Los Angeles-based Grateful Dead cover band, Grateful Shred, have announced their plans to return to the eastern U.S. next winter. The band will begin their 12-show North American tour on February 19th, and will be joined throughout the run by New Jersey jam band Garcia Peoples, and MAPACHE, with the latter being more of a folk-based act made up of Grateful Shred members Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch.
The three-week tour will start out with a trio of performances across New York state in cities including Ithaca, Rochester, and Buffalo. It’s worth noting that Ithaca, New York is where the Grateful Dead played one of their most famous shows back on May 8th, 1977 at Cornell University’s Barton Hall. Other stops on the winter 2019 tour include scheduled shows at the Chop Shop in Chicago, IL (2/23); Once Ballroom in Sommerville, MA (2/26); Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY (2/27); two nights at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY (3/1 and 3/2); And the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, PA (March 3), just to name a few. The 2019 winter tour will look to keep the energy going from their upcoming December tour, which starts this Wednesday with a show at Colorado’s Belly Up Aspen.
The predominantly west coast group has earned plenty of recognition over the past year as one of the more notable emerging cover bands within the Grateful Dead universe.
Pre-sale for the shows at Brooklyn Bowl will begin on December 5th at 10 a.m. EST with the access code, “SHREDRELIX”. General on-sale will follow two days later beginning Friday, December 7, at 10 a.m. EST, and can be found by visiting the band’s website. Until then, fans can click here to read up on what happened the last time Grateful Shred played the Ardmore Music Hall back over the summer.
Grateful Shred 2019 Tour Dates
Feb. 19 – Ithaca, NY — The Haunt
Feb. 20 – Rochester, NY — Flour City Station
Feb. 21 – Buffalo, NY — Buffalo Iron Works
Feb. 22 – Ferndale, MI — Otus Supply at Parliament Room
Feb. 23 – Chicago, IL — Chop Shop
Feb. 24 – Cleveland, OH — Beachland Ballroom
Feb. 26 – Somerville, MA — Once Ballroom
Feb. 27 – Port Chester, NY — Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
Feb. 28 – Washington, DC — Gypsy Sally’s
March 1 – Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Bowl
March 2 – Brooklyn, NY — Brooklyn Bowl
March 3 – Ardmore, PA — Ardmore Music Hall