#DEAD50 News

Shapiro: Santa Clara shows just soundchecks for FTW Chicago

The Grateful Dead’s “Core Four” along with Jeff Chimenti, Bruce Hornsby, and Phish’s Trey Anastasio, will be performing two full-length shows this weekend in the Bay area’s Levi’s Stadium to prepare for the final Fare Thee Well performances in Chicago. “We’ll be the first to admit that the demand for these California shows never really […]

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GDTSTOO Updates Soldier Field Seating Chart for Dead 50 ahead of TM re-release

If you are planning on trying for tickets in tomorrow’s Ticketmaster re-release for the Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary shows in Chicago, be sure to look at the updated seating chart provided by GDTSTOO & Ticketmaster. In an unprecedented move for last-minute planning, Peter Shapiro and Madison House Productions have approved a GA-only seating arrangement for […]

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Grateful Dead To Re-Release Tickets For Moon Shows

If you were one of the hundreds of one-percenters who got shut out of the initial ticket sales for the Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well 50th reunion shows on the Moon, you may be in luck! Dead50.net just announced plans to re-release tickets and flight packages to both Moltke Crater shows. The re-release will take […]

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Santa Clara ticket lottery overwhelmed with requests by hopeless trade seekers

While the Grateful Dead’s “online mail order” for Santa Clara did not stir the same level of unrest in the Deadhead community as the Chicago Ticketmaster fiasco or GDTSTOO mail order, it certainly came with its own nuisances. Many fans have taken their winning Santa Clara ticket requests straight to ticket resellers, Facebook groups and music forums […]

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Peter Shapiro: A Few Additional Grateful Dead 50 Shows in the Works

BREAKING NEWS Earlier this week, Fair Thee Well was lucky to get in touch with Mr. Peter Shapiro for an unofficial statement regarding the possibility of additional shows: “Based on the mass speculation I’ve witnessed online and the new waves of demanding emails I’ve received, the fans seem to be under the impression there are going to […]

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Facebook Group started for Official Fare Thee Well Drum Circle

Believe it or not, the Deadheads who popularized the timeless, trance-inducing tradition of holding drum circles at their concerts now maintain their own Facebook group. “You could always count on finding drum circles at the shows,” the group’s founder writes. “With the help of social media, we’ll make sure this last one is loud enough for […]

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GDTSTOO now hiring to accommodate ticket demand for Santa Clara shows

For the last few days, a small business in the Stinson Beach, Calif. area has been accepting applications for a peculiar job opening. The classifieds listing, found under the title “the mailman’s best friend,” is accompanied by the following requirements: “We are looking for someone who can open at minimum, 25 EPH (envelopes per hour) […]

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Trey Anastasio’s NCAA Bracket Looks Nothing Like Yours

Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio is hoping to educate his fans before the upcoming Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary shows with the help of a little “bracketology.” “To be honest, I don’t really follow basketball. But you know what? There’s been lots of talk and speculation about how I was chosen to play the final Dead shows, […]

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Source: Grateful Dead ‘Considering’ Additional Fare Thee Well Dates on the Moon

An anonymous source confirmed to Fair Thee Well that the band has at least been “considering” a run of shows on the Moon the weekend before the newly added dates in Santa Clara, Calif. According to a sourcey report released Friday, March 13 on the fan blog hypemusicfestivals.com, the band will announce two additional nights in Santa […]

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Change.org Petition Started by Deadheads for “Floating Campsite” on Lake Michigan, July 3-5

Excited fans for the upcoming Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field have submitted a new Change.org petition to propose camping be allowed on a “floating campsite” atop the calm, nearby waters of Lake Michigan from July 3-5. In a strategic move that is sure to catch the attention of both city officials […]

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