Dead & Company 2015 Tour

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Dead & Company 2015 Tour
Tour by Dead & Company
A skull and roses
2015 concert tour poster
LocationUnited States
Start dateOctober 29, 2015 (2015-10-29)
End dateDecember 31, 2015 (2015-12-31)
Legs2
No. of shows22
Dead & Company concert chronology

The Dead & Company 2015 Tour was a tour by the band Dead & Company that took place between October and December 2015. It was the band's debut tour.

Overview[edit]

Dead & Company at Madison Square Garden on November 1, 2015

Following the surviving Grateful Dead members' successful Fare Thee Well concerts during the summer of 2015 Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart formed a band called Dead & Company with John Mayer, Jeff Chimenti and Oteil Burbridge. The tour was sponsored by American Express.[1]

The band initially announced one concert for October 31 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Following the presale for that show they announced another show at Madison Square Garden for the following night. On August 24 a full ten date tour was announced.[2] The tour was extended to include a total of 21 dates on September 10.[3] One additional concert at Madison Square Garden was later announced for November 7. This was a free show and was filmed and broadcast as part of the American Express Unstaged series. Fans were given the opportunity to win tickets through the band's website.[4] Additional tickets were also given away by John Mayer's fan forum[5] and by HeadCount outside of Madison Square Garden at the band's November 1 show.

Reception[edit]

The tour was very well-received, with the New York Times referring to its "tremendous success" and Billboard calling the shows "magical".[6] Mayer's playing was particularly praised;[7] a review of the 11/21 Minneapolis show said that since original Grateful Dead lead guitarist Jerry Garcia's passing, "there's been no finer 'Jerry' than the uber-talented Mayer".[8]

Tour dates[edit]

The band performed a total of 22 concerts in sixteen different cities.[3]

Date City Country Venue Tickets sold / Available Revenue
October 29, 2015 Albany United States Times Union Center 12,648 / 15,258 $999,667 [9]
October 31, 2015 New York City Madison Square Garden N/A N/A
November 1, 2015
November 5, 2015 Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 17,863 / 17,863 $1,461,285 [10]
November 6, 2015 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center N/A N/A
November 7, 2015 New York City Madison Square Garden (free show)
November 10, 2015 Worcester DCU Center 13,942 / 13,942 $1,042,557 [11]
November 11, 2015 Buffalo First Niagara Center N/A N/A
November 13, 2015 Columbus Nationwide Arena
November 14, 2015 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
November 17, 2015 Atlanta Philips Arena 12,037 / 12,783 $953,506 [12]
November 18, 2015 Nashville Bridgestone Arena 10,082 / 11,760 $690,524 [13]
November 20, 2015 St. Louis Scottrade Center 11,066 / 13,706 $953,560 [14]
November 21, 2015 Minneapolis Target Center 8,222 /11,896 $715,125 [14]
November 24, 2015 Broomfield 1stBank Center
November 25, 2015
November 27, 2015 Paradise MGM Grand Garden Arena
November 28, 2015
December 27, 2015 San Francisco Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 17,032 /17,032 $1,277,400 [15]
December 28, 2015
December 30, 2015 Inglewood The Forum 30,852 / 30,852 $2,850,192 [15][16]
December 31, 2015

Musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What a Trip! Grateful Dead Team With John Mayer, AmEx on Charity Tour". NBC News. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  2. ^ "Grateful Dead and John Mayer announce US tour as Dead & Company". Consequence of Sound. August 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  3. ^ a b "Dead and Company Expand Fall Tour With Newly Announced U.S. Dates". Ultimate Classic Rock. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  4. ^ "Dead & Company Add Free MSG Show to New York Run". Rolling Stone. October 5, 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  5. ^ "ALL MSM TICKETS GONE - 11/7 Madison Square Garden Show in My Stupid Mouth Forum". Yuku. Retrieved 2016-01-21.
  6. ^ Dead & Company To Launch 2016 Tour, New York Times, February 8, 2016, retrieved April 8, 2016
  7. ^ Taylor, John (December 1, 2015), Review + photos: Dead & Company a tale of two shows in one night at MGM Grand, Las Vegas Sun, archived from the original on April 6, 2016, retrieved April 8, 2016, With superb guitar skills and strong vocals on several titles ("West L.A. Fadeaway" and "Deal," among them), Mayer continued to win over the army of itinerant Deadheads in the audience Saturday night.
  8. ^ Rupar, Aaron (November 23, 2015), Dead & Co. at Target Center: Is Mayer the spiritual heir to Garcia?, City Pages, retrieved April 8, 2016
  9. ^ "current boxscore". web archive. Billboard. 2016-11-12.
  10. ^ "current boxscore". web archive. Billboard. 2015-11-18.
  11. ^ "current boxscore". web archive. Billboard. 2016-06-16.
  12. ^ "current boxscore". web archive. Billboard. 2015-12-12.
  13. ^ "current boxscore". web archive. Billboard. 2015-11-26.
  14. ^ a b "current boxscore". web archive. Billboard. 2016-01-14.
  15. ^ a b "current boxscore". web archive. Billboard. 2016-01-28.
  16. ^ "Dead & Company, Tool & The Weeknd Lead New Hot Tours Roundup". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-01-27.

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