Grateful Dead to reunite for a series of concerts for 50th anniversary

This year is the 50th anniversary of the legendary band, Grateful Dead and the surviving members have plans to mark the event by reuniting to play a trio of shows at Soldier Field in Chicago in July.

Set for July 3rd to the 5th, the show’s will be nearly 20 years since the band played their final show with their late singer, Jerry Garcia, which was at Solider Field as well. Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann chose Phish frontman Trey Anastasio in place of Garcia. They will also bring in Bruce Hornsby on the piano.

The band had many chances including an offer for $3 million to headline this year’s Bonnaroo but decided to play this trio of shows. The Dead say it’s unlikely that they will go on tour, Weir saying, “These will be the last shows with the four of us together.”

A pre-sale for the fan-club will take place February 12th and 13th and the tickets will go on-sale the next day on the 14th.

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