Mayer to form the band Dead & Company. The band will take the stage at the legendary Madison Square Garden on Halloween night, October 31, 2015 and will perform two sets of music drawing largely from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs.

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The news is out, all over town... Mickey, Bill, and Bob have joined forces with Grammy Winning singer/guitarist John Mayer to form the band Dead & Company. The band will take the stage at the legendary Madison Square Garden on Halloween night, October 31, 2015 and will perform two sets of music drawing largely from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs.

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Great! Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Blow the roof off the sucker guys!
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They are pulling a Bret Favre on us. Not that there's anything WRONG with that!! I bet Phil shows up :) :) Wish I could go. I heard that they are planning to make the east and west coasts closer together so that will be good but the republicans are against it.
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Phil is now officially retired. Gonna sit on his front porch in that big rocking chair and count his money. I say, it's better to burn out, than fade away.
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Fare Thee Well indeed. I almost forgot..."Never trust a prankster". However, after seeing John Mayer doing Truckin' with Weir on TV and playing with Phil at Crossroads, I think he'll be a better fit than Trey. Apparently it ain't over 'till it's dead. One night only? Pay per view?
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for my taste, j mayer sucks tmz ass....what i've seen with bob is just ok imo.. i spent a fortune at FTW and phish summer tour so i'm good. maybe they can bring out katy perry.
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would love to see mickey and billy lay down the space drums, with the beam, it's all soooo good. Will this draw a lot of people? don't know, but if they came to my hometown, I'm there.
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ditto
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do I see a new years show at the civic in s.f. n the horrizon??????
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Today 10 am est....all gone by 10:01 here in NY
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It seems a bit anticlimactic without Phil, although he's been planning an end to touring for a while and I do not want to see him burn out. Also, John Mayer is a step down after Trey, although my wife loves him. Still, I would love to watch this show after a night of trick-or-treating with my kids. Mountain Jam with Oteil Burbridge!
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Can someone help me out here? I was not able to attend the 10/31 show so these shows went off my radar for a blip. Now I see that they've added an 11/1 show that I can attend but there are no tickets available. Did they not go on sale yet or are they already sold out?
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Looks like all gone (within minutes) This was American Express presale so... Maybe on the 14th you can try through general public sale. Good Luck.
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It would be nice to see Space/Drums open the evenings journey.
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yes That would be sweet. I'm a drummer. Bill @ Mickey to open! What a nice concept.
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Looks like another ticket fiasco, get you tickets on stub hub.
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Happy for folks who scored. Did not expect this to repeat Fare Thee Wells sell out pattern. I got Chicago all three nights so satiated for now. Hoping Atlanta makes the cut or would make the drive to Philly ( 11 hours) if at the Mann. Let's see where this tour will take us.
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I was able to get tickets for Nov. 1st but none for Oct. 31st. $50.00 seats are actually $64.10 each after fees. $14.10 per ticket for what? I can understand being charged tax at the NYC rate of 8.875% but a handling fee of about $9.00 per ticket is BS. Less than an hour after they went on sale on Aug 14, there are tickets for sale on eBay already! There must be a better way to sell tickets than the existing system.
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So, I went to Chicago and it was amazing. I really really wish the dead would play some high gate VT type shows with That same Chicago line up. Trey was an absolute beast and it just seemed like the magic they were all creating was only getting better....my issue initially with Chicago is now I'm a family man...I wanted to see all 3 shows but time with the family on the 4th of July was more important. I was able to fly out Sunday am to see just one amazing night after listening to the 5 previous shows online. Please please come to the east coast with the 5 show line up from Santa Clara and Chicago..maybe add some more friends..please please please. The music was magical and east coast dead fans miss u!!
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I did all 5 shows and yes that line up was the best , still I remember the doubters about Trey . Now we see the love he showed the music and now we love him too. I sure that these shows will kick ass also , I am in for the 31 and if they hit a few more east coast I be there too. Nice to be back on tour with the music . I never missed Furthur and was so glad to see bob and Phil .
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Hey! Wish I was going to NYC! Make the Daydreamers proud!
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https://instagram.com/p/6xuODqxvAn/ 10/29 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center 10/31 - New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden 11/1 - New York City, NY @ Madison Square Garden 11/5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center 11/6 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center 11/10 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center 12/27 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 12/28 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 12/30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum 12/31 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
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I was able to score four tickets for Worcester yesterday! Yes, the taxes and fees are exorbitant as my second tier tickets totalled about $9o each by the end. However, this is one of my favorite venues from days of old and I wouldn't miss it for the world. Thanks boys!
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After a crashed computer and missing some important weeks of info about these shows, my Mom had heart surgery and I had to fly back east from Los Angeles and I missed another week of info (Mom pulled through and all appear OK!), only to get back home and see yet another Deadhead unfriendly presale taking place (you need to have an Amex card). So we go from football season ticket holders scalping our tickets to Amex card holders getting them. WTF!!! If all seats are available to the presale, they will not need to have the public onsale (were all seats available, anyone know?). Not being an Amex card holder, I took a look at TM for the Los Angeles Forum New Year's shows, the 31st was already practically sold out on 8/26, and then checked the Bill Graham in San Francisco and saw that both shows could not locate even a single ticket, apparently sold out before the public onsale. Even better, it seems that your local box office will not have tickets available until the day after the public onsale, so much for helping locals get a chance at tickets by standing in line. Really!!! To sum up what I see (after a very stressful month)... It looks like you must purchase tickets online, no going to your local box office (which would eliminate those TM fees and help locals get local venue tickets), you must have an American Express card to make that ticket purchase, and most Deadheads should probably just start checking out the secondary markets, since the 8/28 onsale will probably be like the Fare Thee Well fiascos, we will likely be shutout by secondary market scalpers once again. I don't like to sound negative, but when a local can't go stand in line at the local venue box office (maybe the presale should be about going to the box office and making sure locals get a shot at local venue tickets first, not last like this ticket sale is doing) and you need a specific credit card to have a chance at tickets, someone is letting someone else screw most of us Deadheads over, AGAIN! See you all at Stubhub, where TM is probably releasing most of the tickets anyway. Tom Carr Los Angeles, CA
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As of today, after yesterday's pre-sale, there are a lot of tickets left for 12/30 L.A. but 12/31 only has the expensive VIP tickets in sections F-K on the floor or in the sections directly behind the stage. Hopefully the stage will be pretty open like Chicago so that behind the stage will not be an obstructed view. I don't know how many tickets were apportioned for the pre-sale but I have a feeling that at least the GA pit and the front sections were held back for the general sale, maybe even more sections.Therefore, I think during tomorrow's general sale the chances look pretty good for getting 12/30 but 12/31 might be difficult. I'm just surprised that they're spending New Year's in L.A. instead of S.F. I agree about San Francisco. The pre-sale tickets were gone immediately for both shows. I think that will be a tougher ticket than a sports arena because the venue only holds 7000 and Ticketmaster is allowing 4 tickets per buyer. I think the max for L.A. is 4 for reserved and 2 for GA pit. Anyway, good luck!
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Tom, I wish you luck scoring tickets! However, don't assume that having an AmEx card is contrary to being a Deadhead. I'm hoping it might keep the young kids away and allow more of us old timers a chance at seeing the band.
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Amex Presale Tickets for the Forum went on sale 10am 8/26.I logged onto Ticketmaster website at 10:30 to purchase 3 tickets. Floor seats were from $250 to over $1200 and the only seats available were behind the stage. That's such a slap in the face, I don't need a pre or post party, I just want to enjoy the show. I just don't understand what "top tier" is - unless it meant the top tier of the auditorium. But the email I received, and this website, indicate top tier would be $100 and there would be $50 seats to celebrate 50 years. Yes there were $50 seats, in the top few rows of the stadium. But all the presale seats were behind the stage. I've been attending dead shows since the '70's, but think it might be time to move on, it's an insult to charge such prices. No matter how much I love the scene and the music, no way in the world could I spend that time of money (of course unless I won the lottery). Something is not right with this situation, not sure if the band has gone totally commercial, or if ticketmaster and the other ticket brokers are to blame. But you'd think for presale, there would certainly be decent seats available.
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I completely understand that having an Amex card is not contrary to being a Deadhead. I just felt it might not be the most common denominator to provide Deadheads with the best chance of getting presale tickets, so Deadhead unfriendly. While I do have credit cards, I don't have an Amex card, do you? Maybe they could have chosen the Diners Club Card for the presale, but I would really have to wonder how many Deadheads have one, if any at all. Maybe a better presale option would have been to send out a last minute message with a code to everyone that has a login on the dead.net Web site, at least they put in the effort to signup on dead.net. I really just felt that the Amex card angle was not going to reach as many Deadheads as it would scalpers. Standing on line at the box office was good in days gone by, you had to show up to get tickets, but the box office was all but left out of this ticket sale, not having tickets until the day after the public onsale. Anyway, my tour trio did manage to get 3 tickets for both nights in Los Angeles, but it took lots of clicks on the search again button before anything showed up (I would have preferred standing on line with fellow Deadheads). To be honest, after the first 20 minutes of seeing no tickets match your search, we thought there were none to be had. I also tried for the Bill Graham in SF at 10AM, but there was nothing. I do see close to 15% of the SF tickets listed on Stubhub though, guess I'll be waiting for price drops now. I hope everyone scored those miracles today! Tom Carr Los Angeles, CA
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I'm looking for two General Admission tix to the Albany show on Oct 29th. I logged on at 10:00 yesterday when the tix went on sale to the general public and no General Admission was a available. If anyone has any that wants to let them go please let me know
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Hey Now, as it turns out I have one extra for each night at the LA Forum. If anyone needs them at face value just let me know. Going to be awesome shows!
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Does anyone know who the promoter is for this Dead & Company tour? No matter where I've read anything about these shows, I've noticed that the promoter's name seems to be absent, even on the Ticketmaster site.
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but given that they don't have that information on the Dead & Co. site at the moment, I don't know the answer either.
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I need a ticket for new years
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Just checked and there are still tickets available for both 12/30 and 12/31 on Ticketmaster. They are also now listing resale tickets as well, but there are still original face value + TM fees available for both shows. I really thought these would have sold out the first day, go figure.
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Am I the only one trying to plan to see some of the east coast show and thinking it sucks we have no clue if there are other dates? Some info release is in order, a yes, a no, a we are working on it, or, they can tell us to go away. There are open dates on 11/3,4,8,9 etc. anyone know anything?
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If not he wouldn't be able to get tickets and if he got a crew cut would not be able to get in. Too bad, no Amex card no Jerry, that's just the way it was back in the day after Bill Graham bought Amex and jerry refused to get a card. Jerry had bad credit due to unforeseen events that occurred during a Darkstar one evening. Its a long story, I'll fill you in at the Buffalo show on 11/7, or is it 11/9/15?
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http://deadandcompany.com/events/ Oct. 29 Times Union Center, Albany, NY Oct. 31 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Nov. 1 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Nov. 5 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA Nov. 6 Verizon Center, Washington, DC Nov. 10 DCU Center, Worcester, MA Nov. 11 First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY Nov. 13 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH Nov. 14 Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, NC Nov. 17 Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA Nov. 18 Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN Nov. 20 Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO Nov. 21 Target Center, Minneapolis, MN Nov. 24 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO Nov. 25 1st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO Nov. 27 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV Nov. 28 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV Dec. 27 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA Dec. 28 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA Dec. 30 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA Dec. 31 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
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Woo Hoo!!! Thanks Boys! Coming to my hometown! 3 miles from my house!!!
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Can you use a AMEX loaded gift card to purchase tickets
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Hi All, After having bought tickets for the New Year's shows at the LA Forum, I was happy to be in via the public onsale at TM, but not pleased with the "best available" TM selected seats. So, after having looked back and seeing that you could now select your own seats, I considered buying different tickets, since better seats were available. Long story a bit shorter, I called TM customer service (1-800-653-8000) to complain about the pick your own seat not being available during the initial onsale and seeing if anything could be done about swapping my tickets. Well, I found out that if you have already bought tickets, you can call TM customer service (1-800-653-8000) with your order # and get your ticket(s) on that order # exchanged ONCE for no charge for ticket(s) of equal value or paying the price difference for upgraded tickets. Seems they will not allow a price downgrade. Anyway, I exchanged my tickets and wanted to share this info with everyone. Looking forward to seeing everyone, we're in for all the Las Vegas, San Francisco, and Los Angeles shows.
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