Dead & Company Announce Atlanta Date for Fall 2015 Tour

On the heels of numerous sold-out shows, Dead & Company are announcing additional U.S. dates. Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir joined forces with singer/guitarist John Mayer to form the band Dead & Company. The band will take the stage at a series of shows this Fall including two nights at the legendary Madison Square Garden and will perform two sets of music drawing largely from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs.

The Grateful Dead members Hart, Kreutzmann, Weir, and bassist Phil Lesh reunited this summer for Fare Thee Well, a run of five sold-out stadium shows celebrating the Dead¹s 50th anniversary as well as marking the last time the “core four” members would perform together. (Lesh will continue to perform in his band “Phil and Friends.”)  The shows were a record-setting success, and ignited enthusiasm for more concerts featuring Grateful Dead members. “There is a place where music, dreams and magic come together,” says band member Mickey Hart.  “Grateful Dead music is a portal to that place. It was built to last!”

Fare Thee Well proved to me that I’m not done exploring new rhythmic territory with Mickey — I’m recommending that everyone puts their helmet on, because we are going to blast our way into some serious drums and space,” said Bill Kreutzmann. “And with Mayer riding shotgun with Weir — we’re in good company, so to speak.”

Mayer will join Hart, Kreutzmann and Weir, along with Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.  “I deeply love the Dead’s music, and it has inspired me in ways I never imagined. To help carry this music is the opportunity and the honor of a lifetime,” Mayer said.

“We’re not done with these songs and they’re not done with us,” said Weir.  “We’re gonna take these old friends on some new adventures.”

Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on September 18 at 10a.m. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning September 16 at 10 a.m. local time (with the exception of Nashville which will begin at 9 a.m. local time). Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com. Top tier tickets will be priced under $100, and a number of $50 tickets will be made available in most markets to honor of the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary.

For taper ticket info please go to http://www.deadandcompany.com

 

Dead & Company Fall 2015 Newly Announced Tour Dates

November 11 – Buffalo @ First Niagara Center
November 13 – Columbus @ Nationwide Arena
November 14 – Greensboro @ Greensboro Coliseum Complex
November 17 – Atlanta @ Philips Arena
November 18 – Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena
November 20 – St. Louis @ Scottrade Center
November 21 – Minneapolis @ Target Center
November 24 – Broomfield @ 1stBANK Center
November 25 – Broomfield @ 1stBANK Center
November 27 – Las Vegas @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 28 – Las Vegas @ MGM Grand Garden Arena

Dead & Company Previously Announced Fall 2015 Tour Dates

October 29 – Albany @ Times Union Center
October 31 – New York City @ Madison Square Garden
November 1 – New York City @ Madison Square Garden
November 5 – Philadelphia @ Wells Fargo Center
November 6 – Washington @ Verizon Center
November 10 – Worcester @ DCU Center
December 27 – San Francisco @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
December 28 – San Francisco @ Bill Graham Civic uditorium
December 30 – Los Angeles @ The Forum
December 31 – Los Angeles @ The Forum

Sights and Sounds of Music Midtown 2014

Concert goers waiting to see Aer

Concert goers waiting to see Aer

 

John Mayer

John Mayer

 

Music Midtown gets bigger and better every year since its return in 2011. This year was no different, as the festival included three stages – Electric Ballroom, AT&T Live and Honda Stages, which encompassed the landscape of Piedmont Park in the heart of Midtown Atlanta on Friday, Sept. 19 through Saturday, Sept. 20. With 24 live performances in a wide arena of genres providing a broad cross-section of musical delights, as Jack White and John Mayer headlined Friday night and Eminem and Zac Brown Band closed out the festival Saturday night, MM 2014 was the place to be, basking in the Indian Summer with friends and loved ones surrounded by memorable performances from the likes of Lorde to Iggy Azalea all the while being surrounded by tens of thousands of music lovers.

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea

 

Top Moments relived from Music Midtown 2014

 

Concert goers waiting to see Aer

Concert goers waiting to see Aer

 

Seeing the gates opened on Saturday at noon and watching people sprint across Piedmont Park in order to get to the front of the Electric Ballroom Stage and the Honda Stage. It was a sight to see, as people burst to each of the stages in full tilt and speed as adrenaline over took and swept them up into a frenzy. It looked like a cross between the running of the bulls or a zombie chase.

#MM2014

#MM2014

 

B.o.B. mixed it up and playing with the crowd, as he got off stage and right into the pit, singing, dancing and taking pictures with the crowd’s phones and GoPro cameras.

B.o.B

B.o.B

 

Watching Lorde’s performance Friday night was breathtaking. Initially, I wasn’t sure what her stage presence would be to go with her sound. Would Lorde hide behind her hair and be shy? I couldn’t imagine her being boisterous or loud. Once she stepped onto the stage, it was hers. Lorde was beyond impressive, as she sung into the mic and used her hair as tool, not to hide behind, rather to embolden her. Truly, it was magical watching this young woman command the crowd, all the while being humble and grateful to be on the stage.

Lorde

Lorde

 

Seeing Run DMC bring “It’s Tricky” to Piedmont Park and watching the crowd go absolutely crazy, singing along and dancing.

Run DMC

Run DMC

 

The true highlight of the weekend came as a surprise to me, as I watched Zac Brown Band perform with vigor and gusto as they alternated between the band’s musical catalogue, like “Whiskey’s Gone” to a Led Zeppelin cover of “Kashmir.” But what left me gabsmacked was the band’s rendition of Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” I was utterly at a loss for words. In one word, epic.

Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Band

 

It truly was a perfect weekend filled with drinks, laughter, friends and great tunes. Not to mention the outstanding weather – no rain and lots of sunshine. Like I said, Music Midtown keeps getting better and better each year. I can’t wait to see what they can come up with for next year.

Fitz and the Tantrums

Fitz and the Tantrums

 

Day One of Music Midtown 2014 Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Gallery of Fans Frolicking at #MM2014

Full Photo Gallery of Ron Pope

Full Gallery of Mayer Hawthorne

Full Gallery of BANKS

Full Gallery of Run DMC

Full Gallery of Iggy Azalea

Full Gallery of Lorde

Full Gallery of John Mayer

Day Two of Music Midtown 2014 at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA.

 

Full Gallery of Sleeper Agent

Full Gallery of Magic Man

Full Gallery of The Strypes

Full Gallery of Aer

 

Full Gallery of Third Eye Blind

Full Gallery of twenty one pilots

Full Gallery of B.o.B.

Full Gallery of Fitz & the Tantrums

Full Gallery of Gregg Allman

Full Gallery of Bastille

Full Gallery of Zac Brown Band