New On Sale Date for Grateful Dead “Fare Thee Well” Event After Mail Order Inundated with Over 60,000 Envelopes
On July 3-5 the four core surviving members of the Grateful Dead—Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir—will reunite for their final shows together, performing two sets a night at Chicago’s Soldier Field. The four musicians will be joined at by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards) and Bruce Hornsby (piano) at “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead.” Traditional Grateful Dead Ticketing mail order began on January 20 and due to the massive public response, ticketing plans have changed slightly to allow the folks at GDTS TOO to process over 60,000 envelopes which have arrived (requesting an estimated 350,000+ tickets for the three nights). As a result there will be no additional pre-sales and the new public on-sale has been moved from February 14 to February 28th at 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster. Additional details about the event can be found at Dead50.net.