Deadheads rejoice! The Grateful Dead have been reborn as Dead & Company, delivering all the groovy vibes and extended jams fans know and love. Longtime Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart are joined by superstar singer/songwriter and accomplished blues guitarist John Mayer as they blend rock, folk, funk, jazz, and psychedelia to blow fans' minds with epic aural bliss. With their spacey instrumental interplay and awe-inspiring solos, the group organically weaves their way through audience favorites like "Truckin'", "Casey Jones", and "Fire on the Mountain". The long, strange trip is back on the road -- Dead & Company are bringing their positive energy and uncanny musical genius to ticket buyers everywhere.
The Grateful Dead were instrumental to the '60s psychedelic sound and hippie culture. Jerry Garcia (guitar/vocals), Bob Weir (guitar/vocals), Phil Lesh (bass/vocals), Bill Kreutzmann (drums), and Ron McKernan (keyboards/vocals) got things rolling in 1965. Excluding McKernan and Garcia, who died in 1973 and 1995 respectively, the core lineup has remained virtually unchanged sinc then. Many other musicians have helped shape the band’s sound as well, especially second drummer Mickey Hart, who joined the Dead in 1967. The band toured excessively throughout the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, famously playing sets that exceeded the three-hour mark. After Garcia's death the group soldiered on, continuing to build their legacy through fearless sonic exploration. It was not until their 50th anniversary in 2015 that the Grateful Dead decided to retire their name. Fortunately for fans, their retirement was short-lived as pop singer/songwriter and blues guitarist extraordinaire John Mayer brought Weir, Hart, and Kreutzmann back out for more legendary jam sessions. Dead & Company continues in the Dead's spontaneous and inventive musical tradition -- just the way Deadheads like it.
I'm a Deadhead born in 1992 who never had the chance to see Jerry. This band is one without description, and the music means more than words can tell ;) I never thought I'd have the chance to see this music played, in this capacity, with these incredible crowds. My heart is so full. I see them as often as possible whenever they tour!
The Dead show was fabulous
The music was incredible and I could see everyone around me was enjoying the show as much as I did. However I paid for a fee for early entrance in the BB&T Pavilion and waited in the area we were told would be for early entrance. At the last minute the gate was closed and we were told to go to another entrance. Much to my dismay when we got in to the lawn section there were already people in that had not paid for the early entrance fee. I would like to get a refund for that service since it was not carried out in the correct manner
It's the Dead, been around for decades and will be around for decades. Get yourself there and elevate your vibration brothers and sisters!
Dead and Company with more muscular sound
Dead and Company were phenomenal! Loved the bluesy nature of the sets. Mayer's guitar work was robust and drove the band! Stating the obvious, the traffic sucked!! Venue clearly unprepared for the influx of Deadheads and great weather.
Wish I could have stayed forever very nice clean friendly venue will come back