The Dead is the current incarnation of the iconic jam band the Grateful Dead, fronted by Jerry Garcia from 1965 up until his death in 1995. The band is composed of the surviving original members of the Grateful Dead: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann.
After Garcia’s death, the band’s remaining members temporarily toured under the moniker The Other Ones before officially switching their name to The Dead. Under the new title, they toured in 2003 and 2004 before splitting to pursue various side projects. RatDog is the primary solo band for Weir, while Lesh frequently performs with his project, Phil Lesh and Friends.
The Dead reformed in 2008 to perform several benefit events for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama. The special concerts fueled speculation about an official reunion, which was confirmed for spring and summer 2009. The Dead remains a popular draw among core audience, called “Deadheads,” with fans often seeking tickets to multiple concerts per tour.
PRESS RELEASE: “GRATEFUL DEAD PARTNERS WITH THAT’S MY TICKET” LOS ANGELES (Rhino Entertainment) May 27, 2011 – Grateful Dead Productions and Rhino Entertainment have partnered with That’s My Ticket to create unique ticket display and ticket-related products. In 1983, after growing tired of watching promoters and scalpers profit from... Read more
Former Grateful Dead compatriots Phil Lesh and Bob Weir are ready to embark on a two-leg tour of the United States with their year-old band Furthur. The fall trek begins on the West Coast, where Lesh and Weir have plotted a six-city itinerary that opens September 16-17 at Cuthbert... Read more
The Dead Weather formed only a year ago, but the collaborative quartet will prove its gusto for playing together — both in the studio and live — with the upcoming release of its second album and a summer filled with headline shows. Jack White’s latest rock conglomerate has 16... Read more
With just about a year of official band activity under their belts, prolific musician Jack White and his creative partners in The Dead Weather are heading back out on the road. The rock collective’s 13-date spring tour will travel from coast to coast from April 15 at The Fillmore... Read more
The latest news from Brooks & Dunn and Def Leppard are part of the daily tour recap for August 11, as compiled by TicketNews. Country duo Brooks & Dunn dropped a bombshell early this week as the pair announced its plans to split after a final 2010 tour. Dates... Read more
It has only been a couple weeks since The Dead completed their long-awaited spring tour on May 16 in Quincy, WA. But one of the band’s founding members and his primary band, Bob Weir & RatDog, are already prepared to counter that run with a 24-city tour of their... Read more
In his various projects over the years, from The White Stripes to The Raconteurs, eclectic singer-songwriter Jack White has been a front-and-center leader. But when his latest effort, The Dead Weather, makes its national touring debut this summer, White will be taking a backseat. Though he is the de... Read more
Spring concert tours by Fall Out Boy and The Dead are just two of the events with ticket sales closing during the week ending May 18, as compiled by TicketNews. Fall Out Boy has just four concerts left on its spring tour of North America, which closes on May... Read more
As Ticketmaster Entertainment and New York Sen. Charles Schumer both complain about the evils of secondary ticket market, a little known fact has emerged: Two of the bigger tours of the year are experiencing plummeting ticket prices on the secondary market, creating bargain conditions for fans. Bruce Springsteen tickets... Read more
With their long-awaited Spring Fling Tour just a few weeks away, The Dead are hoping to edge out ticket scalpers when it comes to the best seats in the house. The iconic jam band recently announced that it held back prime seats during public on-sales for each concert, opting... Read more