Dead and Company is the legacy performance of the Grateful Dead and will return to the arena on Monday, August 16, for the band’s first performance since January 2020. “Honestly, it’s not fast enough,” bassist Oteil Burbridge told Asbury Park Press. In June, I talked to the press about his participation in the celebration of the Allman Brothers Band in Madison Square Garden in Manhattan in March 2020-this is the last major concert before the COVID-19 lockdown-Burbridge Discussed the rising expectations before the tour this summer.
“I really appreciate the expectations established before the tour starts,” he said. “When we started posting photos of rehearsals and the like, it just built up, (and) when you play in a very large place, it’s another matter, it’s a very big accumulation. It has been since I left. It’s been a long time, so I’m really looking forward to it. It’s been long enough, that’s for sure.”
The tour starts on Monday at Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Raleigh, North Carolina, and will pass our area performances at Citi Field in New York City on Friday, August 20th, and at Civic Bank Park in Philadelphia on Saturday, August 21st. The 31-day show will end with a Halloween carnival, ending with a three-night show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Since 2015, classic members of the Grateful Dead Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart have fought alongside John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti, and Burbridge. Hart told Asbury Park Press in 2020: “It’s very worthwhile, and now I am a member of this great organization in this part of my life. The band plays well, and that’s what really matters. The band played very well and the fans wanted to dance “…this is the good life.” “