The Dead Plan 'Summer Getaway' With Winwood, Nelson
The Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- will return to tradition this summer, launching a two-leg tour North American tour. The first leg of the Dead Summer GetaThe Dead -- the reunited and renamed surviving members of the Grateful Dead -- will return to tradition this summer, launching a two-leg tour North American tour. The first leg of the Dead Summer Getaway 2003 will kick off June 15 with a previously announced performance at the second annual Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tenn., and last through early July. Details of the second leg, which will run July 29-Aug. 10, have not yet been announced.
Steve Winwood and Willie Nelson will accompany the Dead on the tour's first leg. Winwood is slated for June 17-25 shows, with Nelson joining the tour for concerts scheduled June 27-July 3. Cities and opening acts have not been announced for the July 6-8 stops that will close out the first string of summer dates.
Along with Nelson, the Dead's June 29 date in Vernon, N.Y., will also feature a set by second generation jam band moe. In addition, the Dead will perform at Willie Nelson's Picnic, July 4 in Spicewood, Texas, about an hour outside of Austin. For tour ticket information, visit the Dead's official Web site.
Here are the Dead's confirmed summer tour dates:
June 15: Manchester, Tenn. (Bonnaroo Music Festival)
June 17: TBA (w/Steve Winwood)
June 18: TBA (w/Steve Winwood)
June 20: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Saratoga Performing; w/Steve Winwood)
June 21: Hartford, Conn. (The Meadows; w/Steve Winwood)
June 22: Mansfield, Mass. (Tweeter Center; w/Steve Winwood)
June 24-25: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center w/Steve Winwood)
June 27-28: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Waterfront; w/Willie Nelson)
June 29: Vernon Downs, N.Y. (Vernon Downs Raceway; w/Willie Nelson, moe.)
July 1: Milwaukee, Wis. (Summerfest; w/Willie Nelson)
July 2: St. Louis, Mo. (UMB Bank Pavilion; w/Willie Nelson)
July 4: Spicewood, Texas (Willie Nelson's Picnic @ Two River Canyon Amphitheatre)
July 6: TBA
July 7: TBA
July 8: TBA
July 29-Aug. 10: TBA