1987 Summer Tour
(June 12 - July 8, 1987) (except July 4)
Dylan & the Dead Tour
(July 4 & July 10-26, 1987)
1987 Fall Tour
(August 11 - October 4, 1987)
The Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead 1987 Tour was a concert tour by Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead taking place in the summer of 1987 and consisting of six concerts. Each concert began with one or two lengthy sets by the Grateful Dead of their own material (sometime broken into a first and second set, per the Dead's own practice), followed by a roughly 90 minute set of the Dead acting as Dylan's backup band.
Dylan & the Dead is a live album released by Bob Dylan and the Grateful Dead in February 1989 by Columbia Records. It consists of seven songs written and sung by Dylan, with the Dead providing accompaniment taken from the Dylan and the Grateful Dead 1987 Tour. Songs from two of the Grateful Dead performances were released on their album View from the Vault, Volume Four.