Grateful Dead Announced a 50th Anniversary Celebration Shows
The Grateful Dead will reunite to celebrate their 50th anniversary with three gigs at Chicago’s Soldier Field July 3rd to 5th. It will mark the last shows ever for the four surviving original members, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann (drums), Phil Lesh (bass) and Bob Weir (guitars).
The shows come nearly 20 years after the Grateful Dead last performed together with Jerry Garcia, joined by Bruce Hornsby (pianist who toured with the Dead in 1992), Phish’s Trey Anastasio and Jeff Chimenti (keyboards).
The Grateful Dead and the Deadheads
The Grateful Dead, an American rock band from Palo Alto, CA, formed in 1965 By Jerry Garcia (vocals and guitars), Weir, Lesh, McKernan and Kreutzmann. The band was known for its unique eclectic style of rock, folk, blues, country and more and unforgettable live performances.
The “Deadheads”, fans who followed the band around for years, dedicated to the band’s music, were also associated with the hippie movement to become part of the American culture at the time.