The Grateful Dead will return to theaters around the globe for the 2022 Meet-Up At The Movies. This year’s cinematic engagement will occur on Tuesday, November 1st and Saturday the 5th with a showing of the Dead’s April 17th, 1972 concert at Tivoli Concert Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This year’s Meet-Up At The Movies arrives as part of the ongoing anniversary celebration of the Dead’s landmark live album, Europe ’72, with Saturday’s show happening exactly 50 years after the album’s release. The Tivoli show was the sixth of the European spring tour and was historic for a multitude of reasons as it marked the Dead’s first major live concert broadcast as well as the first in Danish TV history.
Audiences will see nearly an hour and a half of the band’s performance, which includes live staples like “I Know You Rider” > “China Cat Sunflower”, “Big Railroad Blues”, “Truckin'”, and more. The show also featured the first-ever live performance of “He’s Gone” in addition to recently debuted compositions “Ramble on Rose”, “Jack Straw”, and “One More Saturday Night”. Though Europe ’72 would mark the last tour for founding keyboardist/vocalist Ronald “Pigpen” McKernan, the band’s original frontman performed three songs on the broadcast including the opening “It Hurts Me Too”.
This will mark the first Meet-Up At The Movies since 2019 and the tenth overall. The 2019 showing of the Dead’s June 17th, 1991 concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ was the first Meet-Up to be broadcast internationally, a tradition that will continue in 2022.
“We are pleased to be partnering again with Rhino to bring the ‘Meet-Up’ to cinemas around the globe,” said Kymberli Frueh, SVP for Programming and Content Acquisitions for Trafalgar Releasing. “The last ‘Meet-Up’ was the first with an international footprint and was a rousing success. We look forward to many more years of bringing Dead Heads together in local cinemas, wherever they may be.”
Along with Thursday’s announcement, Grateful Dead shared a video of “One More Saturday Night” from the Copenhagen broadcast. Check out the clip below, and head here to purchase tickets to the 2022 Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies when they go on sale on September 23rd.
Grateful Dead – “One More Saturday Night” – Copenhagen, Denmark – 4/17/72