The Grateful Dead will be honored at Madison Square Garden on Monday, May 11th, as the band will be added to the famed venue’s “Walk of Fame.” The band played 52 shows at the Garden throughout their career, beginning in January of 1979 and ending in 1994.
Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Trixie Garcia will all be on hand to receive the award. Apparently the band was supposed to be added to the “Walk of Fame” in the mid-1990s, but Jerry Garcia’s death forced that ceremony to be postponed. The Walk of Fame was established in 1992, to “recognize performers, athletes, announcers, and coaches who demonstrated excellence at their craft in The Garden at various times throughout their extraordinary careers.”
It’s certainly nice to see the Garden doing something for the Dead’s anniversary, considering none of the reunion/farewell shows have made it to the East Coast. Meanwhile, Rangers goalie Eddie Giacomin, Knicks forward Harry Gallatin and photographer George Kalinsk will also be inducted alongside the Dead members.
[Via Page Six]