Dead & Company Announces 2017 Fall Tour Dates September 07, 2017 11:45
Dead & Company Reveal Plans For 'Playing In The Sand' In Mexico July 25, 2017 14:08
Clear your calendar, Dead & Company is heading to Mexico! February 15-18, 2018 the Dead-themed supergroup will be Playing In The Sand. This event will be an all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation in beautiful Riviera Maya. Want in early? Sign up for access to a special presale before packages are available to the public: playinginthesand.co/dc. Presale will begin August 1st, and packages will be available to the public on August 3rd. Stay tuned for further details on what is sure to be one of the most exciting events of the new year.
Dead & Company's First 2017 Tour Date Has Surfaced December 01, 2016 09:13
Watch Dead & Company Debut "Dire Wolf" at Alpine Valley July 10, 2016 13:43
Dead & Company's summer tour continued in fine form last night, with the first of a two-night run at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. This summer has been full of exciting moments and debuts, as the band has made a point to feed off of 2015's momentum and expand on their catalog. Saturday night at Alpine Valley was no different, as John Mayer (guitar/vocals) led the band through the Grateful Dead's "Dire Wolf," a debut tune for Dead & Company, and one which was surprisingly not performed at any of the five 'Fare Thee Well' shows last summer. "Dire Wolf" seemed to be as perfect of a fit as any for Mayer, as his blues/rock background truly complimented the Dead classic. Saturday night's show would also include two Bob Dylan classics: "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" and the Dead & Company debut of "Knockin' On Heavens Door" during the encore.
Watch Dead & Company debut "Dire Wolf" at Alpine Valley here:
Dead & Company Announces Webcasts For Alpine Valley Shows July 07, 2016 09:20
Dead & Company, the newly formed supergroup featuring Grateful Dead members Bob Weir,Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart joined by John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge, are continuing their summer tour this weekend at Apine Valley Music Theatre in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. If you're unable to make it to the shows, the band is giving you the option to watch the shows from the comfort of your own couch.
Webcasts of both Dead & Company shows at Alpine Valley are available on a Pay-Per-View basis via nugs.tv. Both webcasts can be purchased in both HD and SD formats. The broadcasts are expected to start at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday nights. If you can’t watch live you can catch any parts you missed via nugs.tv's Video On Demand option after the show for 48 hours. Dead & Company continues their summer tour on Thursday night at DTE Energy Music Theatre near Detroit.
Dead & Company Will Play in Charlotte, Donate $100,000 to HRC & Equality NC June 03, 2016 11:47
With Dead & Company's highly anticipated summer tour scheduled to kick off next Friday, June 10th, in Charlotte, NC, thousands of fans have anxiously awaited to hear whether or not the band would join the likes of Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen in canceling their shows in North Carolina. Dead & Company has announced that rather than cancelling it's Charlotte show in protest of the infamous HB2 bill and depriving their fans, the band will instead be donating $100,000 to The Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina. They also announced that they will host a "participation row" section of "local organizations fighting discrimination and national organizations dedicated to voter registration and protecting the planet.
See below for the band's official statement:
This March, when North Carolina lawmakers passed HB2 and Governor Pat McCrory signed it into law, we categorically objected to it. We had hoped that by now this abhorrent law would have been repealed. Sadly, it has not.
After much thought, consideration and conversation, we feel the most effective way to move forward is to perform as scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 10 and to donate $100,000.00 to organizations engaged in this battle for justice – the Human Rights Campaign and Equality North Carolina.
Additionally, we will assemble a "Participation Row" social action area, where we'll host local organizations fighting discrimination and national organizations dedicated to voter registration and protecting the planet. Every fan in attendance will have an opportunity to learn about the true ramifications of the HB2 law, and take meaningful action by registering to vote; to that end we are working on an online community registration site that will assist the HeadCount organization in promoting and simplifying voter registration.
Dead shows have always been a safe place for all of our audience to come together through music no matter how they appear or self-identify. History shows these values of openness and inclusiveness have served us - and the world around us - well.
We’ve never been a band that’s spoken many words when we’re on stage. But we hope that our actions, and the actions of our fans, will ring louder than ever before.
With Love and Respect,
Dead & Company
Watch Dead & Company perform "Scarlet Begonias" on Jimmy Kimmel Live here:
Watch Dead & Company's Five Song Set on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' May 11, 2016 09:40
On Tuesday night, Dead & Company, the newly formed supergroup combining Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, & Bill Kreutzmann with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, & Jeff Chimenti, made it's second-ever national television appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night. The band played on an outdoor stage, performing a total of five Dead originals. Only "Bertha" was shown on television, but thankfully Jimmy Kimmel Live has officially released additional footage of "Scarlet Begonias," "Fire On The Mountain," and "Not Fade Away" as well.
Dead & Company is scheduled to kick off it's highly anticipated summer tour in next month at PNC Pavilion in Charlotte, NC (6/10), before performing two sets at Bonnaroo Music Festival on Sunday, June 12th. For further details and all ticketing info on Dead & Company's summer tour, head over to the band's official website.
All videos via Jimmy Kimmel Live on YouTube
Watch Dead & Company perform "Bertha" on Jimmy Kimmel Live here:
Watch Dead & Company perform "Scarlet Begonias" on Jimmy Kimmel Live here:
Watch Dead & Company perform "Fire on the Mountain" on Jimmy Kimmel Live here:
Watch Dead & Company perform "Not Fade Away" on Jimmy Kimmel Live here:
Watch Dead & Company's "Iko Iko," "Feel Like A Stranger," and "U.S. Blues" in Philadelphia November 06, 2015 15:10
Photo by Robert Altman
The Dead & Company tour continued on Thursday night in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center. Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart have teamed up with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti for the latest Dead-themed project. A handful of original Dead tunes were debuted during two lengthy sets, as the newly formed supergroup continued an unforgettable year of celebrating the Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary. Tour debuts included "Candyman," "Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleoo," "Casey Jones," "Iko Iko," "Standing on the Moon," and "U.S. Blues." Dead and Company's tour continues tonight in Washington D.C.
Set One: Here Comes Sunshine, Loose Lucy, Candyman, Mississippi Half Step Uptown Toodeloo > Bird Song, Cumberland Blues, Casey Jones
Set Two: Iko Iko > Feel Like A Stranger, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider > Drums > Space > Playing In The Band > Standing On The Moon > Sugar Magnolia
Encore: U.S. Blues
Watch "Iko Iko" - Video by Rick McGraw
Watch "Feel Like a Stranger" - Video by Rick McGraw
Watch "U.S. Blues" - Video by Rick McGraw
Dead & Company Announce 11 Additional Fall/Winter Tour Dates September 10, 2015 07:35
Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann will be joined by John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti this Fall for latest Dead-themed side project, Dead & Company. After the initial announcement of a two-night Halloween run at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the group released eight additional tour dates and have now added 11 more.
The newly added dates come after the previously announced fall run that begins at Times Union Center in Albany, New York on October 29 and concludes at Worcester's DCU Center on November 10. Dead & Company's Fall Tour continues on November 11 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York and is now slated to run until a pair of shows in Las Vegas at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 27 and 28. Other newly added dates include visits to Columbus, Ohio; Greensboro, North Carolina; Atlanta; Nashville; St. Louis; Minneapolis and Broomfield, Colorado. Dead & Company end the year with a pair of shows in San Francisco (December 27 and 28) and Los Angeles (December 30 and 31).
A year ago Mayer took to Twitter to share more thoughts about what made the Grateful Dead so special. Then, in February, the guitarist invited Bob Weir to perform with him on CBS's The Late Late Show. Fast forward to June when John played two shows with Phil Lesh & Friends at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, California. Chimenti was not only a member of the Fare Thee Wellband, but he was Weir's longtime sideman in RatDog and also participated in a post-Jerry incarnation of "The Dead." Burbridge is a newcomer to the world of the Grateful Dead, but has sang many a version of "Franklin's Tower" with the Allman Brothers Band.
An American Express pre-sale for tickets to the newly added shows begins September 16 at 10 a.m. local time (except Nashville which starts at 9 a.m. local time) and will run through September 17 at 10 p.m. local time. Public on-sales start September 18 at 10 a.m. local time.
Watch John Mayer perform "Althea" with Bob Weir on The Late Late Show on February 5th, 2015
Watch John Mayer perform "Truckin'" with Bob Weir on The Late Late Show on February 5th, 2015