Happy New Year, everybody!! Hope and change are in the air! So what better way to kick off 2009 than to confirm what’s been buzzing in the rumor mill for some time: The Dead will be touring for the first time in more than four years, with nearly twenty shows spread across a month from mid-April through mid-May!
The lineup for this edition of The Dead will be the same one that rocked the house at Penn State last fall at the Obama benefit: The Core Four of Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, joined by guitar monster Warren Haynes and RatDog keyboard ace Jeff Chimenti (both veterans of the 2004 Dead "Wave That Flag" tour). The mood of the band for this Spring Fling is way up, so it’s sure to be a great tour!
Dead.net will be your official hub for ALL news about the tour, including dates and ticket info... and perhaps even a few surprises along the way!
So gas up the Tourmobile, get out that really wild tie-dye--you know, the one with the red spiral melting into the purple and green that’s in a heap of clothes in the back of your closet--and start getting into Show Shape!
You know it’s gonna get stranger, so let’s get on with the show...
April 12 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum April 14 Washington DC Verizon Center April 15 Charlottesville VA John Paul Jones Arena April 17 Albany NY Times Union Center April 18 Worcester MA DCU Center April 19 Worcester MA DCU Center April 21 Buffalo NY HSBC Arena April 22 Wilkes-Barre PA Wachovia Arena @Casey Plaza April 24 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum April 25 New York NY Madison Square Garden April 26 Hartford CT XL Center April 28 E. Rutherford NJ IZOD Center April 29 E. Rutherford NJ IZOD Center May 1 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Spectrum May 2 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Spectrum May 5 Chicago IL All State Arena May 7 Denver CO Pepsi Center May 9 Los Angeles CA The Forum May 10 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheater
by Greg Lake