The Grateful Dead? Without Jerry Garcia? That’s preposterous.
Over 50 years after their iconic performance at Woodstock, surviving members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann—with help from John Mayer, and Tedeschi Trucks Band founding member Oteil Burbridge, continue to amaze old and young fans with their no-two-setlists-are-the-same policy, and twenty minute jam sessions.
But their tour schedule has been nothing short of torturous for Tampa Bay fans, as there hasn’t been a recorded show from the guys since a 2005 appearance at the St. Pete Times Forum. Weir did do a solo show at St. Pete’s Jannus Live merely weeks before the world shut down, but that’s the closest Tampa Bay has gotten to a Dead show in what feels like ages.
But the rock veterans just announced that the 21st century iteration of The Grateful Dead—Dead & Company, will embark on a 31-date US tour late this summer, including a stop at Tampa’s MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheater on Oct. 7.
TicketMaster’s Verified Fan program is currently the only way you’ll be able to get your hands on these tickets. You can sign up right now until 1:00AM on May 17. If you’re lucky and make the list, your presale begins May 19.
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