Happy new year! The Dead to tour in 2009

According to dead.net, The Dead are back and ready to tour. They will be performing with the same lineup as their 2008 Penn State show: The “core four” of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, joined by Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule) and Jeff Chimenti (Ratdog). Both Haynes and Chimenti playeded with the band in ’04 on the “Wave That Flag” tour.
But what’s The Dead without Jerry? Is this the authentic experience, or might you as well see Dark Star Orchestra instead? What with three of the four remaining Dead members having consistent tours of their own – Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Weir with Ratdog, and Mickey Hart’s Global Drum Project – what does this add to the music?
The website has not yet announced when tickets will go onsale, but we’ll keep you posted. So far, it looks like the tour is skipping 4/20…really?!

The Dead 2009 Tour Dates:
04/12 Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
04/14 Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
04/15 Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
04/17 Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
04/18 Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
04/19 Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
04/21 Buffalo, NY @ HSBC Arena
04/22 Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Wachovia Arena @ Casey Plaza
04/24 Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum
04/25 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
04/26 Hartford, CT @ XL Center
04/28 E. Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center
04/29 E. Rutherford, NJ @ IZOD Center
05/01 Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Spectrum
05/02 Philadelphia, PA @ Wachovia Spectrum
05/05 Chicago, IL @ All State Arena
05/07 Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
05/09 Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
05/10 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater

Posted by Shayna

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