After years of work, Day of the Dead, a massive, multi-artist tribute to the Grateful Dead curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National is almost ready for the world to hear. The brothers brought together more than 70 artists from a wide range of eras and genres to reinterpret the Dead’s music for a new generation, and the result is nothing short of impressive: a 59-track, 5+ hour compilation featuring performances from Béla Fleck, Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby, Charles Bradley, Flaming Lips, Joe Russo, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Mumford & Sons, The National, The War On Drugs, Wilco and more. Proceeds from the album’s sales will support the Red Hot Organization‘s mission to fight HIV/AIDS.
In conjunction with SweetWater Brewing Company, the band has planned a series of listening parties across the country for fans to come together and experience the project ahead of its May 20th release. See below for the full list of Day of the Dead listening parties (NOTE: All events will take place on May 19th unless noted otherwise):
Get out to the listening party closest to you to enjoy a truly unique Grateful Dead experience! You can listen to some of the grooving new tracks here.