When the iconic Grateful Dead disbanded in 1995, it looked as though the band would be confined to history books forever. It did not however pan out like that. While Grateful Dead was no more, the power of its music enticed some of its members to come up with a plan to reincarnate the group.
The result of those efforts was: Dead & Company.
Now the band tours on a regular basis and the Grateful Dead fans are naturally delighted to hear those legendary tracks once again. They are on the road and performing once again, so grab your Dead and Company tickets and take an unforgettable trip down memory lane.
The Grateful Dead
Formed in 1965, the Grateful Dead ruled charts and pushed rock music boundaries like no band had done before or since then. They disbanded in 1995 but not before changing the entire landscape of rock music. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Music Hall of Fame and made it to Rolling Stone’s list of “The Greatest Artists of All Time.” Their music transcended generations, so it was only natural that fans would miss not seeing them live.
The Arrival of Dead & Company
Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, John Mayer and Bob Weir were all former members of the Grateful Dead. It was in the year 2011 that Mayer heard the Grateful Dead track, “Althea” on Pandora radio. That led to him listening to Grateful Dead music non-stop.
Then in 2015, Mayer got an opportunity to host The Late Late Show and for the occasion, he asked Bob Weir to join him for a very special performance. At that time, Weir and a few other members of the Grateful Dead were getting ready for a few shows to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Grateful Dead.
One thing led to another and in August of 2015, Dead and Company was formed. Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge were then added to the line-up. The pull of playing to the music of Grateful Dead was just too strong to resist and Weir said in an interview:
"Those songs weren't done with us. It was a matter of who wanted to get back out on the road and keep doing it."
The First Tour
Dead & Company were scheduled to perform live with a performance at the famous Madison Square Garden. It was supposed to be a one off performance on October 31, 2015 but then they decided to go on a full fledge tour. It kicked off on October 29, 2015 and ended on December 31, 2015. Dead & Company played twenty two shows as part of the tour.
The 2016 Tour
The success of their inaugural road trip paved the way for Dead & Company to announce the Dead & Company Summer Tour 2016. It began on June 9, 2016 and saw the band play twenty four concerts in twenty cities. Dead & Company also headlined the famous Bonnaroo Music Festival that year.
The tour ended on July 30, 2016, at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. As part of that particular tour, they played two shows at the Fenway Park on July 15 and 16. What was so significant about those two performances was the fact that the Grateful Dead had never performed there during their three decade long run.
Dead & Company Tour Tickets
Dead & Company then made the announcement that they will hit the road again in 2017 for the Dead & Company Summer Tour 2017. It began on May 27 and ended on July 1 after twenty shows in fifteen different cities. That however was not the end of their touring for the year.
Now, the Dead & Company Fall Tour 2017 is about to kick-off. The band is scheduled to play seventeen concerts as of right now during the months of November and December. Dead and Company tour tickets are in demand right now. If you want to see them live, then this is your chance to do that.