Surviving members of Grateful Dead Set Dates for 2009 Tour

January 3, 2009

They may be ‘The Dead’ but they’re ready to keep on Truckin.

Surviving members of the Grateful Dead say they’ll regroup for a 19-city tour.

The 19-show arena tour kicks off April 12 in Greensboro, N.C., and will include stops at Madison Square Garden in New York and The Spectrum in Philadelphia. It wraps up May 10 at Mountain View, Calif., near their native San Francisco.

The group, which now just calls itself The Dead, announced its plans Thursday saying they will focus on the Grateful Dead classics.

This incarnation includes original Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, along with keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and Allman Brothers Band/Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes. Chimenti and Haynes played with the Dead last October at the “Change Rocks” concert in Pennsylvania in support of Barack Obama.

We also hear The Allman Brothers Band will return to the Beacon Theater in New York for 10 shows from March 9 through March 21. The band’s annual run was canceled last year because Gregg Allman was ill.

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


One Response to “Surviving members of Grateful Dead Set Dates for 2009 Tour”

  1. The Dye Guy on January 3rd, 2009 8:06 pm

    Thank the good Lord for the Dead Reunion!! I am spiritually moved and am looking forward to seeing my friends and family in the Midwest. Hopefully St.Louis,MO.
    Look for the dye guy on the lot near shakedown selling wrinkles advertised as creases! SMILE,SMILE,SMILE!!!

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