The Grateful Dead‘s Fare Thee Well concert sold out within minutes, and Stubhub is offering their faithful fans, also known as the Deadheads, three-day tickets for $116,000. The “nose bleed” seats are going for $1300 and up. Some media outlets have reported a million dollar ticket was also posted on Stubhub, but the offer has been removed. Grateful Dead’s farewell concert will take place on July 3rd through the 5th in Chicago. The show quickly sold out, after 210,000 tickets were purchased within minutes. The shows will be played at the famed Soldier Field. Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio will join the legendary band’s original members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart (joined the band in 1967), and Bill Kreutzmann. The two other founding members of Grateful Dead passed away; Ron McKernan died in 1973 and Jerry Garcia died in 1995.
The Grateful Dead’s music history dates all the way back to 1967, and more than twenty studio albums have been released. Some of those projects include The Grateful Dead, Workingman’s Dead, Wake of the Flood, Go to Heaven, Dead Set, Dylan & the Dead, and Without a Net. The band is most-known for implementing elements of folk, rock, blues, jazz, country, and reggae into their music, and they have sold over thirty-five million albums worldwide. The Grateful Dead was honored with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007, and they were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame one year before Garcia died. In the 1990s, the band generated more than $285 million from their tours, which was the second-highest tour earnings of that decade. At the time, The Rolling Stones earned the most in tour revenue.
On June 18th, the late Jerry Garcia will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Garcia will be inducted, along with Robert Hunter, as a songwriting duo. The two songwriters co-wrote a number of Grateful Dead songs including “Dark Star,” “China Cat Sunflower,” “Friend of the Devil,” “Truckin’,” “Casey Jones, “Uncle John’s Band,” and more. Hunter also wrote records for the legendary Bob Dylan. The other hall of fame inductees this year include Cyndi Lauper, Toby Keith, Linda Perry, Bobby Braddock, and the late Willie Dixon.
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