The surviving members of The Grateful Dead will hit the road in April and May for their first tour in five years. The spark for the tour was lit when the band reunited for two shows in 2008 in support of Barack Obama.
Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart are all on board and will bring Jeff Chimenti out to play keyboards and Warren Haynes (of Gov't Mule/The Allman Brothers Band) to play guitar.
The tour will kick-off at the Greensboro Coliseum on April 12. The pre-sale for tour tickets will start on Jaunary 13 at midnight via dead.net. No general on-sale info is available yet.
Will you be going to see The Dead?
[UPDATE: Added a few new dates.]
Grateful Dead tour:
04.12.09 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum [Tickets]
04.14.09 - Washington, DC - Verizon Center [Tickets]
04.15.09 - Charlottesville, VA - John Paul Jones Arena
04.17.09 - Albany, NY - Times Union Center
04.18.09 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center [Tickets]
04.19.09 - Worcester, MA - DCU Center [Tickets]
04.21.09 - Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena
04.22.09 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Wachovia Arena [Tickets]
04.24.09 - Uniondale, NY - Nassau Coliseum [Tickets]
04.25.09 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden [Tickets]
04.26.09 - Hartford, CT - XL Center [Tickets]
04.28.09 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center [Tickets]
04.29.09 - East Rutherford, NJ - Izod Center [Tickets]
05.01.09 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
05.02.09 - Philadelphia, PA - Wachovia Spectrum
05.04.09 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena [Tickets]
05.05.09 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena [Tickets]
05.07.09 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center [Tickets]
05.09.09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum [Tickets]
05.10.09 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
05.14.09 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
05.16.09 - George, WA - The Gorge Amphitheatre * [Tickets]
* w/ The Allman Brothers Band and The Doobie Brothers