Dead and Company is making a return this summer with a 17-date tour.
Grateful Dead singer and guitarist Bob Weir and drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will be playing alongside John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboard player Jeff Chimenti on the tour, which starts in July.
The first two dates will be played on July 10 and 11 at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, and the tour will reach one of Chicago’s best music venues, Wrigley field, for two shows on July 24 and 25.
The tour dates will be the only headlining performances for the band this year and will include two nights of performances at Boston’s Fenway Park to close the tour on August 7 and 8.
Dead and Company is joining a host of artists visiting Chicago in the summer, including Fall Out Boy, Green Day, and Maroon 5.
Other dates include the band’s debut at East Rutherford’s MetLife Stadium on August 1, a venue where the Grateful Dead has performed a combined 30 performances.
Tickets go on general sale on Friday, February 14, with a pre-sale open to American Express cardholders through to 10 pm on Thursday, February 13.
VIP ticket packages for all dates and travel packages for select cities are now on sale via CID Entertainment.
The band is also working with unChangeit Climate Campaign to cover all projected carbon emissions, including fan travel to and from the tour. A press release from the band noted funds ‘will immediately fund important projects around the world that directly fight climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.”
The band has gotten itself out there over the last year, playing various venues across the city including Square Garden in New York, the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, and the Chase Center in San Fransisco.
The band has also been confirmed for this spring’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, where they will play on May 2.
Since their debut in 2015, the band has consistently delivered jam-heavy shows to maintain the legacy of the Grateful Dead.
The group was formed when John Mayer invited the Grateful Dead onto The Late Late Show, and invited guitarist Bob Weir to join him in a studio performance. A bond was built between the two, and Mayer eventually joined the original GD members in August alongside Chimenti and Burbridge.
The band has completed six tours playing to 3.4 million fans since then and has sold 2.8 million tickets across 149 shows. In between scheduled tours, Dead and Company hosts its annual ‘Playing in the Sand’ all-inclusive concert vacation in Mexico which features three intimate gigs over three nights on the beach.
This year’s event took place between January 18 and 20. The band posted on Facebook: “The end to an incredible trip with Dead & Company. We are ever so grateful for the time we get to spend together on the beach. Get home safe! #PlayingintheSand”
Summer 2020 tour dates:
- Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado
- Monday, July 13, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St. Louis, Maryland Heights, Missouri
- Wednesday, July 15, Ruoff Home Mortgage Center, Noblesville, Indiana
- Friday, July 17, Truist Park, Atlanta
- Saturday, July 18, Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Amphitheater, Raleigh, North Carolina
- Monday, July 20, Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati
- Wednesday, July 22, DTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkston, Michigan
- Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25, Wrigley Field, Chicago
- Monday, July 27, Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
- Wednesday, July 29, Herseypark Stadium, Hershey, Pennsylvania
- Saturday, Aug. 1, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
- Monday, Aug. 3, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York
- Wednesday, Aug. 5, Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, Virginia
- Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8, Fenway Park, Boston