The band says Happy New Year with an announcement of almost twenty shows in April and May. More details to come!
Looking forward to seeing how adding Branford in the mix ends up sounding.Wished they would have had more guests for more of the shows. Maybe some surprises still to come, as they are only at mid-point of their tour? One can hope!!!
Well after a couple of months of wondering and worrying I finally FINALLY got all of my tickets.... Man I can't wait for the tour to hit my neck of the woods ... we are gettin ancy out west! I got a feeling the end of this tour is going to be something special ... especially at the Gorge.. "When the smoke has cleared she said, that's what she said to me. You're gonna want a bed to lay your head and a little sympathy"
Strike the band, the dead-heads are home to our genuine family. The prices are high due to the inflation, LOL. Kottonmouthjeff
Good day for a ROAD TRIP!!!Heading to IZOD this morning. WHOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!
i know this is in the wrong forum but i heard that pigpen was recording his own album when he died did any recordings from those sessions ever appear anywhere and can anyone hook me up with a copy of those tunes please any help is always appreciated
I just got back to Denver after 5 shows in 7 days.........what a trip! SugarMags......you are an amazing person! I need some help.....the t-shirt that I got at MSG has the #400 displayed prominently on the front and on the back! Does anyone have an idea what the #400 stands for? For now.....I am waiting in Denver for them to come to me!
hello i'm goin to shoreline ca for the 10th and am looking for a nice campground any recommendations it will be my first time in the area.
Asked for MSG tix at face value on this site. Received a PM, met the brother in Nassau, made the deal and will remember it forever. Strangers meeting stangers just to make them happy!
Would like to know how last nights show played out in the Meadowlands? Thanks~ in advance
Hey Sway714 check out the pretour page click on the venue and David Lemieux is giving a song by song review of the show. David even updates the page as the concert plays so you can see the songs they have played before the show is over. Great job Dave keep it coming....
Was awesome, they didn't stream the show live, but they played the first set...which sounded like it was tearin the roof off NJ! Last night's first set rocked, was simply amazing....ENDING it in Lovelight....and this one had the energy of a freight train! It was pretty funny that in my home in Chicago, only 5 dayz! I was sitting here on my computer chair dancing, singing, twirling was chattin with other heads, and dancing and singing...Oh the computer age of Deadness. Everyone on that chatroom was amazing buzzed from the show. Wow, I thought, could this be the first time you've seen the boyz since 2004? WHOA, It's some pretty crazy stuff to think How awesome this tour is and I can't wait for May 4,5! WEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, Dance! _____________________________________________ 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!
Tribute to the founding of the Hudson River by Henry Hudson in 1609. At least that is the only logical explanation I have heard. AMAZING night at the Garden. "One watch by night, one watch by day If you get confused, listen to the music play"
Hello everybody;) 2 days left till Philly!!! Canyon Critter-- Might see you in Chitown, thinking of rolling up on Sunday night to my friends house in Chitown for atleast Monday nights show:) IIIYIIYIIYIIOOOOHHH!!! The Music Never Stoppd!!Peace- Moye
Anybody know where's Shakedown in Philly ? First saw the Dead 30 years ago in Philly !!
Not sure where its gonna be, have a feelin as soon as they open the lot, the hippys on tour just start forming a shakedown, atleast thats what happened at Wilkes-Barre. Its kinda kewl, we just form our own enviroment and everyone helps everyone out. DAMN!!! CAN'T WAIT TILL FRIDAY!!!Peace- Moye
Rumor has it that Dylan, W. Nelson & John Meloncamp are supposed to play a show in Cleveland, Oh. sumtime in June??? Anymore info. on this would be appreciated.Peace- Moye
I'm thinking you may as well just finish out the tour. You can fit in 7 more shows after the spectrum can't ya? :-) I'm telling you I wish I would have just took off 2 full weeks and hit Chicago too... "When the smoke has cleared she said, that's what she said to me. You're gonna want a bed to lay your head and a little sympathy"
Monkey, depends on how far your willin to drive. Big Basin Redwoods SP is the shit but quite a ways south towards santa cruz near boulder creek. Portola redwwods SP is a little closer but still a ways south. It's somewhat near skyline blvd (ca 35). I've camped out there while seeing a couple ratdog shows in san jose last summer. It's a bit of a drive, especially fryin but worth it. Theres a place called anthony chabot regional park in castro valley on the east bay. I haven't been there but it's much closer to mountain view than the redwoods and I might also try camping there after the show. I highly reccomend Big Basin though if you don't mind driving. It's one of my favorite places anywhere.
Man, I mite?? Definately hittn Chitown!!! But ending up CA.???? Could be interesting. Either way, we will see where the vibe takes me.Peace- Moye
I haven't heard about a June show with Dylan, Willie, Mellencamp, etc. but it's plausible. Dylan, Willie, the Dead and dozens of other bands are convening in MI the first week of July for the Rothbury festival, so some/all of those guys will be "in the area" 'bout that time. Try checking their websites. Since I'm catching only the two Spectrum shows on the spring tour, I broke down recently and picked up tickets for Rothbury (rothburyfestival.com). The boys headline Sat night 7/4 (anyone willing to take odds on a US Blues encore?) and Dylan's the main act on the final night, Sun 7/5. Gotta see the boys one more time!
Are definitely doing a minor league ballpark tour starting in July, but is it a ballpark near you?
What a morning! Dropped my phone in my coffee tismorning, letting it dry out in the oven.... This could only happen to me before the Philly shows....(Sigh) Hope it works by tomarrow morning.Peace- Moye
quick pop in here: so far, the shows have rocked, the scene has been cool, and the vibe is definately there. peace.
Now that I've actually attended a couple more shows, instead of just listening to them, thought I might make some observations. They definitely seem to be improving a bit with each show, and with the high baseline they set at the taxi tour shows this has made for a quite pleasurable experience. It is important to remember that this is The Dead, not the GOGD, and it is an evolution in perspective, practice and content. I also saw the 02, 03 and 04 incarnations and where they are now is better than any of those were. I have seen several others comment on one aspect that I find I must agree with, and that is that Warren just isn't loud enough often enough. Jerry would regularly play extremely loud, and that dimension (the loudness, not the particular notes or progressions) is just not present consistently. It's the thing that's holding back those crescendo points from ever really peaking the way they used to. Hopefully they'll figure that out, because most of what Warren is playing is quite good and fits well. Only the occasional spot of "there's that Allman Brothers thing again." Interestingly enough, they did have the good sense to mix Branford hot at times when he was really channeling Jerry. Listen to the Crazy Fingers from 4/29 for a good example. And throwing a meatball like Milestones straight into his wheelhouse, no surprise he hit that out of the park. I'm really glad I got to see the Branford shows because he really did fit in quite well, and was obviously having a great time being there. At points where he wasn't playing he was bopping and dancing right along. The onstage rapport and communication between all the band members seems really high and is certainly fun to watch. They are all quite clearly having a great time with it. Likewise Jeff is fitting right in as well, really kicking it up a notch where appropriate, otherwise providing a great deal of cohesion. Never obtrusive,always tasteful, and obviously an essential ingredient in the mix. It is good that Bob's guitar is more prominent because he is playing quite well despite the occasional equipment issue. He really is a much better guitar player than some people seem to think. I'll chalk up the "updated" vocal timings to "improvisation." Who ever said voice isn't an instrument anyway? And a show just isn't a show without a booted lyric somewhere, right? Phil just seems to never stop smiling, enough so that if you didn't know better you might be tempted to wonder if there wasn't some other reason why. But I'm pretty sure the reason is because he's just having a ball, and he's certainly playing like there's nothing else he'd rather do ever. I'm also happy to see and hear him singing more. I really don't get why some people have an issue with this. Is he Mel Torme, SInatra, Robert Plant? Hell no, he's Phil Lesh, and they're his songs. If he wants to sing them who the hell is anyone else to say no? How many times in the 70's did my friends and I stand in front of him yelling Unbroken Chain? Every show? Don't have to do that any more. Mickey and Billy are really, really on as others have noted. Both nights during Drums there were points where my chest was actually vibrating and my pant legs were flapping. Now if they would only learn to mix Warren that hot where appropriate... All in all, I am happy to have been able to be present where great music was being created, rather than merely replicated, and I'm really looking forward to Friday night. Any one else interested in that opportunity should get themselves to one of these shows. The only possible bad time is one that you might bring along, so do yourself a favor and don't bring one. Go expecting something new yet very familiar, and you will be rewarded. Conversation is always more interesting than recitation, so speak your mind and not someone else's.
So this will be shows 3 & 4 off this tour, not to mention the Penn show. I'm gonna go ahead and call it now......Morning Dew > Wharfrat > Jack-A-RowSeems theres still about 16 songs (not including Dylan and JGB tunes) that they havn't done yet. Peace- Moye
Get to rest up before the next 2 daze! Need it after the Izod shows. Very little sleep in the last couple days, have great memories, and am anxiously awaiting the next 2 shows!Shakedown continues to be risky with those peddling hippie drugs,in that there seems to be more then usual that will sell you something that is not as it is claimed to be. Be careful about the scams, they are skilled in getting you to part with your money. Otherwise, if you can catch a show or more, GO...and have a blast in whatever manner tickles your fancy! Grate to have them back on the road playing together again!!!
...where are my penn state gals.??..i have xtras again..lost your #'s though !!..l*j
Bummer about your phone;( My husband went swimming last summer with his. The hairdryer worked great at drying it out. NJ shows rocked. I agree with Mr. Pid that the band seems to sound better each show. See ya'll in Philly.
Have a wonderful time - will be thinking of you this weekend! And don't forget to take you phone out of the oven :)
Bob Dylan opens in Milwaukee on 7/1, South Bend 7/4, stopping east of Cleveland 7/11, ending up in Fresno in mid-August.
To the people we met in the Worc.Lot 4/19..(Little Tree Huggers)...Allen and his girl(Im sorry,I suck at remembering names) Thanks again for the 2 Jerry shirts for the twinz....They love 'em peace,George&Amy :-)
wharf rat morning dew saturday night samson cortez the killer built to last so many roads stuck inside of mobile and many more over both nights in philly
Peace out all.... Truckin to Philly!!!!!!!Peace- Moye
I wish all naysayers would read and understand. Hats of to you and enjoy the show.I will get my chance to see the boys in Denver, on Thursday. The Truth is realized in an instant, the act is practiced step by step.
If anyone in the Chicagoland area has an extra ticket for 5/4, I'll pick you (and up to 2 buddies) up, drive you back, and cover parking. Don't mind working for a miracle! --------------------- Shed light.
Dude, I must have done something really nice in my life time....the karma has come my way for Chicago's Cinco De Mayo celebration! 5/4 is gonna rock no doubt, getting to see all you crazy family members again and shakin my bones. I lucked out big time....just talked to my Buddy last night....he said, "Oh yeah, you remember me talking about luxury box seats for the Dead? I said, "Does a bear sh*t in the woods?" "Well my dad's company doesn't want them and he knew how much you love The Dead, you want to go on 5/5?" I think I almost fell down, but I mustered up enough strength to say, "Hell Yeah!" Needless to say, tis going to rock. And I can't wait to miracle two lucky heads and watch them smile from ear to ear! WOOOOHOOOOOOOO! _____________________________________________ 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!
The ArterpsPlease help me get to the tues show - a friend bailed on me. I need to trade a mon - either floor 2 19th row or a sect 109 row d (4) seat 1. Would trade the floor for a decent seat or sec 109 for anything. thanx
i wanted to see some east coast shows but needed work, but i am going to the last 5 showsdenver, L A, 2 shorline, and the gorge in george, WA. i've seen orig dead, further dead, the other ones dead, the tribute dead in berkley, w/ trey, bruce, and merl, the new dead, ratdog, phil & friends, planet drum, and its truly the greatest story ever told, passenger, only one in ten thousand come for the show. the music is a living thing evolving, the shows become live art, the important thing to remember is why you came to the show, to just watch, or be a part of the art. the indoor shows have more reverb, but outdoor at shoreline, and the gorge, make it unreal with the colors of the sunset. i hope some of you easties get out for these shows the gorge camping is spendie but the shakedown is the best i've seen in years, 2004 was the 4th of july and was a sight. see ya on the road or at the show no-one noticed that the band was all packed and gone were they ever here at all, and they kept on dancing...... the music never stopped
High, we come over from HOLLAND for the Chicago show on May 5. So thrilled that we could make it! It will be our first show. Ever. We arrive in Chicago on May 2. Have a place to stay.We would like to meet Dead Heads before the show. Anybody knows if something is going on? Where? Please send a message to my inbox. Ship of Fools
Hey. let's all use our positive vibes to levitate Phatmoye to the ceiling of the Spectrum tonight! (just being silly).
try the Meet Me in Chicago topic to see what's going on locally.
After peeking at the setlist tonight i would think our friend phatmoye is floatin about a mile above the spectrum "When the smoke has cleared she said, that's what she said to me. You're gonna want a bed to lay your head and a little sympathy"
anybody know if video cameras are allowed at Allstate arena for the Chicago shows?
I think you're right - what a setlist! Listening to the show on Internet Archives right now!
What a Rockin' Saturday Show!! OMSN(Get prepared...There's gonna be a party TONIGHT!!) opener?Brown-eyed(The bottle was dusty, but the LIQUID was clean),He's Gone!(Nothin' left to do but SMILE,SMILE,SMILE!) OH YEAH!Good Lovin'(GOT to have LOVIN'!) 2nd set opener- St.stephen(Wherever WE go the people all complain!),Help/Slip/Franklin's?(If you get confused,Listen to the music play!) You know that must have been SWEET!! Especially at this point of the tour, Everybody's firing one ALL cylinders! Why is this the last show at the spectrum? Are they gonna "Tear this ole' building down?" If so, What a way to go out!! Gutta hear this show..... NOW!!! Rosa, tried to PM you,something's acting up...I'll try later :-)
We blew the fucking roof off last nite.Didn't get to meet anybody from deadnet but I think the Band had as much fun as we did........ Peace Tina
I sure hope The Dead continues to play in the future. I was unable to go to any of the concerts during this tour. If they plan another tour in the future, does anyone have the dates? Hopefully they can swing down to Missouri next tour. God Bless the Dead!