The sound you might have heard this week was that of Deadheads busting out their mothballed tour gear and seeing if they can still fit into those faded tie-dyes and backless peasant tops.
Since fans played it cool over last weekend's two-day reunion festival of the surviving members of the Grateful Dead in Wisconsin (see "Surviving Grateful Dead Members Reunite For First Time Since Garcia's Death"), the ultimate jam group is returning the favor and taking their show back on the road.
Seven years after the death of legendary guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia, the
Other Ones — guitarist/singer Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh, drummer
Bill Kreutzmann and percussionist Mickey Hart — have kept their
promise to mount a U.S. tour this fall. The 13-city outing will kick off
November 14 in Roanoke, Virginia, and is currently slated to run through
December 2 in Rosemont, Illinois, according to the group's Web site.
The Other Ones used their first full reunion shows last weekend —
Hart, Weir and Lesh have performed as the Other Ones, sans Kreutzmann, since
Garcia's death — as a test to see if their fans could peacefully
assemble. Walworth County, Wisconsin, authorities initially denied the band
a permit for the shows — billed as "Terrapin Station: A Grateful Dead
Family Reunion — at East Troy, Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Theatre
based on fears that tens of thousands of ticketless fans would show up and
cause havoc (see "Wisconsin Officials
Revive Dead Reunion Show").
As with the Wisconsin shows, keyboardists Jeff Chimenti and Rob Barocco and
guitarist/singer Jimmy Herring will fill out the band's roster.
Other Ones tour dates:
- 11/14 - Roanoke, VA @ Roanoke Civic Center
- 11/15 - Washington, DC @ MCI Center
- 11/16 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena
- 11/18 - Boston, MA @ FleetCenter
- 11/19 - Boston, MA @ FleetCenter
- 11/20 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Continental Airlines Arena
- 11/22 - Hartford, CT @ Hartford Civic Center
- 11/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Spectrum
- 11/24 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Union Spectrum
- 11/26 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
- 11/27 - Cleveland, OH @ Gund Arena
- 11/29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mellon Arena
- 11/30 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
- 12/1 - Indianapolis, IN @ Conseco Fieldhouse
- 12/2 - Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena