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01/12/18 - From a Reddit AMA with Dennis McNally:
Iam_DennisMcNally[S]01/12/18 - GarciaLive Volume 10 is a 2 CD set from 5/20/90.
As to "Jerry Before the Dead." Yes, it got delayed for a lot of reasons, but the release date, I am now told, is in May. 5 LPs in vinyl, 4 CDs. A sampling of all of his various folk and bluegrass groups from 1961 to 1964, including songs from the only known tape of Bob & Jerry in 1961. I and a guy named Brian Miksis produced it. Some really wonderful stuff, and I urge you all to run out and buy it when you can -- keep an eye on the Jerry website and they'll tell you how.
12/21/17 - Dave's Picks Vol. 26 is a 3 CD set from 11/17/71 and 12/14/71.
10/24/17 - Dave's Picks Vol. 25 is a CD set from 11/06/77.
10/17/17 - Dave's Picks Volume 24 is a 3 CD set from 8/25/72.
08/01/17 - Before the Dead is a 4 CD set of Jerry Garcia's solo work from 1961-1964.
08/01/17 - RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., July 12 & 13, 1989, a 6 CD set, will be released on 11/10/17.
07/24/17 - Dave's Picks Vol. 23 is a 3 CD set from 1/22/78.
07/05/17 - A Bob Weir memoir will be released in hardcover, large print paperback, and audiobook formats on 09/15/18.
06/29/17 - Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies 2017 will feature 7/12/89 from Washington, D.C.
06/27/17 - From a Reddit AMA with Trixie Garcia and Marc Allan [of Red Light Management]:
MarcAllan06/21/17 - GarciaLive Volume 9 is a 2 CD set from 8/11/74.
I should first specify that our role is specifically related to Jerry's work outside of the Grateful Dead. We have a wonderful relationship with the team who represent the Dead as well, which is a huge bonus!
The vault has a good amount of material from throughout Garcia's solo work. If I had to point out "holes" we don't have as much mid 80's (think 83/84) material in the vault, but there is still a good sampling. There isn't much missing once DAT players came onto the scene, as by that point Jerry's production team was recording pretty much on a nightly basis.
Luckily, there is also a wealth of material that Jerry and Merl did together as well as a good amount of mid and late 70's material.
I can answer that we do have a copy of 8/10/91 in the vault, as well as June 1989 at Eel River...maybe we can do something with both of those shows, a French's Camp box of some sorts. Would y'all dig that?
05/09/17 - An official page for the documentary Long Strange Trip is now up and lists numerous theater locations for the 5/25/17 showing.
05/05/17 - According to the Charleston Post and Courier, the documentary Long Strange Trip will be screened in 50 theaters across the U.S. The site Showtimes.com lists a number of states showing the film on 5/25/17.
04/18/17 - A Various Artists compilation titled Iconic Performances from the Monterey International Pop Festival will be released on 6/9/17, and it will include one track from the GD, "Cold Rain And Snow."
04/12/17 - The Ardmore Music Hall near Philadelphia will screen Long Strange Trip on 6/10/17.
03/31/17 - Amazon Studios will release Long Strange Trip theatrically on May 26 in New York and Los Angeles.
03/28/17 - The Long Strange Trip Soundtrack will be released on 05/26/17.
03/23/17 - The Grateful Dead Movie 40th Anniversary Fan Meet-Up (in theaters on 04/20/17) will include "exclusive access to a special mini-documentary featuring fans reminiscing about the most famous Grateful Dead show of all time, which took place 40 years ago, on May 8, 1977, at Barton Hall at Cornell University," and according to Rolling Stone, "an exclusive excerpt from the upcoming authorized Dead documentary Long Strange Trip will also screen during the Meet-Up."
03/22/17 - The documentary Long Strange Trip will be screened in San Francisco on 4/15/17 and in Toronto on 4/30/17, 5/3/17 & 5/5/17.
03/15/17 - From JamBase:
Marc Allan: In fact, right now we’re looking at our next Merl [Saunders & Jerry Garcia] release. That kind of started from an e-mail from Justin Kreutzmann, who said, “Hey, have you guys put out anything with Jerry, Merl and Billy on it?” So we’re playing around with the concept of what we can do with that, and that’s probably going to be [GarciaLive] Vol. 9.03/09/17 - There is a Twitter page and a Facebook page for the Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip.
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JamBase: Are you sticking to a set cadence of Garcia releases?
MA: We are trying to. Post-50th anniversary, we’re kind of making sure we get out one per quarter.
02/16/17 - The Grateful Dead's May 1977: Get Shown The Light box set will contain four entire performances from 05/05->09/77. Cornell 5/8/77 (a 3 CD set) will also be issued separately.
02/14/17 - The documentary Long Strange Trip will be screened in Columbia, MO on 3/2/17 and in Austin, TX on 3/10/17 & 3/15/17.
01/19/17 - From Deadline:
Amazon paid a whopping sum in excess of $6 million for Long Strange Trip, the 4-hour documentary on The Grateful Dead by director Amir Bar-Lev and producer Martin Scorsese, before the film’s premiere. Amazon, squarely in the Oscar race for last year’s $10 million Sundance acquisition Manchester By The Sea, will shortly set a distributor for a limited theatrical window before it streams the movie on Amazon Prime, and cut it into 6-pieces for television.01/19/17 - The Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip will debut May 26 on Amazon Prime Video.
01/14/17 - GarciaLive Volume 8 is a 2 CD set from 11/23/91.
01/05/17 - According to Dead.net, "with only two weeks left to get in on the subscriptions for Dave's Picks 2017, we wanted to reveal the Dave's Picks 22 show selection, [which is] the complete show from 12/7/71 at the Felt Forum in New York City. . . Because the show is relatively short at "only" two and a half hours, we have added the bulk of the second set from the previous night. . . And to make this release akin to a mini-box set, the 2017 Bonus Disc will feature the bulk of the rest of this 12/6/71 show."
12/14/16 - In January 2017 the Sundance Film Festival will present the world premiere of the Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip (directed by Amir Bar-Lev and executive produced by Martin Scorsese).
11/17/16 - Dave's Picks Vol. 21 is a CD set from 04/02/73. Also, there will be "a special album reissue series that will include two-disc deluxe editions and limited edition vinyl picture disc versions of all the group’s studio and live albums," starting on 01/20/17 with The Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, which will have a bonus disc of 07/29/66 plus filler from 07/30/66.
10/25/16 - Dave's Picks Vol. 20 is a 3 CD set from 12/09/81.
10/06/16 - Folk Time, an album of Fall 1962 recordings by The Hart Valley Drifters (Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, David Nelson, Ken Frankel and Norm Van Maastricht) will be released on 11/11/16.
10/05/16 - From the Louisville Eccentric Observer:
[Zakir Hussain] on his most recent collaboration with Mickey Hart and recording new pieces for an expanded 25th-anniversary edition of Planet Drum: "It’s been very busy working on a new record. Universal Music has decided to reissue it and wanted to create a buzz about it, and asked us to work up some new material. So we were doing that, and in the process, Mickey and I had the bug bite us, to start an entirely new record, so we are co-producing this new CD. Again, it’s about rhythms and the technology that exists today, and how both exist in the same world at the same time. So we are trying to find new ways to express time, as far as rhythms of the world are concerned."08/08/16 - Dear Jerry: Celebrating The Music Of Jerry Garcia CD/DVD sets will be released on 10/14/16.
08/04/16 - Bob Weir's new album Blue Mountain will be released on 09/30/16.
07/12/16 - Dave's Picks Vol. 19 is a 3 CD set from 1/23/70 and 1/24/70. Also, there are reports that GarciaLive Volume 7 is a previously uncirculated JGB show from 11/8/76.
06/08/16 - The 12/28/15 Dead & Company version of Slipknot->Franklin's Tower that was shown before and after Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies 2016 is included on the new Dead & Company album On The Road: Nov. - Dec. 2015.
05/12/16 - From a recent David Lemieux interview:
David Lemieux: There were some tapes that were missing from the Dead's archive from about 1976, '77, and '78, and those tapes have always existed, they've just not been in the Dead's archive, and we've now been working with the people who own these tapes and collaborated with them to have them returned to the Grateful Dead's archive, which, as an archivist and a Deadhead, is about as exciting as it gets, because it means, as an archivist, these tapes are moving back into the archive, they're going home, and that's nice to look on the shelves now and see these previously big gaps in the physical space in the archive now filling back up, and as a Deadhead, knowing how exciting this music is.05/09/16 - GarciaLive Volume 6 is a 3 CD set from 07/05/73.
04/28/16 - From Blackbird Presents:
Blackbird Presents and Concord Bicycle Music are partnering to distribute three of Blackbird Presents’ most extraordinary concert events. The upcoming releases include “The Musical Mojo of Dr. John: A Celebration of Mac & His Music” to be released via Concord Records and “The Life & Songs Of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration” and “Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia,” both to be available via Rounder Records. All three will be available in a range of configurations, including CD, DVD, two-disc CD/DVD packages, and all digital formats. Blackbird is also poised to begin discussions with a range of broadcast outlets for these concert specials. Official street dates and complete tracklistings for all three releases will be announced soon.04/04/16 - The official page for the Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies 2016 is now up. Also, Fandango.com is now showing some theater locations.
03/24/16 - Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies 2016 will feature 7/2/89 from Foxboro, MA. "In addition to the full show, Dead & Co will show footage from the fall tour, behind the scenes & Interviews leading up to the summer tour."
03/19/16 - Ken Frankel's website has some new info about (and brief audio excerpts from) a potential upcoming Garcia-related release featuring The Hart Valley Drifters in Stanford, CA, Fall 1963.
03/15/16 - From Dead.net:
We’re pleased to announce JULY 1978: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS, five incredible unreleased shows and the first official release from the long-lost “Betty Boards,” recently returned to the Grateful Dead’s vault. . . Limited to 15,000 individually numbered copies, JULY 1978: THE COMPLETE RECORDINGS includes Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO (7/1/78), St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, MN (7/3/78), Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, NE (7/5/78), and Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison CO (7/7/78 and 7/8/78)03/08/16 - The 4-LP set Capitol Theatre, Passaic NJ 4/25/77 (from the 30 Trips Around The Sun boxed set) will be released on 04/16/16.
01/22/16 - A DVD from the September 2013 performances by Bob Weir and Blackberry Smoke will be released in the spring.
01/12/16 - Dave's Picks Vol. 18 is a 3 CD set from 07/17/76 with bonus material from 07/16/76.
01/08/16 - The 3-LP set Shrine Exposition Hall, Los Angeles, CA 11/10/1967 (from the 30 Trips Around The Sun boxed set) will be released on 01/19/16.
12/16/15 - From today's Facebook Q&A with Trixie Garcia:
Matt Bialosuknia12/15/15 - According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon Studios is set to develop a limited bio series about the Grateful Dead based on Steve Parish's book Home Before Daylight. "Bob Weir . . . will executive produce along with Parish, and Weir will oversee all aspects of music for the series."
What is the status of more Jerry Garcia Band/Garcia Saunders/Garcia Grisman vault audio releases?
we have a schedule, every year there will be a few more releases from the vault. 2016 already has two great selections lined up, I cant tell!
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Dominic Jules DeVito
Another question for you, Trixie: Any chance the recordings that were released under the "Pure Jerry" imprint could see the light of day again, perhaps as official GarciaLive releases? Those old Pure Jerry CDs are pricey now!
we are working on getting everything back out in one form or another... this is long term
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Hi Trixie, sorry my question is not about the book…. but I was wondering if the latest JGB release Broadway act one is the first in a series of releases…and if so, does this replace the Garcialive series or should we expect twice the amount of releases this coming year….(ps: I'm the Colin from the website, Marks friend…hi)
hello colin! this guy was huge in building the jerrygarcia.com site. thank you thank you! we ARE planning to release more broadway shows! these are just different projects, dont expect 2x the releases!
11/13/15 - A new Various Artists compilation titled Gift Wrapped 3 - A Holiday Smörgåsbord is now available, and it includes one track from the GD, "Run Run Rudolph (Live at Madison Square Garden 12/7/71)."
11/04/15 - Two more excerpts from the upcoming audiobook edition of McNally's Jerry on Jerry here: 1 & 2
11/03/15 - According to the 2015 edition of the Grateful Dead Almanac, Dave's Picks Vol. 17 is from 07/19/74.
11/01/15 - Dave's Picks 2016 Subscription info is now up.
10/25/15 - On today's Tales From The Golden Road broadcast David Lemieux said, "we do have some pretty major things coming up in 2016 that I think within the next couple of weeks you're going to start hearing a lot more about."
10/06/15 - Dave's Picks Vol. 16 is a 3 CD set from 03/28/73.
08/18/15 - From Relix:
As we begin our exploration of the [Grateful Dead's] 50 year anniversary, it seemed fitting to discuss The Warlocks’ participation at the Acid Tests with [Ken] Babbs. Although Kesey never completed his own memoir of this era before he passed away in 2001, Babbs is currently working on such a tome. He explains, “It’s not a novel, and it’s not a memoir. It is what you call a ‘burlesque,’ and the definition of a burlesque is ‘a historical occurrence embellished with inventions and exaggerations.’ This is perfect for me because it’s all about the adventures with Kesey, the Pranksters and our friends.”08/14/15 - About 7 minutes worth of the upcoming audiobook edition of McNally's Jerry on Jerry here: Garcia talks about fiddle player Scotty Stoneman
08/05/15 - Dead & Company (Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Jeff Chimenti, John Mayer and Oteil Burbridge) will play 10/31/15 at Madison Square Garden in NYC. I plan to post updates about the new band on my At The Festival page.
07/15/15 - Dave’s Picks Vol. 15 is a 3 CD set from 04/22/78.
07/08/15 - Download audio of all five Fare Thee Well shows (from Archive.org)
07/06/15 - There are six new This is Jerry: The Movie trailers.
07/06/15 - From p.84 of the July/August 2015 issue of Relix:
[Trixie Garcia is now] on the board of the Grateful Dead with the band's surviving members—Lesh, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. In many ways, she has become Garcia's avatar. . . She's excited that M.G. is writing a book. She's relieved that her mother finally gets to participate. Trixie's also had a hand in planning the Dead's 50th anniversary shows; some of the proceeds will go to restoring the Jerry Garcia Ampitheater.07/03/15 - From Facebook.com/DeadBase50:
Bob Gassel07/02/15 - From The Guardian:
So is this [Fare Thee Well] mini tour technically the first "Grateful Dead" shows since the 1995 Soldier Field run?
Yes, I would say so. Unlike in the past where they have specifically used different names like "The Other Ones" or "The Dead", this configuration has no other name and is widely being referred to as "Grateful Dead".
Even though members of the Dead have had other musical projects, from the Other Ones and Ratdog to Kreutzmann’s Billy & the Kids, it took 20 years for them to feel the time was right to perform together again as the Grateful Dead.06/26/15 - The July/August issue of Relix will feature "a variety of pieces on the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary."
Kreutzmann says he felt not doing so short-changed the band’s fans. As more time stretched between their last performance and this weekend, the market has been flooded with substitutes, including a sprawling subculture of Grateful Dead cover bands, many of whom fill theatres performing entire shows from the past. One player, John Kadlecik, of Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra, even proved he had the mettle to substitute for Garcia in Further, a band fronted by Dead founder members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh.
Even though he sees the cover bands as “a compliment” to the strength of the band’s songwriting, Kreutzmann says the Fare Three Well shows are meant as a final testament by the original band itself.
“Fans deserve to hear great music again and this is the last opportunity for them to do it, plus I still like making music with these guys,” Kreutzmann says. “We’re not a cover band. We are the band.”
06/26/15 - The book DeadBase 50: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead by Stu Nixon, Mike Dolgushkin and John W. Scott will be available in the last week of July 2015. More info from the authors:
This special commemorative edition of DeadBase celebrates the 50th anniversary of the most enduring, unique and influential American rock band in history - the Grateful Dead. Continuing the tradition of providing the most complete collection of data regarding Grateful Dead concerts, both from a statistical perspective and more personal experiential recollections, DeadBase 50 is a mixed bag of a reference book (992 pages worth!). In response to the countless requests to reprint the last complete edition, this anniversary edition contains a reprint of DeadBase XI plus updates to the master list (DeadBase) of Grateful Dead shows, updates to GarciaBase and WeirBase, and new sections for NedBase, Phil Lesh and Friends, The Dead, and Furthur. Along with new reviews, analysis and a brand new discography, this book also includes a number of new photos from Jay Blakesberg, Herb Greene, Bob Minkin, Rosie McGee, Susana Millman and others. Forewords were kindly provided by Dennis McNally, David Lemieux, Nicholas Meriwether, David Dodd, Blair Jackson, David Gans and Rob Koritz.06/25/15 - Fare Thee Well - Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead CD/DVD sets will be released on 11/20/15.
06/24/15 - The book Jerry on Jerry: The Unpublished Jerry Garcia Interviews, edited by Dennis McNally, will be released on 11/24/15. The audiobook edition will also include "a dozen original, previously unreleased live musical recordings courtesy of the Garcia family."
06/12/15 - LIFE’s special edition The Grateful Dead: 50 Years Along the Golden Road is available on newsstands now.
06/02/15 - From Dead.net:
We are more than pleased to announce the Grateful Dead's most ambitious release ever: 30 TRIPS AROUND THE SUN. Available as both an 80-disc boxed set and a custom lightning-bolt USB drive, the collection includes 30 unreleased live shows, one for each year the band was together from 1966 to 1995, along with one track from their earliest recording sessions in 1965.05/14/15 - The June 2015 issue of MOJO magazine includes features about Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead.
05/08/15 - Newsweek Official Collector's Edition: Grateful Dead is available on newsstands now, and Newsweek Special Edition: Jerry Garcia will be available on newsstands 06/30/15.
05/08/15 - There is a new Garcia CD series called "On Broadway." A 3-CD set titled On Broadway: Act One - October 28th, 1987 will be released on 6/23/15.
05/01/15 - Garcia and the GD are featured for about 20 pages in the June 2015 issue of Acoustic Guitar Magazine.
04/22/15 - Rolling Stone: Grateful Dead Final Shows Will Be Available on Pay-Per-View
04/03/15 - Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies 2015 will feature 7/19/89 from Alpine Valley.
03/18/15 - From a Jambands.com interview with David Grisman:
Are there any other Old in the Way recordings that might come to life as a live album?01/31/15 - In an interview with Trixie Garcia during the KPFA Grateful Dead marathon she said, "in the pipeline we are working on putting out some of the Broadway shows, the Lunt-Fontanne run, and finding some more of those great pictures of Jerry and the top hat. . ."
Perhaps. I have a pretty extensive archive of master recordings.
01/29/15 - The February 2015 issue of Uncut magazine (with David Bowie on the cover) includes a 1989 Melody Maker interview with Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart.
01/20/15 - According to Dead.net, "Dave's Picks Vol. 14, another complete show in the series, is from the majestic (and highly sought-after!) gig on March 26, 1972 at the Academy Of Music in New York City. . . Our 2015 Dave's Picks subscribers' Bonus Disc (available for only a couple of more days if you subscribe) is drawn from a couple of other unreleased nights at the Academy Of Music during the Dead's week-long run before they left for Europe."
01/16/15 - From Dead.net:
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Grateful Dead, the four original members — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir — will reunite at Chicago's Soldier Field, nearly 20 years to the day of the last Grateful Dead concert, which took place at the same venue. “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead" will occur over three nights on July 3, 4, and 5, 2015, marking the original members' last-ever performance together. The band will be joined by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano). The group will perform two sets of music each night.12/28/14 - The book So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead by David Browne will be released on 04/28/15; also, the book This is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead by David Gans & Blair Jackson will be released on 11/10/15.
12/24/14 - From Broadway World:
The ALL NEW film [Legends of Rock & Roll, Volume 6] will include RARE live vintage performances by THE BEATLES, ROLLING STONES, CREAM, JOHNNY WINTER, GRATEFUL DEAD, and many others. . .12/16/14 - Dead.net: Bob Weir Pays Tribute To Rock Scully
THE LEGENDS SERIES brings to the big screen amazing performances culled from one of the world's largest archives of music on film, the Historic Films Archive. Historic Films is dedicated to the re-discovery and preservation of all forms of American entertainment as it exists on film and video tape. Historic Films has provided film clips to everyone from The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Martin Scorsese (his Blues and Bob Dylan projects) to American Idol and The Grammy Awards.
11/30/14 - On today's Tales From The Golden Road broadcast David Gans and Gary Lambert talked about film footage that could be used for next year's Grateful Dead Documentary Film; David said Amir Bar-Lev has some unreleased B&W footage from the first European trip in 1970, and Gary contributed some of his "home movies" from 1969 (we know Lambert filmed footage of the July 1969 shows in Queens). This discussion is at about 20:30 into the broadcast.
11/09/14 - After the recent Grateful Dead Conference round table "Resurrecting Jerry Garcia for the Digital Age" Trixie Garcia was asked about upcoming plans, and she said, "more music . . . we have some really cool old-timey stuff that we're hoping to put out next year from early sixties." The quote is from today's Tales From The Golden Road broadcast, about 9:30 into the program.
11/03/14 - From MRketplace:
Trixie also notes that there have been six posthumous [Jerry Garcia] music releases from the record company this year (plus a limited edition vinyl) as well as a book due out next year.10/27/14 - The book Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead by Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen will be released on 05/05/15.
10/27/14 - Dave's Picks 2015 Subscription info is now up, and Dave’s Picks Vol. 13 is from 02/24/74. Also, the Dead.net store is now offering a 1-CD release of the upcoming RSD Grateful Dead album Houston, Texas 11-18-1972.
10/23/14 - Deadline Hollywood: Martin Scorsese & Amir Bar-Lev Truckin’ On Grateful Dead Documentary Film
10/20/14 - 11/18/72 Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston TX (a 2 LP set) will be released on Record Store Day November 28th, 2014.
10/12/14 - On today's Tales From The Golden Road broadcast, TRI Studios CEO Chris McCutcheon confirmed that the upcoming Best of Weir Here Volume One CD release is "the first in probably five volumes that will come out over the next six months."
10/06/14 - Dave’s Picks Vol. 12 is a 3 CD set from 11/02/77 and 11/04/77.
09/19/14 - Mike Fleiss, the director of the documentary The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir, tweeted that the film will be released nationwide in Early 2015.
09/16/14 - A 2 CD set of music from Move Me Brightly (the 08/03/12 Jerry Garcia Birthday Tribute featuring Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Donna Jean Godchaux) will be released on 10/16/14. A Best of Weir Here album is also "coming soon."
09/11/14 - The entire panel discussion "Stronger Than a Séance: Resurrecting Jerry Garcia" from SXSW in March 2014 is up on YouTube. At 52:10 Trixie Garcia says, "at some point I'd love to make Jerry's entire archive available online. It's not that simple, but it's my mission. Somehow."
08/13/14 - GarciaLive Volume 5 is a 2 CD set from 12/31/75.
07/30/14 - From a Dead.net interview with Justin Kreutzmann:
What's in store for the rest of 2014?07/22/14 - Dave's Picks Vol. 11 is a 3 CD set from 11/17/72 with bonus material from 11/15/72.
Great things! The Weir movie will be released and there’s a major GD documentary picking up steam.
07/18/14 - Rolling Stone Special: Jerry Garcia by Wenner Media is now available.
07/17/14 - From SiriusXM.com/gratefuldead:
Grateful Dead Channel07/10/14 - Spring 1990 (The Other One) (8 complete shows on 23 CDs) will be released 09/09/14. Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum 3/29/90 (a 3 CD set) will also be issued separately.
Dave’s Picks Volume 11 Special
Wed Jul 23 3:00 pm ET
Join David Lemieux, the official archivist for the Grateful Dead, as hosts this one hour look at some of the musical highlights from the latest in his eponymous series of live releases. Another amazing example of a Dead show.
07/08/14 - Rolling Stone: Music Vault Offers More Than 13,000 Live Videos on YouTube
06/09/14 - Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies 2014 will feature 4/21/72 from the Berlin Beat Club. According to an email from Dead.net, "We have no plans to release this concert on DVD or home video of any kind, so don't miss out on what could be your only chance to see it!" At the end of the film's synopsis it says, "PLUS experience an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of an upcoming Grateful Dead release featuring Bob Weir & Jeffrey Norman, directed by Justin Kreutzmann."; an earlier synopsis leaked by AMC Theatres on 05/21/14 stated, "The night will also include a behind the scenes exclusive of the making of Spring 1990: The Other One featuring interviews with Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir, mastering engineer Jeffrey Norman and other Dead World luminaries." Is this a clue for an upcoming sequel box set from March-April 1990?
05/30/14 - Jambands.com: Watch Nearly Three Dozen Grateful Dead Shows on YouTube
05/29/14 - GarciaLive Volume 4 is a 2 CD set from 03/22/78.
05/19/14 - From the Chicago Sun-Times:
[Trixie Garcia says,] “I’m seeing a lot of kids wearing Grateful Dead shirts in the audience now, and I think it really shows how timeless the music is.” It’s one of the reasons she recently chose to relaunch JerryGarcia.com to help bring the music into a new era, right before the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary next year.04/10/14 - Dave’s Picks Vol. 10 is a 3 CD set from 12/12/69.
Plans to rerelease all of the studio albums on vinyl (Garcia’s eponymous solo album was the first reissue on Record Store Day this year) and an official documentary that follows on the heels of Bob Weir’s own film are in the works to celebrate the anniversary.
04/02/14 - The Other One: The Long, Strange Trip of Bob Weir, a documentary directed by Mike Fleiss, will be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival and the San Francisco Film Festival in April. According to TribecaFilm.com and sffs.org, "performance footage with and without the Dead; home movies; and interviews with [Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Sammy Hagar, and Trixie Garcia] blend to form a film that is part biography, part Grateful Dead history and part portrait of a cultural moment." Also, co-producer Justin Kreutzmann talked to Jambands.com about the film last fall:
Justin Kreutzmann: It’s a Bob Weir documentary directed by Mike Fleiss who did the Ozzy film (“God Bless Ozzy Osbourne”) and is a big Deadhead and real sweet guy. He wanted to do this movie. He thought Bob was a great subject to tell Bob’s story and Bob had such an interesting life with the Grateful Dead and all the stuff that happens around Bob’s life before and after. We’re putting it together and it’s turning out really cool.03/20/14 - Live at Hampton Coliseum (a 2 LP set from 05/04/79) will be released on Record Store Day April 19th, 2014.
It’s interesting exploring somebody who you’ve known all your life but actually getting down into it. Before I came down to L.A. , I was sitting around Bob’s house with him and I was like, “Okay, Olompali, that was before the Haight or is that after…?” It’s all the stuff I’d always heard about but I never really…I wasn’t writing a thesis on it. So, I never really asked or put it together, and then you get all these stories and all this stuff that you may have kind of heard about it or not heard about at all. So, it’s interesting.
The film is really good and it’s gonna be really great by the time people get to see it. I’m really happy Bob will have this document so people can…and it’s a movie. It’s not gonna be a four-hour concert thing. People can get Bob’s story from Bob himself, his family and friends for 90 minutes and enjoy it.
03/16/14 - On today's Tales From The Golden Road broadcast David Gans said that he and Blair Jackson "have until December 1st to finish a book which is going to be sort of an oral history of the Dead and the Deadheads." The book's title is THIS IS ALL A DREAM WE DREAMED: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD.
03/11/14 - From Relix:
a new cache of [soundboard tapes of the Grateful Dead originally recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson] has been unearthed and a plan is underway by Dark Star Orchestra guitarist Rob Eaton, who has painstakingly restored many of the boards, to complete the job and then facilitate their return to the band. Eaton hopes that a series of official releases might follow that will also yield a small royalty to the woman who recorded the reels and then lost them due to her own financial hardship, even if Deadheads owe her a debt of gratitude.11/13/13 - From the New York Times:
What he learned from the “12-12-12” experience, [documentary filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev] said, was that as a director, “you have to have an idea for a story, but you can’t be intrusive and you have to be very open to what’s being presented to you — it’s improvising.”10/29/13 - According to Dead.net, "For those of you who can't stand the suspense, news has come in about Dave's Picks Vol. 9, the first of our four releases for next year. We're very pleased to revisit the Wall Of Sound era, with a complete show that took place on May 14, 1974, at Adams Field House at the University of Montana in Missoula, the Grateful Dead's only appearance in the state of oro y plata."
Perhaps that is why, Mr. Bar-Lev said, he next wants to make a documentary about the Grateful Dead.
10/17/13 - Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound (a 6 CD set from 9/5/89 and 9/6/89) by the Jerry Garcia Band and Weir/Wasserman will be released 12/17/13.
10/17/13 - Family Dog at the Great Highway - San Francisco, CA 4/18/70 will be released 11/29/13.
10/07/13 - Dave’s Picks Vol. 8 is a 3 CD set from 11/30/80.
10/02/13 - Move Me Brightly (the 08/03/12 Jerry Garcia Birthday Tribute featuring Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Donna Jean Godchaux) will be released on DVD and blu-ray 10/29/13.
10/01/13 - Old and In The Way - The Complete Boarding House Shows download is now available on Acoustic Oasis.
08/31/13 - GarciaLive Volume 3 is a 3 CD set from 12/14/74 and 12/15/74.
07/24/13 - Sunshine Daydream (Veneta, Or, 8/27/72), a 3CD/ 1DVD set, will be released 09/17/13.
07/08/13 - Dave’s Picks Vol. 7 is a 3 CD set from 04/24/78.
05/04/13 - The Grateful Dead's May 1977 box set will contain five entire performances from 05/11->17/77.
05/03/13 - GarciaLive Volume 2 is a 2 CD set from 8/5/90.
04/01/13 - The first GarciaLive digital-only archival release is from June 26th, 1981.
02/13/13 - Rolling Stone Special: Grateful Dead by Wenner Media will be available on April 5, 2013.
01/08/13 - According to Dead.net, "Dave's Picks Volume 6 will feature never-before-heard material from 2/2/70 Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO and 12/20/69 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA. . . If you've been curious about the subscribers-only bonus disc, this one is the stuff of lore as well. Like Dave's Picks Volume 6, the last-ever Grateful Dead show at the Fillmore Auditorium - 12/21/69, was once missing reels, but we've acquired the elusive first reel to go with the end of the show that we've always had. This jam-packed CD, featuring almost 40 minutes of never-before-heard music, includes one of only three versions of 'Smokestack Lightning' from 1969."
11/09/12 - The makers of Jerry: The Movie now "anticipate finishing the movie by September 2013."
10/25/12 - According to David Lemieux, "if you're inclined to pick up Dave's Picks 5 and/or the 2013 subscription, you're in a for a huge treat. The first show, 11/17/73 at UCLA, is a major, heavyweight Grateful Dead show. . . We don't have much planned beyond DP 5, but I've previously hinted about a major batch of 1969 and 1970 tapes that were recently returned, and we hope/expect to get some of that out in 2013. I'm not trying to be coy or cryptic on the contents and possibilities, but we're in the midst of backing these tapes up and sorting through them. Once this is complete, we'll know what we have. What we've heard so far has shocked us in its excellence in terms of performance quality, song list, and sound quality. So, if you like peak-era Grateful Dead, with huge versions of major songs that you (and we!) have never heard before, this lost-batch of tapes is for you. Expect news on that within a few months."
10/01/12 - Dave’s Picks Vol. 4 is a 3 CD set from 09/24/76.
08/02/12 - GarciaLive Volume 1 is a 3 CD set from 3/1/80.
08/01/12 - Grateful Dead: Spring 1990 (an 18 CD set) will be released 09/01/12.
08/01/12 - From a Relix.com interview with David Grisman:
Owsley Stanley III recorded all of the Old and in the Way shows from 1973. To date, I believe only three have been released: Old and in the Way, That High Lonesome Sound and Breakdown. Who has those reels and might we hear more archival releases from that 73 run?08/01/12 - Alternate Garcia / Grisman is now available on Acoustic Oasis.
I have most, if not all, of the live master tapes, including the Boarding House shows as well as quite a few others. I hope to release the complete Boarding House recordings, in their original sequence, and have had those ready to go for quite some time. Now, with our new series of High Definition downloads at Acoustic Oasis, those tapes will sound better than ever.
Throughout [1990-1995], you two recorded 40-plus sessions at your home studio not to mention live dates. While theres been a healthy amount releasedseven albums and a smattering of tunes on various collectionsand a forthcoming album of alternative takes of Garcia/Grisman, what else is waiting in the wings?
Well, I plan to issue expanded versions of all the projects with extra takes that have never been releasedall in hi-definitionstarting with the first Garcia/Grisman album, with its companion alternate collection with great previously un-issued takes of every tune. There are also the live shows that we played together, but I dont have copies of most of that. . .
08/01/12 - Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings (a 4 CD set) by Saunders & Garcia will be released 09/25/12.
06/19/12 - Dave’s Picks Vol. 3 is a 3 CD set from 10/21/71 and 10/22/71.
06/15/12 - From TerrapinCrossroads.net:
Join us at Terrapin Crossroads on Wednesday, June 20, for a Dave’s Picks Vol. 3 listening party followed by another installment of our Storytellers series! From 6:30-7:30, David Lemieux will play selections from the brand new Grateful Dead archival release CD, and from 7:30 to 8:30 he will join J.C. Juanis in conversation about music releases, the audiovisual archives, and whatever else comes up.05/09/12 - Jambands.com: Bill Kreutzmann Will Write Memoir for Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary
05/05/12 - From PigpenBlues.com:
“Pigpen…a blues Singer”01/06/12 - From JerryMovie.com:
With EXTREME passion and enthusiasm we are embarking on a Feature Film about Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, co-founder of the Grateful Dead, his love for the BLUES and who HE was as a person, as a contributor to the blues, to the Grateful Dead, and to the lives of so many.
A longtime Grateful Dead fan, Fraser started seeing shows in the mid-seventies at the Winterland in San Francisco. Like many “next generation” Deadheads, he was intrigued by the folklore from the “Good Ole Grateful Dead” days with Pigpen. Fascinated by the edge and rebellion Pigpen brought to the Grateful Dead’s music, look, and spirit, the filmmaker strove to find out more about the man. What he uncovered was the story of a short but incredible life. Pigpen was a man full of heart, love, and laughter, a beautiful soul uninterested in racial or class divides, the trappings of fame, or in living anyone else’s idea of a conventional life. He always valued the chance to play for a few close friends over fame and celebrity.
Pigpen’s exposure and introduction to R&B at such an early age developed him into being a ground breaking and influential talent of the 1960's. Heavily influenced by the friends he made and their sounds: including Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton, John Lee Hooker,as well as Vince Guaraldi, Elvin Bishop, and countless others. He was self-taught to play the harmonica, keyboards and guitar and at a very young age he became the front man for one of the most well-known, psychedelic, controversial, and prolific bands of our era... the Grateful Dead whom he shared music, love, and life with to the end.
Pigpen died at the age of 27, making him a member of the "Forever 27 Club", all great musicians that have died at the young age of 27 including Janis Joplin, whom he had a relationship with, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and recently Amy Winehouse.
A story, movie, book, solely on the life of Ron "Pigpen" McKernan has not been done to this date. With an EXTREMELY LARGE fan base and following of the Grateful Dead, there are the fans who loved Pigpen, who love the blues, who would like to see this film made! What is the one comment we have heard over and over during our endless research about Pigpen from those who were close to him is "It's about time". Well, the time is here, and this is your Film!
It is very clear Ron McKernan was a very much loved man, contributed his talents in a manner that has truly touched the souls of many. Through this film, it is our desire to show those who did not know him who Ron was, and to let those who did reflect on him once again.
The project concept was developed and is coming to life… A timeline has been set, interviews, contacts and conversations with people surrounding his life have been done, discussions about licensure and copyright have begun, and with your help, we can make this happen and honor a man that deserves nothing but.
"Pigpen was and is now forever one of the Grateful Dead"
“Pigpen…a blues singer” is a special interest bio-pic about the life of Grateful Dead co-founder and member, Ronald Charles “Pigpen” McKernan.
Set in 1973 during the last week of his life at his home in Corte Madera, California. Pigpen, recovering from his illness, lonely and calling for visitor to just hang out with him to play music or chess and at the time not touring with the band, takes us on a journey reflecting back on his own commitment to his life as a blues-man, as the heart and soul of the Grateful Dead, and remembering moments in his life through photographs, writings and music that developed his desire for the blues, his love for his friends and family and the continued inspiration he gives to others.
As we take this dreamy non-linear journey of Pigpen’s life; one thing becomes very apparent, Pigpen had an extraordinary musical experience in his short life of 27 years. Having raided a bank vault of books, quotes, folklore, and personal stories; we find that not only was Pigpen bringing traditional blues (psychedelic soaked as it may have been) to a new, mostly white audience, but he was also becoming the Spirit of the Times themselves.
His exposure and introduction at an early age to R&B and the Blues not only came from his father, an electrical engineer at Stanford who during the late 1940’s and early 1950 was the only white Disc Jockey using the name of “Cool Breeze” to spin the blues at an all-black radio station in the Bay area; but at age 12 during a time in this country, before desegregation, Pigpen, known as “Rims” then was crossing over literally to the “wrong side of the tracks” to learn the blues, drink Thunderbird wine, write lyrics and poetry, and learned to play the harmonica and the guitar with an older black blues enthusiast, Tawny Jones who with Lester Hellum, a saxophonist, took Ron to see T Bone Walker.
In the end, “Pigpen…A Blues Singer” is the story of a young man who chose to be “a victim of the whole blues trip”, live the life of a blues singer, who captured the attention of his audiences through his ability to entertain, to sing from deep within his powerful soul, and to touch the hearts of those who knew him.
No story of redemption, no big comeback, no farewell concert. Just Ron “Pigpen” McKernan hoping for a few folks to sing for, to come by, to keep him company, but settles for a neighborhood stray dog, recording the Apartment Solos, searching for that one last great blues tune he knows he has inside himself, and reflecting on the memories and moments in his life.
After a lengthy pursuit of the rights, renowned documentary filmmaker, Malcolm Leo and veteran personal manager John Hartmann have secured an agreement to produce a feature length documentary on music icon Jerry Garcia. Leo, whose previous works include films on Elvis Presley, Crosby, Stills & Nash and The Beach Boys will direct. Hartmann, the former manager of Peter, Paul & Mary, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Eagles, America, Poco and others, will produce with Leo.07/12/11 - Road Trips Volume 4, Number 4 is a 3 CD set from 4/5/82 and 4/6/82.
The movie will be built around a three hour conversation Mr. Leo conducted with Garcia in 1987. The historic interview was shot on negative film with studio quality sound and lighting. The footage presents a compelling portrait of America’s guitar hero at the height of his legendary charm, brilliance and success. The movie will blend an unprecedented amount of never before seen performances, documentary footage and rare home movies.
Leo/Hartmann Productions provided a short film clip to the San Francisco Giants for Jerry Garcia Day last summer. Forty two thousand fans were enchanted to see Jerry speaking to them about San Francisco, the city he loved. The producers were given full access to film Annabelle Garcia, Jerry’s eldest daughter, throwing out the first pitch. The Giants went on to win the World Series.
Members of Grateful Dead legacy band, Furthur, sang the national anthem and a Guinness World Record was set as thousands of fans played “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” on kazoos. The entire celebration was caught on film by co-producer Justin Kreutzmann and will be included in the movie.
Leo and Hartmann are currently in discussions with representatives of various financial and distribution entities regarding the funding and exploitation of this historically significant motion picture. Jeff Silbermann of Century City law firm King, Holmes, Paterno & Berliner is handling the legalities.
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The film is scheduled for release during the Days Between [August 1st through August 9th, 2012]. TBD
05/03/11 - Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Tour dates are up.
04/11/11 - Road Trips Volume 4, Number 3 is a 3 CD set from 11/20/73 and 11/21/73.
01/19/11 - Dead.net: Holy S#%*! It’s the COMPLETE Europe ’72 Box! On Over 60 Discs!
01/10/11 - Road Trips Volume 4, Number 2 is a 3 CD set from 3/31/88 and 4/1/88. Also available is a Road Trips 2011 Subscription: "Order all four of the upcoming 2011 Road Trips releases now, and you'll get FREE SHIPPING on all four sets plus an exclusive Bonus Disc, featuring previously unreleased highlights from 12/6/73 in Cleveland, Ohio. This is top-notch Dead, mastered in HDCD, and will ONLY be available to subscribers of the Road Trips Series! Offer ends 01/31/11 so move fast."
10/27/10 - A 2010 edition of the Grateful Dead Almanac is now available.
10/18/10 - The Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band CD Ragged But Right will be released 11/16/10. Also, Road Trips Volume 4, Number 1 is a 3 CD set from 5/23/69 and 5/24/69.
08/26/10 - The Formerly The Warlocks box will be released 09/07/10. Also, Road Trips Volume 3, Number 4 is a 3 CD set from 5/6/80 and 5/7/80.
06/14/10 - Road Trips Volume 3, Number 3 is a 3 CD set from May 15, 1970.
04/09/10 - Some more Rhythm Devils July dates are up.
03/19/10 - The Rhythm Devils featuring Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Keller Williams, Sikiru Adepoju, Davy Knowles & Andy Hess will play Gathering of the Vibes 2010.
02/26/10 - Furthur Summer Tour dates are up.
02/24/10 - Road Trips Volume 3, Number 2 is a 2 CD set from Austin 11/15/71.
02/19/10 - Crimson, White and Indigo, a DVD/3-CD set from the Grateful Dead’s July 7, 1989 concert in Philadelphia, will be released 04/20/10.
11/20/09 - Furthur Winter Tour dates are up.
11/03/09 - A new edition of the Grateful Dead Almanac is now circulating.
10/22/09 - Road Trips Volume 3, Number 1 is a 2 CD set from Oakland 12/28/79. Also, The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 2: Jerry Garcia Band, Keystone Berkeley '75 is now available for pre-order from Dead.net.
09/25/09 - Some new Furthur show dates are up.
December 8 & 9 Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY09/14/09 - The Grateful Dead Scrapbook: Deluxe Edition includes a DVD that contains the official music video for “Hell In A Bucket,” a short film about the band by Robert Nelson recorded in 1968, plus five live clips filmed between 1972 and 1989.
December 11 Chevrolet Theater @ Oakdale, Wallingford, CT
December 12 & 13 Asbury Park Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
09/13/09 - Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings can now be ordered.
08/13/09 - Furthur, featuring Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, and Joe Russo will play the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on September 18, 19, and 20.
08/01/09 - Road Trips Volume 2, Number 4 is a 2 CD set from Cal Expo May 1993. Also, San Francisco Bay Area 1978 is the ninth installment in the "Pure Jerry" series of live recordings.
07/11/09 - Some RatDog October Tour dates are up at RatDog.org.
07/05/09 - From Billboard.com:
The Dead finished its marathon with Buddy Holly's "Not Fade Away," something the 30,000-plus tye-died fans in front of the Odeum stage Saturday certainly hope won't happen to the group's renewed association. Bassist Phil Lesh previously told Billboard.com that he has no plans to tour again this year with any of his groups, while drummer Bill Kreutzmann said Friday that the four principal members hadn't spoken about future plans yet. But as Lesh brought the band back for its encore on Saturday (technically early Sunday morning), he offered some hope by telling the crowd "We hope you're having as much fun as we are...We hope to come back again."06/29/09 - From SaraWasserman.com:
The singer/songwriter [Sara Wasserman] will join RatDog, the band fronted by Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead at four of the band's upcoming east coast tour stops. These include an appearance on July 11 at Atlantic City's Mark G. Etess Arena, followed by two dates at The Casino Ballrooom in Hampton Beach, NH on July 23 and 24. Wasserman will also be featured with RatDog at The Gathering of the Vibes Festival in Bridgeport, CT on July 25. . .06/15/09 - Road Trips Volume 2, Number 3 is a 2 CD set from June 1974.
06/08/09 - From Dead.net:
If you’re kicking yourself because you didn’t get to see The Dead on their red-hot spring tour, you have one last chance to see them—at the Rothbury Festival in beautiful rural Michigan, on July 4. After that, it’s highly unlikely the group will perform together again in 2009. . .04/23/09 - Summer 2009 Tour dates are up for RatDog and BK3.
Contrary to any rumor you might have heard, this really is going to be the only Dead appearance for the foreseeable future. . .
With The Dead back on the shelf following Rothbury, Bob Weir and Jeff Chimenti will be going back to their mates in RatDog for what’s shaping up to be a really strong tour.
03/27/09 - The Dead will play three free shows March 30th in NYC. I am posting Spring Tour updates on my At The Festival page.
03/27/09 - Some tour dates are up for "Heroes of Woodstock" with Tom Constanten and other artists.
03/21/09 - From Billboard.com:
On June 9, meanwhile, Warner Home Video will release a four-hour director’s cut of the “Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music” film featuring 18 new performances – including some from five groups (Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Grateful Dead, Johnny Winter, Mountain and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band) that did not appear in the original film. Rhino Recods will roll out a six-CD box set of Woodstock performances.03/21/09 - Road Trips Volume 2, Number 2 is a 2 CD set from Carousel 2-14-68. Also, Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 2/28/86 is the eighth installment in the "Pure Jerry" series of live recordings.
03/13/09 - On the Heroes of Woodstock tour this year, Tom Constanten will perform music the Grateful Dead played at Woodstock (“St. Stephen,” “Turn On Your Lovelight”). Other artists on the 40th anniversary tour will include Jefferson Starship, Canned Heat, Big Brother & the Holding Co., Ten Years After, and Country Joe McDonald.
02/23/09 - To Terrapin: Hartford, May 28, 1977 will be released 04/07/09.
02/13/09 - 3 additional Spring Tour Dates are up.
5/4 Chicago, IL All State Arena01/15/09 - According to the Presidential Inaugural Committee Blog, The Dead will play at the Mid-Atlantic Inaugural Ball (Event begins 8:00 PM and concludes approximately 12:30 AM). I will post updates on my At The Festival page.
5/14 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheater
5/16 Quincy, CA The Gorge
01/14/09 - From the Hamptons Independent:
Following the [swearing-in ceremony] the new President will host no fewer than 10 official balls being held in his honor, with luminaries from all walks of life attending and/or performing. In a sign that life as we know it has dramatically been altered forever, the Grateful Dead have been asked to play at one of the events by Obama's team – Tie-dye tuxedos are optional.01/01/09 - The Dead Spring Tour Dates are up.
April 12 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum12/05/08 - Road Trips Volume 2, Number 1 is a 2 CD set from the September 1990 shows at Madison Square Garden.
April 14 Washington DC Verizon Center
April 15 Charlottesville VA John Paul Jones Arena
April 17 Albany NY Times Union Center
April 18 Worcester MA DCU Center
April 19 Worcester MA DCU Center
April 21 Buffalo NY HSBC Arena
April 22 Wilkes-Barre PA Wachovia Arena @ Casey Plaza
April 24 Uniondale NY Nassau Coliseum
April 25 New York NY Madison Square Garden
April 26 Hartford CT XL Center
April 28 E. Rutherford NJ IZOD Center
April 29 E. Rutherford NJ IZOD Center
May 1 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Spectrum
May 2 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Spectrum
May 5 Chicago IL All State Arena
May 7 Denver CO Pepsi Center
May 9 Los Angeles CA The Forum
May 10 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheater
11/06/08 - From the New York Daily News:
Rock 'n' rollers like Bruce Springsteen and surviving members of the Grateful Dead, who helped raise money for Obama's campaign, are expected to perform at inaugural events. . . "We've been told to keep the date free," Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir told The News.10/24/08 - Free downloads of Dead Heads For Obama (2/4/08), Lesh, Weir and Molo ("Come Together" from 5/18/08), and Warren Haynes (9/6/08) are available after pledging to vote at HeadCount.org.
10/13/08 - According to Dead.net, RatDog and Phil Lesh & Friends will co-headline on December 30 & 31, 2008 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.
09/29/08 - From Rolling Stone Issue 1062:
The Dead, minus Kreutzmann, headlined an Obama fundraiser in February. . . "We were able to leave our past behind to engage in something we really believe in," says Dead drummer Hart, who adds that the group is considering a tour in 2009.09/18/08 - Tickets for Change Rocks: A Concert to Benefit Obama for America go on sale tomorrow, Fri, 09/19/08 12:00 PM EDT. "This is a concert in support of Obama for America and includes performances by Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, as well as Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti." More info at Ticketmaster.com, BarackObama.com, Dead.net, AllmanBrothersBand.com, and www.bjc.psu.edu.
September 20 - Cary, NC/ Koka Amphithr. – Rock Hall of Fame Gala w/ T. CONSTANTEN09/11/08 - Fillmore: The Last Days will be released on DVD on 11/11/08.
September 27 - Tarrytown, NY/ Tarrytown Music Hall w/ MARTY BALIN, TOM CONSTANTEN
September 28 - Falls Church, VA/ State Thr. w/ MARTY BALIN, TOM CONSTANTEN
09/11/08 - The Philadelphia Spectrum 11/5/79 & 11/6/79 shows are now available as Road Trips Full-Show Downloads.
08/29/08 - From Dead.net:
Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart announced today that they will join together again on October 13th to perform a benefit concert for the Presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama, with the city, venue, special guests and other details to be determined pending further discussions with the Obama campaign. . .08/25/08 - Road Trips Volume 1, Number 4 is a 2 CD set from the October 1978 shows at Winterland.
Stay tuned to dead.net for further details, ticket information, etc.
07/11/08 - The 2-CD/1-DVD collection Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978 can be pre-ordered starting August 1st.
06/05/08 - Road Trips Volume 1, Number 3 is a 2 CD set from Summer 1971.
03/14/08 - Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings can now be ordered.
02/04/08 - Road Trips Volume 1, Number 2 is a 2 CD set from October 1977.
02/01/08 - From Dead.net:
Members of the Grateful Dead will host a get out the vote concert in support of Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama on Monday, February 4th at The Warfield Theatre in San Francisco.12/12/07 - A special holiday collection of live tracks from the summer of 2007 by Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers can be downloaded for free at BruceHornsby.com.
Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, joined by Jackie Greene, John Molo, and Steve Molitz, will play show together in support of Barack Obama.
10/27/07 - Road Trips Volume 1, Number 1 is a 2 CD set from Fall 1979.
09/06/07 - According to Jambands.com, Mark Karan "took the stage wearing a cowboy hat to help the New Riders of the Purple Sage through drummer John Markowski’s 'Higher' at California’s Sausalito Art Festival on Labor Day. . . Though Karan will sit out RatDog’s fall tour, he will likely rejoin the group this December or in early 2008." Also, according to GDTSTOO, Steve Kimock will again join RatDog for their Fall Tour.
07/06/07 - Michael Grais will direct the film version of Steve Parish's book Home Before Daylight: My Life on the Road With the Grateful Dead.
06/28/07 - A Message From Ratdog
05/22/07 - SIRIUS Satellite Radio and the Grateful Dead expect to launch Grateful Dead Radio on SIRIUS this summer.
05/14/07 - Allman Brothers Band and RatDog August 2007 Tour dates are up.
05/03/07 - Three From the Vault will be released 06/26/07.
03/31/07 - Ratdog and Keller Williams Summer 2007 Tour dates are up.
02/12/07 - RatDog Spring Tour dates are up.
12/20/06 - From Jambands.com:
The House Democratic Leadership and The House Democratic Caucus are hosting a concert event in honor of Speaker Nancy Pelosi on January 4. Tony Bennett, Carole King, Wyclef Jean are scheduled to perform with a house band that features four Grateful Dead alumni (Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bruce Hornsby) along with Warren Haynes and Mike Gordon. Richard Gere and Amy Brenneman are also scheduled to appear at the big ticket fundraiser ($1,000+) which will take place at the National Building Museum on January 4.12/13/06 - RatDog Winter Tour dates are up.
11/28/06 - A bonus CD, Spirit of '76, will be included for those who pre-order Live At The Cow Palace from GDStore.com.
11/04/06 - According to this GDForum Postcard the next Grateful Dead Vault release will be:
Live At The Cow Palace: New Years Eve 1976 [3 CD]10/28/06 - Open Court Books will publish The Grateful Dead and Philosophy (from the Popular Culture and Philosophy series) in Spring 2007.
Release Date January 9, 2007, list price $31.97
10/26/06 - Phil Lesh posted an important message about his health on his website.
10/26/06 - On 12/01/06 there will be a Rex Foundation benefit performance at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco featuring The Rhythm Devils with Special Guests including Bob Weir.
10/20/06 - According to the latest issue of Relix the next Vault release (due in early 2007) will be a "historic New Years Eve show."
10/12/06 - Tom Snyder's Electric Kool-Aid Talk Show DVD includes four live performances by the Grateful Dead.
09/14/06 - Rhythm Devils Fall Tour dates are up.
08/30/06 - 2 additional discs of bonus material will be included for those who pre-order The Very Best of Jerry Garcia from jerrygarciastore.com.
08/09/06 - RatDog Fall Tour dates are up.
08/01/06 - Some more August dates for The Rhythm Devils are up at Mickey Hart's MySpace website. Also, a site called RhythmDevils.net is supposedly forthcoming.
07/19/06 - Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia, November 9, 1991 (JGB with special guest Bruce Hornsby), the seventh installment in the "Pure Jerry" series of live recordings, is now available from jerrygarcia.com. Also, Hornsby's upcoming box set Intersections 1985-2005 will include a collaboration with The Grateful Dead (a live version of "The Valley Road" from 1990).
06/10/06 - RatDog played the Welnick/Hunter/Bralove composition "Way to Go Home" at Sonoma County Fairgrounds on 6/9/06.
06/03/06 - Grateful Dead keyboard player Vince Welnick died June 2, 2006.
05/01/06 - Robert Hunter's 5/01/06 Journal update includes thoughts on the future of DeadNet, DNC, The Dead, and the marketing of Grateful Dead music.
03/23/06 - From the Boone Mountain Times:
[Radioio is] one of the top five independent internet radio services, according to webcastMetrics.com. . . Shortly, [RadioioDEAD] will become available. RadioioDEAD will be hosted by the official archivist of the Grateful Dead organization, David Lemieux. . .03/17/06 - The Rhythm Devils featuring Mickey Hart & Bill Kreutzmann will play 4/19/06 at the Canal Room, New York, NY.
01/05/06 - From the Message From Phil at Philzone.org:
Phil: JC tells me that everyone wants to know about the Dead and Archive.org.12/18/05 - The setlists for the Asheville performances by Trey Anastasio, Mike Gordon, and Bill Kreutzmann have been posted at TreyAnastasio.com with the note:
The Dead - The Dead is a big rusty machine that takes awhile to crank up. I am completely open to doing a Terrapin Station weekend and hopefully we will get it together for this summer.
This is the first official performance of "SerialPod"12/06/05 - Download Series Volume 8 - 12/10/73 and Download Series - A Night At The Family Dog 2/4/70 are now available at GDStore.com.
10/24/05 - Download Series Volume 7 (9/3/80 and the second set from 9/4/80) will be available 11/01/05 at GDStore.com.
10/05/05 - Dick's Picks 36 is a 4 CD set featuring the complete 9/21/72 and highlights from 9/3/72.
10/04/05 - Download Series Volume 6 (3/17/68) is now available at GDStore.com.
09/06/05 - Download Series Volume 5 (3/27/88) is now available at GDStore.com.
09/01/05 - Ladder to the Stars: Garcia Plays Dylan will be released 10/11/05.
08/17/05 - The Dead Ahead DVD (due 11/01/05) will include "more than 50 minutes of never-before-released footage from October 30, 1980."
08/11/05 - On 09/24/05, Mickey Hart, Bruce Hornsby, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean McKay, Bob Weir, and many others will participate in "Comes a Time" - A Celebration of the Music and Spirit of Jerry Garcia, at the Greek Theatre, Berkeley, CA.
08/02/05 - Download Series Volume 4 (6/18/76) is now available at GDStore.com.
08/01/05 - The Fillmore West 1969 - The Complete Recordings 10 CD box set is now available for pre-order from GDStore.com; a bonus CD containing previously unreleased performances recorded at the Carousel Ballroom and Fillmore West between 1968-1970 will be included for those who pre-order before 11/15/05. Also, the August 2005 issue of Relix magazine celebrates the Grateful Dead's 40th anniversary; check out the web-only extras.
08/01/05 - Warner Theatre, March 18, 1978, the sixth installment in the "Pure Jerry" series of live recordings, is now available from jerrygarcia.com. Also, Pure Jerry Digital Downloads are now available from jerrygarciastore.com; a free sampler of tracks from each of the six Pure Jerry releases can be downloaded directly from jerrygarciastore.com or Nugs.net.
07/08/05 - Jerry Garcia Band: Live at Shoreline DVD and The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1: Legion of Mary are now available for pre-order from jerrygarcia.com. Also, according to GD Almanac 12-3, the Grateful Dead's The Complete Fillmore West "Live/Dead" Shows February 27 - March 2, 1969 will be available for pre-order in August.
06/07/05 - The first two volumes of the Grateful Dead Download Series (4/30/77 at The Palladium in New York City and 1/18/70 at Springer's Inn in Portland, Oregon) are now available at either GDStore.com or iTunes. New downloads will be available on the first Tuesday of each month (Rochester 10/26/71 will be the July release).
06/06/05 - According to this GDForum Postcard, "Dick's Pick #35 will be four CDs [from Summer 1971]: the complete San Diego (8/7/71) show, all that was salvageable of the 8/24 Chicago show, and an hour-plus from the Hollywood Bowl (8/6). It will be available at dead.net Friday, June 17th." Also, in mid-October "there will be a 10-CD package, limited to 10,000 copies, and available only from dead.net, that will contain every single note from the entire [Fillmore West 2/27->3/2/69] run."
05/19/05 - RatDog Summer Tour dates are up, including shows with Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers.
05/17/05 - The Night at the Family Dog DVD (featuring Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, and Santana from September, 1970) will be released 06/28/05.
04/21/05 - The Jerry Garcia Collection, Vol. 1: Legion of Mary will be released 06/28/05. On DeadNetCentral Blair Jackson posted, "All I'll say about the LOM is that it's a two-disc compilation, from stereo SBDs (not multitrack) mostly not in circulation, selected by DL2. Liner notes by yours truly." And "my impression is that Rhino is after something a bit more, dare I say, commercial than the typical Pure Jerry release, so they will showcase the different JG band lineups in anthology-style releases that will perhaps be somewhat more palatable to the masses while not overlapping with the PJ releases."
04/20/05 - The new Grateful Dead DVD Truckin' Up To Buffalo (from Rich Stadium 07/04/89) will be released 07/05/05.
04/01/05 - According to Powell's Books, "While supplies last, purchase a copy of Searching for the Sound directly from Powells.com and receive an exclusive new CD produced by Phil that includes four previously unreleased Grateful Dead tracks."
03/27/05 - From the Wisconsin State Journal:
Weir said there are no set plans yet for a Dead amphitheater tour this summer, but they will be on the road, possibly towards fall.03/17/05 - The Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966 CD is now available.
03/02/05 - Due 04/05/05, the Bonnaroo 2004 2 CD set will include "Self Defense" by The Dead.
03/01/05 - According to an email from Grateful Dead Interactive, "in the near future, certain new, previously unreleased shows will be digitally available exclusively through the iTunes Music Store and GDStore.com."
02/22/05 - Merriweather Post Pavilion, September 1 & 2, 1989, the fifth installment in the "Pure Jerry" series of live recordings, is now available for pre-order from jerrygarcia.com.
02/19/05 - According to the KPFA Grateful Dead marathon playlist, the Grateful Dead's Rare Cuts and Oddities 1966 (featuring Standin' on the Corner, Walkin' the Dog, and Good Lovin') will be released in March.
02/09/05 - From Dead.net:
The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Particle, a pioneering electronic/jam-rock band, have come together to form HYDRA. The new group will launch a 14-date tour, debuting their new sound nationwide, beginning April 7 in Santa Cruz, Calif. and ending on April 24 in Washington, DC02/04/05 - Dick's Picks 34 is a 3 CD set featuring the complete 11/05/77 and highlights from 11/02/77.
Visit hydra-music.com for all the info.
02/03/05 - From the Arizona State University Web Devil:
Weir says if the surviving Dead members are to tour again this year, it will be a "modest summer run."
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