The Dead (band)

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The Dead
The Dead 6.17.03.jpg
The Dead performing on June 17, 2003
Background information
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres Rock
Years active 2003–2004
2009
Associated acts Grateful Dead
The Other Ones
Furthur
RatDog
Phil Lesh & Friends
Gov't Mule
The Allman Brothers Band
Website www.dead.net
Past members Bob Weir
Phil Lesh
Mickey Hart
Bill Kreutzmann
Jeff Chimenti
Jimmy Herring
Rob Barraco
Joan Osborne
Warren Haynes

The Dead is an American rock band composed of some of the former members of the Grateful Dead.

After the death of Jerry Garcia in 1995, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann formed a band called The Other Ones. They performed concert tours in 1998 (without Kreutzmann), 2000 (without Lesh), and 2002, and released one album, The Strange Remain. In 2003, they changed their name to The Dead.[1]

Tours[edit]

In addition to Weir, Lesh, Hart and Kreutzmann, the 2003 lineup of the band included Jimmy Herring, Jeff Chimenti, Rob Barraco, and Joan Osborne. The band was first officially billed as The Dead on February 14, 2003 at the Warfield in San Francisco. Later that year, the band opened up their summer tour on June 15 at the Bonnaroo Music Festival. They ended 2003 with two New Year's dates at the Oakland Coliseum on December 30 and 31.

In 2004, Herring and Chimenti remained in the lineup, and were joined by Warren Haynes. The band played a brief winter jam and a three-month summer tour called the Wave That Flag Tour. In 2006, guitarist Jimmy Herring joined the group Widespread Panic after George McConnell's departure from the group.

On February 4, 2008, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, and Mickey Hart, along with several other musicians, performed a concert called "Deadheads for Obama", at the Warfield in San Francisco.[2] On October 13, 2008, Weir, Lesh, Hart and Kreutzmann, joined by Warren Haynes and Jeff Chimenti, played a second show for the Obama campaign, called "Change Rocks", at Penn State University.[3] On January 20, 2009, the same lineup played at one of the ten official balls for the inauguration of President Obama.[4]

The band toured the United States in the spring of 2009, playing 23 concerts in April and May, with a lineup of Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Warren Haynes, and Jeff Chimenti.[5][6] During the second night of the Spring 2009 tour, they were joined on stage by Tipper Gore who sat in on drums during the closing song, "Sugar Magnolia".[7] They also headlined the second annual Rothbury Music Festival in Rothbury, Michigan on July 4, 2009.

Since the Dead tour Bob Weir and Phil Lesh have been performing together with their new band Furthur.

Personnel[edit]

2003
  • Bob Weir — guitar, vocals
  • Phil Lesh — bass, vocals
  • Mickey Hart — drums, vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann — drums
  • Jimmy Herring — guitar
  • Jeff Chimenti — keyboards, vocals
  • Rob Barraco — keyboards, vocals
  • Joan Osborne — vocals
2004
  • Bob Weir — guitar, vocals
  • Phil Lesh — bass, vocals
  • Mickey Hart — drums, vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann — drums
  • Jimmy Herring — guitar
  • Jeff Chimenti — keyboards, vocals
  • Warren Haynes — guitar, vocals
2009
  • Bob Weir — guitar, vocals
  • Phil Lesh — bass, vocals
  • Mickey Hart — drums, vocals
  • Bill Kreutzmann — drums
  • Jeff Chimenti — keyboards, vocals
  • Warren Haynes — guitar, vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Selvin, Joel (February 12, 2003). "Marin Icons Now The Dead". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 12, 2003. 
  2. ^ "Which Band Will Reunite Next? Placing Odds on 14 Groups, from Led Zeppelin to N'Sync Pictures". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  3. ^ "Which Band Will Reunite Next? Placing Odds on 14 Groups, from Led Zeppelin to N'Sync Pictures". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  4. ^ "Which Band Will Reunite Next? Placing Odds on 14 Groups, from Led Zeppelin to N'Sync Pictures". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  5. ^ "Midtour | Grateful Dead". Dead.net. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  6. ^ Paul Liberatore. "Lib at Large: Reuniting Grateful Dead members, fans happy about tour - but not ticket prices - Marin Independent Journal". Marinij.com. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  7. ^ Ann, Mary. "The Sleuth - The Dead in D.C., a Stirring, Smoky Bipartisan Show". Voices.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 

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