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Friday, January 02, 2009

Grateful Dead announce 2009 Tour Dates!

The legendary Grateful Dead are going on out the road once again! The 2009 road shows will feature Four Original Members (Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann) along with the awesome Warren Haynes (guitars) and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. For those who missed it, this is the identical lineup of the "New" Dead that played for an Obama benefit at Penn State last year.


The Dead at the Billerica Forum
Billerica, MA - May 11, 1979

Good Lovin'

For those not into jam band phenomena, the announcement of a Dead reunion and tour has the potential to be a yawn-fest. But this music blogger couldn't be more happy to have this opportunity to see the Dead again! I will be counting the days!

I totally respect this band's place in music history and hope many of you make it out to these shows. Tickets go on sale to the public in months - Presale for these shows in just ten more days..... Details on Dead.Net


April 12 - Greensboro, NC
Greensboro Coliseum
April 14 - Washington, DC
Verizon Center
April 15 - Charlottesville, VA
John Paul Jones Arena
April 17 - Albany, NY
Times Union Center
April 18 - Worcester, MA
DCU Center
April 19 - Worcester, MA
DCU Center
April 21 - Buffalo, NY
HSBC Arena
April 22 - Wilkes-Barre, PA
Wachovia Arena
April 24 - Uniondale, NY
Nassau Coliseum
April 25 - New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
April 26 - Hartford CT
XL Center
April 28 - E. Rutherford, NJ
IZOD Center
April 29 - E. Rutherford, NJ
IZOD Center
May 1 - Philadelphia, PA
Wachovia Spectrum
May 2 - Philadelphia, PA
Wachovia Spectrum
May 5 - Chicago, IL
All State Arena
May 7 - Denver, CO
Pepsi Center
May 9 - Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
May 10 - Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheater

6 comments:

Greg said...

Haha-- I'm not sure if I should be excited or frightened! Let me see how much those Chicago tickets go for before I make a decision... either way, it would be really cool, though.

ekko said...

are they really returning as the GRATEFUL dead, or is this just them being "the dead" again?

Anonymous said...

The Grateful Dead included the legendary Jerry Garcia.

The Dead does not.

Ryan said...

Interesting Read on CNN.com :

Phil Lesh: "We've got some unfinished music"

Ryan said...

Well, pre-sale tickets went on sale twenty minutes ago and the Grateful Dead servers have been crashed for exactly 22 minutes due to what must have been foreseen demand. The whole tour on sale at the same time???! Seriously, they didn't think that after all this time there might be some interested parties? Didn't anybody learn anything from Radiohead or Nine Inch Nails... ?!

Anonymous said...

Jerry's artwork will be in town that night as well! Here's excerpts from "The Weekender"...

While The Dead will bring its music to Wachovia Arena next week, the visual art of the band’s patriarch, the late Jerry Garcia, will be on display at the nearby Hilton Garden Inn Wednesday April 22 and Thursday April 23.

Billed as “one of the largest collections of Garcia’s work,” the exhibition, “Jerry Garcia: A Visual Journey,” is free to the public. It’s presented by Philadelphia-area Image Makers Art with Rock 107.

The exhibit includes watercolors, lithographs and silk-screen prints created between 1985 and 1995. All works will be for sale.

Before achieving stardom in the Grateful Dead, Garcia studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. Some of his works have been printed on Jerry Garcia neckties.

“Jerry Garcia: A Visual Journey,” Wed. April 22, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Thurs. April 23, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes-Barre (242 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.). Info: www.imagemakersart.com