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Grateful Dead Members Recruit John Mayer For Halloween Concert

08/06/2015
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Three surviving members of The Grateful Dead are teaming up with John Mayer for a special concert on Halloween night that will be performed under the name of Dead & Company.

Mayer, along with former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will stage the special October 31st concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Dead & Company will also feature RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and former Allman Brothers Band bassist Oteil Burbridge and they will be performing two sets of music comprised mainly of classic Grateful Dead tracks.

Bill Kreutzmann had the following to say about the special show, "Fare Thee Well proved to me that I'm not done exploring new rhythmic territory with Mickey -- I'm recommending that everyone puts their helmet on, because we are going to blast our way into some serious drums and space…And with Mayer riding shotgun with Weir -- we're in good company, so to speak."

John Mayer shared, "I deeply love the Dead's music, and it has inspired me in ways I never imagined. To help carry this music is the opportunity and the honor of a lifetime."

Weir adds, "We're not done with these songs and they're not done with us. We're gonna take these old friends on some new adventures."

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