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! Details will be announced here soon, so keep your eyes on dead.net!
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 & 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 & 29: E. Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center
May 1 & 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