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Updates and Articles

12/08/02 - Will TOO do annual Terrapin Station tours starting in 2003? Lesh told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette (07/06/02), “I want [Terrapin Station] to be like the circus where we come to your town and just set up for a couple days and then go to the next town.” Then the Boston Globe (11/15/02) reported, "As to the future, Weir and Kreutzmann say they'd like to have the Other Ones tour annually, but Lesh says that at least for next year, he'd like to spend time with his two sons, aged 13 and 16." But Barraco told Jambands.com (11/24/02), "Phil is. . . being closed lipped, but I'm sure The Other Ones are going to do more playing. I don't know this for sure, of course. It could change on a daily basis. I bet we tour next summer."

11/29/02 - From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

Although the band has not talked about recording, and has no plans past the year's end - Lesh will go solo again, taking Herring and Barraco with him - the players insist this is no nostalgia trip.

"It's more than good playing," Hart says. "It's catharsis, you know? It has that inner clockwork, which you can only get from 30 years.

"It would be criminal not to continue with this."

11/24/02 - From a Jambands.com interview with Rob Barraco:
John Patrick Gatta: As far as the future goes you talked about some solo work, some solo touring, but what would you like to see whether it be Phil & Friends or The Other Ones do as far as future?

Rob Barraco: I'd like to see both of them do something. I don't know what Phil's plan is. He said to me, looked me in the eye and said, ‘Hey Phil and Friends is not over.' But I think that Phil is probably going to want to experiment, do something maybe a little different. He's being closed lipped, but I'm sure The Other Ones are going to do more playing. I don't know this for sure, of course. It could change on a daily basis. I bet we tour next summer.

09/12/02 - I will be posting Other Ones Fall Tour updates and articles over on Grateful Dead Resources Galore.

09/09/02 - From Robert Hunter's Road Journal:

9. 9, 02 Dead Again

In regard to unretiring the old name, all I've got to say: if it looks like a whale, smells like a whale, eats like a whale, and is recognizably a large aquatic sea going mammal that spouts and sings like a whale - why call it a squid?
08/05/02 - Some media coverage of Terrapin Day Two from Associated Press, Madison Capital Times, and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

08/04/02 - Some media coverage of Terrapin Day One from Associated Press, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin State Journal, and Reuters/Variety Music.

08/01/02 - From the Associated Press:

"They played together for 30 years, then they had basically seven years off," McNally said. "There was an enormous amount of joy in playing together again."
07/29/02 - JamBands.com: Dickey Betts Jams with Phil & Friends

07/27/02 - Other Ones Fall Tour Dates are up.

The dates listed below are conditional upon a safe and positive outcome of Alpine Valley. What this means is that the request for only people with tickets to come to the show has to be strictly adhered to. Failure to comply with this simple request will put this tour dates in serious jeopardy. As always your cooperation is appreciated.

14 Roanoke, VA Civic Center
15 Washington, DC MCI Center
16 Albany, NY Pepsi Arena
18 & 19 Boston, MA Fleet Center
20 E. Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
22 Hartford, CT Civic Center
23 & 24 Phila, PA 1st Union Spectrum
26 NYC, NY Madison Square Garden
27 Cleveland, OH Gund Arena
29 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
30 Detroit, MI Palace at Auburn Hills

1 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
2 Chicago, IL Allstate Arena
07/26/02 - JamBands.com: Bob Weir Performs with Phil & Friends (Raleigh, NC)

07/24/02 - JamBands.com: Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann Perform with Phil & Friends (Norfolk, VA)

07/22/02 - JamBands.com: Bill Kreutzmann Sits in with Phil & Friends (Philadelphia and Merriweather)

07/18/02 - From JamBands.com Terrapin Station Tidbits:

Indeed as Mickey [Hart] mentioned on the Jam Nation radio show a few weeks back, other venues and cities will take note [of how the Alpine Valley shows go] as there is a chance that the Other Ones will hit the road in the fall.
07/17/02 - From Robert Hunter's Road Journal:
the guys are getting along so well they're talking seriously about taking the Other Ones on the road. Don't say I told you, but I think it's a reality. They all want to, so what should stand in the way?
07/15/02 - JamBands.com: Mickey Hart Performs with Phil & Friends (Jones Beach)

07/13/02 - Tonight at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA, Mickey Hart sat in with Phil Lesh & Friends for: Jam > Crazy Fingers > Uncle John's Band > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider.

07/11/02 - From the Boston Herald:

There are no plans to record [The Other Ones' shows in Alpine Valley], but [Mickey] Hart said the group may do more gigs and possibly consider recording them for release. ``It's gonna take a while for us to get our sea legs back, like any band,'' he said.
07/11/02 - JamBands.com: Mickey Hart Performs with Phil & Friends (Buffalo, NY)

07/09/02 - From the L.A. Times:

"Depending on how things go, there is every possibility of additional [Other Ones] shows, lots of them," [Dennis] McNally said. "I can't confirm any specifics for after Aug. 4, but I can confirm that's what is utterly critical for anyone who considers themselves Deadheads: If you don't have a ticket, you simply can't come."
07/08/02 - From the Toronto Globe and Mail:
"if you don't have a ticket [to Alpine Valley], don't come," [Phil Lesh] stressed. If these concerts are compromised by unruly fans it's going to hamper any future reunion plans -- which "we are talking about."
07/06/02 - From the Worcester Telegram & Gazette:
the Grateful mothership was interested in doing something along the lines of a big, mobile festival to celebrate the history and music of the band. Original plans called for a permanent museum, archive and performance space to be built, sort of a Grateful temple to be called Terrapin Sation after one of the band's popular song suites.

“Setting up a fixed place that people had to travel to was not as attractive to me as something that came to your town,” [Phil] Lesh said. “I want it to be like the circus where we come to your town and just set up for a couple days and then go to the next town.”
07/05/02 - New Alpine Valley Update from The Band

07/02/02 - There is a new Message from The Band regarding the Alpine Valley shows.

07/01/02 - From E! Online:

As for rumors that the Other Ones will reincarnate the Dead's traveling circus by hitting the road in the fall for a full-blown tour, [Dennis] McNally demurs, saying it all depends on how the August shows go and what band members decide from there.

"For the record, nothing is planned," he says. But, noting the good vibe during recent rehearsals, McNally adds, "It wouldn't surprise me."
06/29/02 - From PollStar:
There are rumors of some fall shows for the surviving members of the Dead, but [Dennis] McNally said the band is taking things on a show-by-show basis. If anything, the traditional New Year's gig would be the first step.
06/29/02 - From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
the Other Ones, the four surviving members of the Grateful Dead, will tour in the fall. Billy Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Bob Weir and Phil Lesh will perform an undetermined number of shows together, said Jonathan Levine, a booking agent with Monterery Peninsula Artists.

Information on tickets sales for the tour will be released before the Aug. 3 and 4 Alpine Valley dates, Levine said.
06/29/02 - From the Wisconsin State Journal:
David Bretl, Walworth County administrator, said,. . . "Clear Channel said they would conduct a media campaign to discourage fans without tickets from showing up and said they would simulcast the [Alpine Valley] concert(s), possibly over the Internet."
06/28/02 - From TheMilwaukeeChannel.com:
The Walworth County Board late Friday afternoon reversed its earlier decision to deny Clear Channel Entertainment a permit for a Grateful Dead reunion show [at Alpine Valley].
06/26/02 - Download Phil Lesh and Friends with Bob Weir 6/23/02 Bonnaroo audio (from nugs.net)

06/23/02 - From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

[Bill Kreutzmann] hinted that the August reunion might be more than a one-time event. "It'd be nice to do it a couple of times a year," he said.
06/19/02 - The GD members will "discuss the future of the Other Ones" on tonight's Rockline broadcast.

06/15/02 - There is a new Message from The Band regarding the Alpine Valley shows.

06/13/02 - From Daily Southtown:

Tinley Park's Tweeter Center may be the scene of the first — and possibly only concerts — by the surviving members of the Grateful Dead since 1995.

In what could be a national event, concert organizers have approached the Tweeter Center about the possibility of holding two or three August shows after a bid to use Chicago's Grant Park was denied and a deal for Alpine Music Valley Theater in East Troy, Wis., hit a roadblock.

The shows — Aug. 5 and 6 and possibly Aug. 7 — would be the only concerts performed this year by the group, now known as Terrapin Station. The band wants to come to the Chicago market because its central location will make it easier for fans coming from across the country, Tweeter spokeswoman Pam Morin said.


And a deal may still be worked out for Alpine Valley, where 70,000 tickets to shows on Aug. 3 and 4 have already been sold.
06/12/02 - From Mickey Hart:
The Other Ones are working on a solution to the problem we are experiencing at Alpine Valley. There seems to be mass hysteria by local authorities over our planned shows at this venue. All this is speculation and confusion, which somehow will be worked out. Not to worry. We will play somewhere. The Other Ones have been in rehearsal for a week an a half, and it sounds absolutely fabulous. You're going to love this. Stand by. More to come ...
06/11/02 - From JamBands.com:
“At this point in time the [Terrapin Station] concert will not be taking place,” Odell Gigante, Chairman of the Highway Committee told Jambands.com.

Tickets to the event went on sale to the public this past Saturday and sold out in less than an hour. “They did sell tickets without a license,” says Michael Cotter, assistant corporation counsel for the county.
06/11/02 - From the Associated Press:
A county highway committee denied a permit to the promoters of a Grateful Dead reunion concert Tuesday, saying the area could not handle the enormous crowd expected. The Walworth County Highway Committee voted 4-0 to turn down the request by Clear Channel Entertainment to stage "Terrapin Station — A Grateful Dead Family Reunion" Aug. 3-4 in East Troy.
06/11/02 - In a new Message from Mickey Hart, Mickey writes about Terrapin Station, Bembé Orisha, etc.

06/06/02 - From the Associated Press:

Associated Press: Will the surviving members of the Grateful Dead do a full tour this year?

Mickey Hart: Nah. ... My band is what I'm doing this summer, the Mickey Hart Band. That and Kodo. . .
05/25/02 - From "The Seven-Year Itch" in the 5/31/02 print edition of Entertainment Weekly magazine:
[Phil Lesh] declines to say if [the pair of shows at Alpine Valley reuniting the surviving pre-1968 Grateful Dead members as The Other Ones] is just a one-shot deal: "Sometimes, it's good to just think in the moment."
05/24/02 - The Other Ones' shows in Alpine Valley could be a one-off reunion for now. From an Arizona Republic article on Phil Lesh:
Although the Other Ones remain on a back burner, surviving members of the Dead will reunite Aug. 3 and 4 for the Terrapin Station Festival in East Troy, Wisc.
05/21/02 - "Terrapin Station, A Grateful Dead Family Reunion" has been officially announced for Aug. 3-4 at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley. The Other Ones (Mickey Hart, Billy Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Rob Barraco, Jeff Chimenti & Jimmy Herring) will play two sets each night, and many other bands are scheduled to appear. For more details, see the press release, the Dead.net Terrapin info page, and GDTSTOO.

05/17/02 - According to GDTS TOO, "Phil Lesh & Friends with Rob Barraco, Jimmy Herring and John Molo With Very Special Guests Bob Weir & Jeff Chimenti" will play the Bonnaroo Music Festival just outside Manchester, TN on 06/23/02.

05/16/02 - According to the San Francisco Chronicle's Leah Garchik, "Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Billy Kreutzmann are making music together again this week, rehearsing at the Grateful Dead's Novato headquarters for a gig at [Alpine Valley] in early August."

05/16/02 - According to a Chicago Sun-Times article, the Aug. 3-4 festival at Alpine Valley will be called "Terrapin Station." Rumors suggest the Other Ones' lineup for those shows will be:

Phil Lesh
Bob Weir
Mickey Hart
Bill Kreutzmann
Rob Barraco
Jeff Chimenti
Jimmy Herring
05/13/02 - From Bill Walton's NBA tour diary:
I talked to the band today and the RUMORS ARE TRUE ... They have agreed to put their selfishness behind them, the REUNION is underway. The stories of a hot summer weekend in the Midwest with THE OTHER ONES are true.
05/12/02 - From the 5/11/02 print edition of Billboard magazine:
This summer, surviving Grateful Dead members and other like-minded artists will gather Aug. 3-4 at the Alpine Valley Music Center (near Chicago) for a brace of concerts sure to be a huge success. Among those tentatively scheduled to perform are RatDog, Phil Lesh & Friends, the TriChromes (featuring ex-Dead drummer Bill Kreutzman), Mickey Hart's Bembe Orisha, Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, and post-Dead outfit the Other Ones.
05/06/02 - According to Robert Hunter, from his Road Journal, "Phil promises me a good seventy minutes on the upcoming shows, long enough to do a satisfying performance."

05/05/02 - Today at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Bob Weir sat in with Phil Lesh and Friends for: The Music Never Stopped, Cassidy, Liberty, Help On the Way > Slipknot > Franklin's Tower.

04/28/02 - According to the Denver Post, Phil Lesh & Friends and RatDog will play Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO on 08/31/02.

04/24/02 - Phil Lesh and Friends' July Tour dates are up. At various shows, RatDog, Bembé Orisha, TriChromes, and/or Robert Hunter will be opening.

07/08/02 IC Light Amphitheater @ Station Square, Pittsburgh, PA. with Soulive
07/09/02 Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, ONT. with moe. and Soulive
07/10/02 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY. with Mickey Hart & Bembe Orisha
07/12/02 PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ. with Jorma Kaukonen & Blue Country and The Derek Trucks Band
07/13/02 Tweeter Center (formerly Great Woods), Mansfield, MA (Boston). with Robert Hunter and Mickey Hart & Bembe Orisha
07/14/02 Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, LI, NY. with Mickey Hart & Bembe Orisha and Robert Hunter
07/15/02 First Union Arena, Wilkes Barre, PA. with Robert Hunter
07/18/02 The Meadows Music Theater, Hartford, CT. with Robert Hunter
07/19/02 Hershey Park Star Pavilion, Hershey, PA. with Robert Hunter and Jorma Kaukonen & Blue Country
07/20/02 Tweeter Waterfront (formerly The E-Center), Camden, NJ. with Robert Hunter and The TriChromes
07/21/02 Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD. with Robert Hunter and The TriChromes
07/23/02 nTelos Pavillion @ Harbor Center, Portsmouth, VA. with Ratdog and The TriChromes
07/25/02 Alltel Pavilion @ Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC. with Ratdog and The TriChromes
07/26/02 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Charlotte, NC. with Ratdog and Dickey Betts
07/27/02 HiFi Buys Amphitheater (formerly Lakewood Amph.), Atlanta, GA. with Ratdog and Dickey Betts
07/28/02 Mars Music Amphitheater, West Palm Beach, FL. with Ratdog and Dickey Betts
07/30/02 The Backyard, Austin, TX. with The Disco Biscuits
07/31/02 NextStage Theater, Dallas, TX. with The Disco Biscuits
08/01/02 Fox Theater, St. Louis, MO. with The Disco Biscuits
04/23/02 - From Billboard.com:
While some of the Grateful Dead's many members have worked together in various incarnations in the six or so years since Garcia's death, a full on band project has not surfaced... yet.

"There are plans afoot," Hart divulges. "I cannot reveal [specific details] at the present time. But I think something's happening. I think there has been a shift of attitudes. I think that everybody's ready to put their differences in the past, and something might happen."

Pressed for details to satiate the rabid Deadhead sect, Hart remains coy, saying only, "Nope. I cannot reveal any more."
04/09/02 - From the Associated Press:
Hart said the usual tour with the surviving members of the Grateful Dead is on hold for this year while they work on other projects.
04/04/02 - According to Ken Babbs' latest update on IntrepidTrips.com, Bob Weir told him last night the Grateful Dead members "are tentatively scheduled to play together this summer."

03/22/02 - PR Newswire lists some Phil Lesh and Friends tour dates for May through July.

03/17/02 - From the Denver Post:

[Grateful Dead drummer and founding member Bill] Kreutzmann admitted he's gearing up for this summer. He'll be back on the road with the surviving members of the Dead.

"I don't know if I can talk about it yet. It looks like the beginning of August. It'll be all the longtime members and their bands. My new band is Trichromes."
02/15/02 - GDTS TOO has announced the lineup for Sunday, May 5, 2002 at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival:
Phil Lesh & Friends
Neville Brothers
Plus many more
01/30/02 - Watch Crusader Rabbit 12/31/01 video clips (from JohnMolo.com)

01/28/02 - From the PhilLesh.net Hotline, Phil says, "There have. . . been a number of very positive changes at Grateful Dead Productions, not the least of which is the return of Cameron Sears as CEO. I look forward with great gusto to the year 2002, as I feel that unity will once more prevail."

01/28/02 - According to Relix 29-1, Phil and Friends "hits the road again in late May, The Allman Brothers will do their summer shed tour, followed by more Phil & Friends summer dates." One Phil Summer appearance has already been announced: 07/05->06/02 at the Gathering of the Vibes.

01/20/02 - Download Crusader Rabbit 12/31/01 audio (from PhilZone.com)

01/11/02 - JamBands.com review of 12/31/01

01/06/02 - Listen to Crusader Rabbit 12/31/01 (from SugarMegs.org)

01/01/02 - Does this open up new possibilities for Summer 2002?: Last night in Oakland, CA, the first reunion of the surviving GD members since 07-25-98 took place. At Henry J. Kaiser Auditorium at midnight, the "Crusader Rabbit Stealth Band" (Phil and Friends w/ Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann) played Not Fade Away > Truckin' > Playing in the Band > The Wheel > Sugar Magnolia. Happy New Year!