The Dead begin a summer tour June 12 at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. The three-month U.S. Wave That Flag tour will hit 28 cities before concluding Aug. 19 at Atlanta's Hi-FiBuys Amphithe
The Dead begin a summer tour June 12 at the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, Tenn. The three-month U.S. Wave That Flag tour will hit 28 cities before concluding Aug. 19 at Atlanta's Hi-FiBuys Amphitheatre. Highlights include five nights at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a performance with the Allman Brothers Band at Washington's Gorge Amphitheatre and multiple dates in Boston, New Jersey and New York.
The tour plays primarily Clear Channel Entertainment venues. The Dead are booked by Jonathan Levine at Monterey Peninsula Artists.
This time out, the Dead comprises original Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart (percussion, drums, vocals), Bill Kreutzmann (drums), Phil Lesh (bass, vocals) and Bob Weir (guitar, vocals), along with keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, guitarist Jimmy Herring and the newest member, guitarist Warren Haynes.
Although the band toured last summer, this will be the Dead's most extensive string of dates since the founding members reunited under the moniker in 2002.
Haynes will join the band on all dates, and will open half the tour with solo acoustic sets. Longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter will open the remaining dates with solo acoustic performances.
Tickets for the Wave That Flag tour go on sale Saturday (April 17). Early tickets are available through Grateful Dead Ticketing.