This is it folks. What a long (50 years) strange trip it’s been is an understatement. The Grateful Dead have been making history every step of the way. Record setting performances. Largest fan base. Most tours. Highest ticket price sales. Tonight marks the end of an era. The final show of a 3 day stop. Even though the band stopped touring and recording in 1995 after Jerry Garcia’s death, they never called it quits officially, until now. This tour brings a close to the greatest jam band of all time, closing the doors at Chicago’s Soldier Field where 20 years ago this summer, they played their last official show with Garcia.
The current line up of touring members include. Bob Weir, Billy Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Trey Anastasio from the jamband Phish on guitar, Jeff Chimenti on keyboards, and Bruce Hornsby accompanying on piano. Also listed, but not confirmed are Robert Hunter, Ron McKernan, Tom Constanten, Keith Godchaux, Donna Godchaux, Brent Mydland, Vince Welnick, John Perry Barlow.
Tonights show has been sold out for a long time, but there are still people selling tickets through 3rd party outlets and in person on site. If you are a fan of the band in any way, you should start truckin’ over and be a part of music history.
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