Deadheads To Invade Occupy Wall Street In November
- Published on October 24, 2011
- By Julia Rickert
On the night of Furthur's November 10 Madison Square Garden show, 10,000 Deadheads will take over Occupy Wall Street according to a recent Facebook page. The event was created in an attempt to motivate Deadheads and other music lovers to get more involved in politics and the current protest situation going on in New York City and various cities across the globe.
Although there isn't much information on the event page, there have been daily posts and updates from all sorts of news sources like the Huffington Post, OccupyTogether.org and YouTube. So far, only slightly over 1,200 people have "liked" the page.
Source: OWS Facebook Page
New Grateful Dead Archive Series Begins in 2012
- Published on October 24, 2011
- By Matt Tapia
If you are an avid collector of Grateful Dead commercial releases of classic shows, and you're upset over the recent halt on production of the fantastic “Road Trips” series, then you will rejoice over the new archival series known as “Dave’s Picks”.
The series is named after current Dead archivist Dave Lemieux. There will only be 12,000 individually numbered CDs made with the first show released being the May 25, 1977 event at The Mosque in Richmond, Virginia from the fantastic Spring of ’77 tour.
You can purchase a subscription to this very special collection to receive 12 CDs quarterly throughout the year and be eligible to receive a bonus disc that will be included with Volume 2. If you subscribe before December 15, 2011, you can get the early-bird subscription rate from the Dead store for $95.50, which saves you over $30.00.
Source: Grateful Dead
Furthur New Year's Eve: San Francisco
- Published on October 14, 2011
- By Sean Wilmsen
Further will ring in 2012 with a three-night run at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco from December 29 through the 31.
Mail order begins Saturday, October 15 and will continue until November 12, while Internet pre-sale begins on Monday, October 17 at Noon EDT and ends Thursday October 20 at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Public on-sale starts on Friday, October 21 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
To check out more fall tour dates from Furthur check out their fall tour dates.
Mickey Hart Band Announce Nov.-Dec. Tour
- Published on September 29, 2011
- By Matt Tapia
Mark your calendars, folks - The Mickey Hart Band will be coming to a town near you in November and December. This lineup for The Mickey Hart Band is made up of vocalists Crystal Monee Hall and Tim Hockenberry, bassist Dave Schools, drummer Ian "Inx" Herman, guitarist Gawain Matthews, percussionist Sikuru Adepoju, keyboardist Ben Yonas and of course, former Grateful Dead member Mickey Hart.
The 14-date tour starts off in Eugene, OR at the McDonald Theatre on November 30. This is the same lineup that debuted back in August to joyous fans in New York and San Francisco. The fan club pre-sale and VIP tickets are on sale now at MickeyHart.net with all of the ticket fees going to Music Therapy and can be purchased on Mickey Hart.net with all ticket fees going to Music Therapy. The general on-sale takes place October 1.
Mickey Hart Tour Dates
11/30/11 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
12/01/11 Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
12/02/11 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theatre
12/03/11 Arcata, CA - Arcata Theater
12/05/11 Solana Beach, CA- Belly Up Tavern
12/06/11 Phoenix, AZ - The Compound Grill
12/08/11 Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
12/09/11 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
12/10/11 Denver, CO - Oriental Theatre
12/12/11 Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
12/13/11 St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
12/15/11 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
12/16/11 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
12/17/11 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Source: Mickey Hart
Furthur Announces Early Fall Western Tour
- Published on June 06, 2011
- By AUS10B
Over the weekend, Furthur, the greatest "cover" band gracing the stages today, announced a string of dates throughout the western United States with stops at iconic venues that were seemingly created for a live Furthur experience, including the storied Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO.
Furthur, featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, will begin their fall western tour with three nights at the Cuthbert Amphitheater in Eugene, OR before heading further south for multiple night stints at Red Rocks, The Greek Theater and the Monterey County Fairgrounds.
If you have never had the chance to catch Furthur before in the live setting, do yourself a favor and make it out to one of these historic venues and witness some truly great musicians who have had such a great influence on our scene. Besides Lesh and Weir, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and drummer Joe Russo make up an excellent percussion section and lead singer John Kadlecik channels Jerry Garcia in a manner that is unrivaled.
Tickets are available starting today via the mail order option and online on June 10. Check out more information on the band's website.
Furthur September-October Dates
Sep. 23-Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
Sep. 24-Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
Sep. 25-Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR
Sep. 27-Adams Event Center @ University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Sep. 28-Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT
Sep. 30-Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Oct. 1-Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Oct. 2-Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO
Oct. 4-The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 5-The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 6-The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 7-Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA
Oct. 8-Monterey County Fairgrounds, Monterey, CA
Furthur Announces Summer Tour
- Published on April 11, 2011
- By AUS10B
Furthur, the greatest "cover band" to grace the stages of the U.S. in recent history, if not ever, announced a slew of summer tour dates over the weekend, mainly in the North and East Coast.
The band, which features Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh as well as virtuoso drummer Joe Russo and former Dark Star Orchestra front-man John Kadlecik, will make a two night stop at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA on June 3 and 4 before taking a break in anticipation of their headlining performance at All Good Music Festival on July 15.
After All Good, Furthur will head out on the road making stops in Boston, Philadelphia, Georgia, Florida and Gathering of the Vibes among other places.
Furthur Summer Tour Dates
June 3 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
June 4 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
July 14 - All Good Music Festival - Masontown, WV
July 16 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - Bethel, NY
July 17 - Nikon at Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY
July 19 - Saratoga Performing Arts Center - Saratoga Springs, NY
July 21 - Comcast Center - Mansfield, MA
July 22 - Gathering of the Vibes - Bridgeport, CT
July 23 - The Mann Center - Philadelphia, PA
July 24 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
July 26 - Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center - Canandaigua, NY
July 28 - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek - Raleigh, NC
July 29 - Charter Amphitheatre - Simpsonville, SC
July 30 - St. Augustine Amphithatre - St. Augustine, FL
July 31 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, Alpharetta, GA
Mail-in ticket requests are already available and will be until May 20. Internet pre-sales began April 11 at noon EST.
Check out our review of their three-night run at Colorado's 1st Bank Center here.
Gratefulfest 2011 Headlined By Three Nights of DSO
- Published on April 01, 2011
- By AUS10B
The 12th installment of Gratefulfest, taking place each year at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park in Ohio over the Fourth of July weekend, returns this year with three nights of Dark Star Orchestra, The 7 Walkers featuring former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann and BoomBox as well as many other Dead influenced acts.
Other acts slated to perform at this intimate festival include Keller Williams, Railroad Earth, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Donna Jean Band featuring Donna Jean Godchaux of the Grateful Dead (and mother of Zion Rock Godchaux who is half of BoomBox), David Gans, Klyph Black and Rumor Has It, Katz-n-Jammers and The Spikedrivers with many more to be announced.
Gratefulfest is perhaps the best kept secret of the festival season in one of the most beautiful locations imaginable. Situated on 250 acres of woods and meadows and resting on a bed of pink quartz, Nelson Ledges is truly a spiritual place, described on its website as a "known magnetic energy vortex."
For those who don't wish to take in String Cheese and heavy electronica at Electric Forest or who aren't interested in eight sets of Phish at Superball IX, Gratefulfest offers a completely affordable amazing time over the Independence Day holiday.
For more information on Gratefulfest 12 check out their website. Ticketing information should be available soon.
Source: Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
GALLERY: Furthur Night Five at the Tower Theater
- Published on March 24, 2011
- By Nick Rhodes
Furthur capped off a five-night run in Philadelphia's Tower Theater on Wednesday, March 23 with an energetic and highly-praised performance of old-favorites and rare gems. Check out the setlist and a photo gallery from the show by Sean Downey below.
[Photographs by Sean Downey]
03.23.11 – Tower Theater – Upper Darby, PA
Set I: Here Comes Sunshine, Reuben and Cherise, Greatest Story Ever Told, Dupree's Diamond Blues, Money For Gasoline, Doin' That Rag, Lost Sailor > Saint of Circumstance
Set II: Truckin' > Caution > Nobody Girl > China Doll > Uncle John's Band > Let it Grow > Scarlet Begonias > Midnight Hour
Encore: Donor Rap, Johnny B. Goode
Furthur's next stop is three nights at the famed Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY starting Friday, March 25. For a complete list of tour dates, check out their official website.