Last summer, Dead & Company embarked on their first-ever summer tour together. The band, which is made up of original Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir alongside John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, played four tour-closing shows in California after an extensive national run together. The second to last show ended in Wheatland on July 29, 2016 with approximately 18,500 dedicated fans, where the Toyota Amphitheatre transformed into Deadhead paradise, as a certain kind of magic followed the band members’ return to the Bay Area region.
Dead & Company has shared a fantastic version of the celebratory, show-opening “Uncle John’s Band” for all those to enjoy, in anticipation of their return later this month. Watch Bob weir and John Mayer trade vocals on the Grateful Dead classic below.
Dead & Company will hit the road from May 27th through June 28th, kicking off the tour in Vegas and hitting major venues across the country. The dates include stops at places like the Hollywood Bowl, Shoreline Amphitheatre, Folsom Field, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Fenway Park, Citi Field, Wrigley Field and more! You can see the dates below, and head to the band’s website for details.
Setlist: Dead & Company | Toyota Amphitheatre | Wheatland, CA | 7/29/16
I: Uncle John’s Band, Tennessee Jed, Easy Wind, Ramble on Rose, Row Jimmy, Loser, Tough of Grey
II: Lost Sailor, Saint of Circumstance, He’s Gone, China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider, Drums, New Speedway Boogie, Morning Dew, Casey Jones
[photo by Dave DeCrescente]