Deadheads unite, Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will join the four living original members of The Grateful Dead for three 50th-anniversary shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
The Dead’s last performance with Jerry Garcia, who died in August 1995, was at the same stadium on July 9, 1995.
These shows will be the final for the “core four” : Bob Weir, 67; Phil Lesh, 74; Mickey Hart, 71; and Bill Kreutzmann, 68.
The Phish frontman told Billboard.com: “I got a really heart-warming letter from Phil saying that he and the other three guys had talked about it and hoped I would do it. I didn’t hesitate for a second to say yes. It’s an absolute honor to be part of this final chapter.”
With a general public onsale through Ticketmaster starting February 14th, check out Dead50.net for ticketing information.
“Lookin’ forward to this one, oh boy, you bet,” commented Bob Weir. “Let’s see just how much fun we can have this 4th of July.”