Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart has announced the first Planet Drum show in 15 years. Hart’s global percussion ensemble, founded in 1991 with Zakir Hussain, will join forces with his longtime Grateful Dead/Dead & Company bandmate Bob Weir and his Wolf Bros featuring The Wolfpack at Frost Amphitheater in Stanford, PA on Sunday, May 1st.
Fans can sign up for the artist pre-sale now via Bob Weir’s website or the Planet Drum website. Artist pre-sale starts Wednesday, March 16th at 10:00 a.m. PT. General on-sale will follow on Friday, March 18th at 10:00 a.m. PT. For full ticketing details for the show, presented by Goldenvoice and Stanford Live, head here.
Enhanced Experience ticket packages will be available for this special show via CID Entertainment and On Location. Packages include a concert ticket with early venue entry plus access to a special viewing area and pre-show lounge, exclusive merchandise, and more. Seamless Experience packages that bundle early entry concert tickets with merchandise are also available. Both options go on sale beginning Wednesday, March 16th. For full details on Enhanced Experience and Seamless Experience packages, head here.
Weir and his ever-expanding Wolf Bros family are currently on the road for a spring tour which started at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN this week and will end with two nights celebrating 50 years of Ace at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
The Frost Amphitheater show marks the first time in 15 years that Planet Drum—Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Giovanni Hidalgo, and Sikiru Adepoju—will perform live. They will be joined by Isaac Eady (Tedeschi Trucks Band) on drum kit and several Latin and Indian percussionists as well as West African vocalists. Hart and Hussain formed the ensemble more than 30 years ago, bringing together the greatest rhythm masters from around the globe to create a one-of-a-kind supergroup. Planet Drum’s self-titled 1991 release remains of one of the most successful percussion recordings ever to this day, topping the Billboard Charts for 26 weeks and winning the first-ever Grammy Award for Best World Music Album.
For more information on the return of Planet Drum, head here.
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