Live Dead ’69 Announces Spring 2017 Tour

My apologies for not being on point with this one when it was first announced a few short weeks ago but thanks to the efforts of a favorite promotion team, I am in the aware and now… are you readers ? Check out this scoop on a brand-new all-star Grateful Dead experience. I’ll return with some thoughts at the close. Here we go.

The Press Release:
LIVE DEAD ‘69 has announced inaugural headline concert dates in the Unites States, following their return from a triumphant debut tour in the United Kingdom earlier this month.

Comprised of: Tom Constanten, original Grateful Dead pianist who played all the keyboards on the “Live Dead” recording, inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead’s first ambitious/ experimental studio recordings “Anthem of The Sun” and “Aoxomoxoa,” and tours.

Mark Karan, lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones.

Slick Aguilar who played lead guitar in Jefferson Starship & KBC for 26 years and with David Crosby Band before that.

Tony ‘EngLESH’ Morley, Jefferson Starship bassist … and Pete Lavazzoli, drummer with JGB … have joined for spring headline dates.

LIVE DEAD 69 performs the classic “Live Dead” (recorded in 1969) in its entirety for the first time anywhere ever, a laudable achievement unto itself. Moreover, they are the only touring entity that applies Grateful Dead’s classic zeitgeist of extemporization and interpretive improvisation beyond an ever expanding repertoire, much of which is created entirely ‘in the moment’ – without rehearsal or traditional ‘preparation.’ The players’ pedigree offers a unique familiarity with Grateful Dead’s halcyon material, and implies an improvisational prowess beyond anything else in the jam band oeuvre.

The Tour Dates:
MAR 18: Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
MAR 19: Sweetwater Music Hall – Mill Valley, CA
APR 7: Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple – Denver, CO
APR 8: Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple – Denver, CO
APR 9: “Skull & Roses” @ Ventura County Fairgrounds
MAY 3: Revolution Live – Fort Lauderdale, FL
MAY 4: State Theatre, St. Petersburg Tampa, FL
MAY 6: Salvage Station – Asheville, TN
MAY 7: Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
MAY 9: Bright Box – Winchester, VA
MAY 10: Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC
MAY 10: Gypsy Sally’s – Washington
MAY 12: The Hall at MP – New York
MAY 13: Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
MAY 14: The Met – Providence, RI
MAY 15: Tralf Music Hall – Buffalo
MAY 16: The Westcott Theater – Syracuse
MAY 18: The Ardmore Music Hall – Ardmore, PA
MAY 19: Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center – Plymouth, NH
MAY 20: The Cabot – Beverly, MA #
JUN 17: Colonial Theatre – Pittsfield, MA #
JUN 21: The Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT #
JUN 23: Penns Peak – Whitehall, PA #
JUN 26: London, UK TBA #
JUN 27: London, UK TBA #
JUN 28: London, UK TBA #
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told when it comes to the music of The Grateful Dead I am pretty much the “greatest hits” guy. They were more of my friends favorite group back when my musical interests were forming but I still have reviewed a few of their releases over the years here on the website in a quest for diversity. I’d be interested in catching the NYC appearance if I can work it out in my schedule so tell me if you were fans of The Dead, what do you think of this group of appearances? Is it something that you will be on point for? Let me know in the comments section below.

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