Dead and Company in residence at the Sphere

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Less than a year after their “final tour,” Dead and Company reunited for a residency at the Sphere in Las Vegas.

Dead and Company’s “final tour” did not mark the end of the Grateful Dead group: the group has confirmed that it will reunite again in the spring for a long residency at the Sphere in Las Vegas.

The band, which features Dead legends Bob Weir and Mickey Hart alongside John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and drummer Jay Lane, previously announced its final tour in 2023, culminating in two concerts in San Francisco, in his hometown.

However, in late 2023, Dead and Company were rumored to end their brief retirement to take over for U2 (following Phish’s four-night visit) at the state-of-the-art Las Vegas venue. . After weeks of speculation, the group revealed their plans with a teaser on social media on Wednesday, showing the classic logo ” Steal Your Face » from the Grateful Dead projected onto the enormous sphere.

Although no date has yet been announced, WECB confirmed that the group would perform at least 15 concerts at the Sphere.

Semantically speaking, Dead and Company didn’t lie about last year’s tour being their “ last tour “, since they will technically “reside” instead of “rotate”, as they explained in the teaser: ” In 2023, Dead & Company played their final tour. But there are other ways to make sure the music never stops. »


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