Dead & Company- Grateful Dead and John Mayer- Announce US Tour

Grateful Dead band members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann have teamed with John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ Oteil Burbridge and Ratdog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti to form Dead & Company. The supergroup/reunion has now revealed a full fall and winter tour schedule.

Dead & Company 2015 Tour Dates:
10/29 – Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
10/31 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11/01 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
11/06 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/10 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
12/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
12/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
12/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
12/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

Tickets go on sale August 28th, with America Express pre-sales beginning on the 26th.

Bob Weir and John Mayer perform together on the Late Late Show

Bob Weir John MayerOn Thursday night, John Mayer welcomed Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir to the show.

Weir discussed the band’s  50th anniversary reunion at Solider Field this summer. Most notably, he explained that they’ll likely go by the Dead, and not Grateful Dead. “I think the Grateful Dead, you can’t when half of those guys are pushing up daisies, you can’t call it that.”

The real highlight, however, came when Weir took the stage with Mayer to perform a pair of Grateful Dead classics: “Truckin’” and “Althea”. Watch the former performance below.

This Day in Music History — November 3

1972 : Carly Simon and James Taylor get married, creating a musical power-couple not seen until Jay-Z and Beyonce tied the knot. The marriage lasts 11 years

1990 : After being featured prominently in the smash hit film Ghost, The Righteous Brothers’ version of Unchained Melody returns to the top of the UK charts after 25 years.

1991 : More than 300,000 people attend a free concert in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park in memory of rock promoter Bill Graham. Among the acts performing are the Grateful Dead; Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young; Joan Baez; Santana; and Journey (which reunited for the event).

1993 : Leon Theremin dies. Theremin (1896-1993) was a Russian inventor, most famous for the Theremin, one of the first electronic musical instruments. Popularized in the Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations, the device was used to create those futuristic sound effects in many sci-fi movies.

2004 : Eric Clapton is made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace.

This Day in Music History — August 14

1985 : Three years after their duet The Girl Is Mine, Paul McCartney advises Michael Jackson to invest in publishing. Jackson makes a winning bid of $47.5 million for the rights to over 250 Lennon-McCartney Beatles songs owned by ATV publishing, which turns out to be a great investment, but kills their friendship.

1987 : Guns N’ Roses kick off their first North American tour at a show in Halifax. They’re the opening act for The Cult.

1995 : Grateful Dead meet and decide to break up after the recent tragedy of founder/leader Jerry Garcia’s death.

1999 : Former teen idol Leif Garrett pleads guilty to drug possession in Los Angeles and is ordered into rehab.