The Grateful Dead Announce 50th Anniversary Shows
On May 5, 1965 at a pizza parlor on the outskirts of Palo Alto, the remnants of Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions reformed as The Warlocks. That ragtag group of troubadours would eventually morph into the quintessential psychedelic Americana collective that is the Grateful Dead. As you may have heard by now, the remaining members of that seminal band – Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart – have officially announced the long-rumored 50th anniversary run which will take place at Soldier Field in Chicago, the site of the band’s final performance with Jerry Garcia, on Independence Day weekend.
Joining the so-called Core Four will be none other than Trey Anastasio of Phish, along with sometime Dead pianist Bruce Hornsby and frequent post-Dead keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. There will be three shows on July 3, 4 and 5, which are billed as the final performances featuring the surviving members of the legendary band. Click HERE for tickets and additional information. The long strange trip done come and gone. Fare thee well.