Dead & Company has sparked an appearance at the legendary Barton Hall venue at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. The band members shared identical images via social media showing elements of the university’s iconography intertwined with the Grateful Dead’s 13-point lightning bolt and date. May 8, 2023.
Fans of the Grateful Dead’s live repertoire quickly aligned the timing of the impending sideshow concert with one of the most significant dates in San Francisco jamband concert history. May 8, 1977 is widely regarded as one of the ensemble’s best performances.
In addition to a high-quality concert recording, the show also featured unprecedented reprises of “Jack Straw” and “Brown-Eyed Women” during the first set of the night, followed by a perfect combination of “Scarlet Begonias” on “Fire On The Mountain”, as well as “St. Stephen” > “Not Fade Away” > “Morning Dew”, during the second half of the show.
In May 2017, Bob Weir spoke with Rolling Stone and referred to the legendary concert. The musician stated: “I think the show became notable because a particularly good audience tape was made. And that turned around. I think the quality of the recording was good and the placement of the guy was excellent. And whoever made that recording did their best to put it out there so people could hear it.”
Today’s news comes after Dead & Company revealed a compilation of their final tour dates in September. The next run, which has been tagged as the last of the set, will kick off with a pair of shows at The Forum in Los Angeles on May 19 and 20.
Following the tour opening, Bobby Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge will descend on the Ak-Chin Pavilion on May 23, ahead of a one-night stand in the Lone Star State. at the Dos Equis in Dallas. Pavilion on May 26. From there, they’ll hit Atlanta on May 28 before closing out the month of May at the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, NC.
June will pick up dates in the southern region of the United States before a trip to the Northeast. After June 21 and 22 at Citi Field in New York, the group will travel to Boston for their shows at Fenway Park on June 24 and 25.
Following dates at the legendary Folsom Field in Boulder, Colo., the band will ascend to The Gorge Amphitheater for two concerts before traveling up the coast for their final stop at Oracle Park in San Francisco June 14-16.
While the vast majority of Dead & Company’s upcoming concerts are sold out, additional information regarding their final tour can be found on their official website.
This story is still developing, additional information will be added as it is released.