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The Grateful Dead is back in select movie theaters nationwide for only one night on Thursday, April 19 at 7:00PM (local time) for the second annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies presented by Fathom. This year we’ve reached deep into the Grateful Dead vault to present the unreleased iconic concert captured at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on July 18, 1989 (the show directly following the band’s famous Downhill From Here performance.) The event features the complete concert with two and a half hours of music! Read more
We’re on a mission to make a miracle every day. As a token of our appreciation for making 2010 an epic year, we’re giving away a high-quality 320Kbps download every day this November. That’s 30 days of Dead! Intrigued? We’re also going to put your knowledge to the test and give you the chance to win some great music from the Dead.
You know your Ables from your Bakers from your C’s, but can your finely tuned ears differentiate the cosmic “comeback” tour from a spacey 70’s show? Each day we’ll post a free download from one of the Dead’s coveted shows. Will it be from that magical night at Madison Square Garden in ’93 or from way back when they were just starting to warm it up at Winterland? Is that Pigpen’s harmonica we hear? Brent on keys? Step right up and try your hand.
Each day, the first person to guess the venue & date correctly will get a Road Trips of their choice. If you’re not first but you’ve answered correctly, you will also be automatically entered for a weekly prize of THE WARNER BROTHERS STUDIO ALBUMS VINYL BOX (EXCLUSIVE EDITION) or a FORMERLY THE WARLOCKS boxed set.
August 9, 2010 marks the 15-year anniversary of legendary musician and Grateful Dead co-founder Jerry Garcia’s death. As a way to honor his musical and community legacy, the gifted musicians on this compilation have generously contributed stirring live performances of Jerry Garcia songs to benefit the Rex Foundation. Available August 10 in a variety of formats (see below), Jerry Jams for Rex was brought to life by Brad Serling of nugs.net and includes four exclusive previously unreleased live Garcia songs from Phish, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, The String Cheese Incident, and Keller & The Keels. Other artists featured on the album include The Black Crowes, , Yonder Mountain String Band and more. All proceeds are a contribution to the Rex Foundation. Read more
Catch A Sneak Peek Of The Grateful Dead – Crimson, White & Indigo At A Theatre Near You – Live Performance from 7/7/1989
On July 7, 1989 the Grateful Dead got together with some 95,000 of their closest friends at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. By the end of the day, all involved shared a highly improved outlook on life…Grateful Dead Productions is pleased to present Crimson, White & Indigo, the theatrical concert experience in fully mastered multi-track audio brilliance in its entirety.
Don’t miss the chance to catch a screening of the Grateful Dead’s Crimson, White & Indigo: Philadelphia, July 7, 1989 in a theater near you. Be sure to check your local listings for show times. Read more
From now through July 4th, one of the nation’s great repositories of history will play host to a remarkable and significant collection of cultural treasures: “The Grateful Dead – Now Appearing at the New-York Historical Society” is the first-ever traveling exhibition of materials on loan from the Dead’s own vast archive of art, documents, photographs and memorabilia, which the band donated in 2008 to the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Among the highlights of the exhibition are: some of the most unforgettable Grateful Dead artwork, ranging from early concert posters and album covers to some of the decorated envelopes containing ticket requests; mailings with news & tour announcements; concert memorabilia; instruments, including Jerry Garcia’s “Rosebud”, Bob Weir’s “Cowboy Fancy” guitars and a Pigpen harmonica.
For more information on “The Grateful Dead: Now Appearing at the New-York Historical Society,” visit www.nyhistory.org
The Grateful Dead will be honored in New York City this Monday, October 19 when the Empire State Building is lit up with special tie-dye colors celebrating the group’s appearance in the city later that week. The color scheme will represent the group’s iconic imagery and psychedelic influences.
On Wednesday, October 21, founding members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh will attend a fundraiser at the New York Historical Society as part of an exhibit celebrating the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band. The Grateful Dead: Now Playing at the New York Historical Society traces the career and achievements of a band that became one of the significant cultural forces in 20th century America. Through a wealth of original artwork and documents including concert and recording posters, album art, large-scale marionettes and other stage props, banners and decorated fan mail, the exhibition will explore the musical creativity and influence of the Grateful Dead from 1965 to 1995, the sociological phenomenon of the Deadheads (the band’s network of devoted fans) and the enduring impact of the Dead’s pioneering approach to the music business. Materials in the exhibition will be drawn almost exclusively from the extraordinary holdings of the Grateful Dead Archive at the University of California Santa Cruz, established in 2008.
Sound the imperial trumpets! Bang the drum! Pop that champagne! Another Grateful Dead box set is comin’ your way! Yes, in the grand tradition of the beloved Fillmore West 1969 and Winterland 1973 boxes, comes Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings, a 9-CD box set that is sure to knock your tie-dyed socks off.
At this point, we probably don’t need to hype you on the glories of ’77 Dead. It was a magical time for the band, which was reinvigorated by a plethora of great new material—“Terrapin,” “Estimated Prophet,” “Passenger,” “Fire on the Mountain”—and really hitting its stride again following the October ’74 to June ’76 performing hiatus. The group spent much of the first three months of 1977 recording their Terrapin Station album with producer Keith Olsen, and Garcia also managed to find time to complete the much-anticipated Grateful Dead movie (which opened June 1, 1977). The third week of April, the band embarked on what most Dead Heads agree was one of the greatest tours ever: 26 concerts in the East and Midwest in a little over a month—an awesome stretch that produced so many great shows, a few of them already released in the Dick’s Picks series and subsequently (and more, no doubt, destined to come out down the road.) Read more
The Dead – 04.21.09 – HSBC Arena – Buffalo, NY
The Dead (Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Warren Haynes and Jeff Chimenti) played the seventh show of their Spring Tour last night (Tuesday April 21, 2009) at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY.
Set I: The Promised Land, They Love Each Other, Mama Tried, Loser, Smokestack Lightnin’ > Stella Blue > It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue, Big River
Set II: Jam > Playing In The Band > Me & Bobby McGee, Loose Lucy, Ramble On Rose > Drums > Space > Maggie’s Farm > Eyes of The World > Playing In The Band (reprise)
Pre-Order the show for Download on LiveDownloads.com
Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann Announces Summer Dates For BK3: Kreutzmann Featuring James “Hutch” Hutchinson And Scott Mura
Bill Kreutzmann, Grateful Dead drummer for the band’s entire thirty year career, tours this summer with his potent new trio project, BK3. For the summer run, BK3 features bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt) and guitarist Scott Murawski (Max Creek). This BK3 announcement comes as Bill is wrapping up a highly anticipated Dead reunion tour. An art exhibit, The Art of Bill Kreutzmann and the Grateful Dead, has popped up in various cities along The Dead tour, including a showing at Café Le Cave in Des Plaines, Illinois on May 4th and 5th. Read more