Dec 15

Upon the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995, the Grateful Dead’s time officially came to an end. Founding members rightfully decided that it just is not the Grateful Dead without Garcia.

Over the years the surviving members have toured in various incarnations because, as any DeadHead knows, THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED!

The latest variation includes rhythm guitarist Bob Weir and bassist Phil Lesh in a band named FURTHUR, the name taken from the famous Ken Kesey bus.

Playing old Grateful Dead favorites with Dark Star Orchestra guitarist John Kadlecik admirably taking on the “Jerry parts”, Furthur has been touring for two years now and the fans really enjoy their sound.

In addition to the expected Grateful Dead tunes, Furthur also has dusted off some long-lost Dead numbers and thrown in a wide range of covers. Some of the materials they’ve played are from bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Band, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Ryan Adams, Van Morrison and The Clash.

Furthur has scheduled an east coast tour in 2012 including an eight night stand at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Furthur will play the Beacon on April 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17 & 18.

Fans of Furthur, the Grateful Dead, RatDog and Jam Band music in general will be thrilled to hear these songs played live once again. Don’t miss these legends of rock n roll live in concert at the Beacon Theatre. Find Furthur tickets today.

Jan 12

A rumored reunion tour of the surviving Grateful Dead members is taking place in 2009. Touring as The Dead, the band will feature Jeff Chimenti on keyboards and Warren Haynes on lead guitar. You may be familiar with Haynes’s outstanding guitar playing for the Allman Brothers and Gov’t Mule.

Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh and Billy Kreutzmann round out the troupe and The Dead Tickets are expected to be a hot item this spring as the tour kicks off in April. At you can view a list of 2009 The Dead Tour Dates and sign up for The Dead Ticket Alert to be notified when tickets are available.

With the addition of Warren Haynes on lead guitar, I think this tour has become a must-see for any old school Deadhead. Warren is an amazingly talented guitarist and while not imitating Jerry Garcia’s style, he comes closer than any other guitarist possibly¬†could to making it a true, legitimate Grateful Dead-like experience.

So if you’re a fan of The Dead, are interested in seeing them in 2009 but you Need a Miracle, head on over to and sign up for The Dead Tickets Alert service.