Dead & Company, the latest revitalized legacy project in the name of The Grateful Dead, announced Wednesday afternoon that they will kick off their 25-date summer tour in honor of their humble beginnings with a free show at the Fillmore.
The line-up consists of original founding members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir with John Mayer, featuring Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti. Tickets are available via LiveNation — but these are gonna go fast.
The catch of it all (there is always a catch) echoes guitarist Bob Weir’s parting words following the massively successful Fare Thee Well events in Santa Clara and Chicago last summer: “Please be kind.” Dead & Co. will hold you on the honor system that, if you score a free ticket to the Fillmore show, you will “‘pay it forward’ in some way, large or small, and share those acts of kindness with us by using the hashtag #DeadandCoSF. Please share your good deeds and generosity with us, and let the cosmos know how you are paying it forward.”
Even though many cities and towns in the Bay Area have their own personalized connection to the band, San Francisco’s relationship to the Dead is unlike any other. Linked deeply with famed concert promoter Bill Graham and the Fillmore, the band played a number of free shows throughout the city, attracting thousands wherever they set up, be it planned Golden Gate park event or a Haight Street intersection.
Dead & Company
May 23, 2016