Grateful Dead Concert History

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. The band is known for its eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, country, jazz, bluegrass, blues, gospel, and psychedelic rock; for live performances of lengthy instrumental jams; and for its devoted fan base, known as "Deadheads." "Their music," writes Lenny Kaye, "touches on ground that most other groups don't even know exists." These various influences...

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Dec 21, 2023
Grateful Dead laguna speedway California, United States
Sep 06, 2023
Grateful Dead
Dec 29, 2022
Grateful Dead
Oct 10, 2022
Grateful Dead
Feb 04, 2022
Grateful Dead
Jan 29, 2022
GRATEFUL DEAD
Jun 27, 2021
Grateful Dead Archive
Nov 07, 2020
Grateful Dead
Nov 02, 2020
Bob Dylan/Grateful Dead
Dec 18, 2019
Grateful Dead Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, California, United States
Dec 02, 2018
The Grateful Dead
Jul 06, 2015
Grateful Dead Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jul 05, 2015
Grateful Dead / The Dead / Bruce Hornsby / Trey Anastasio / Jeff Chimenti
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Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Jul 04, 2015
Grateful Dead / The Dead / Bruce Hornsby / Trey Anastasio / Jeff Chimenti
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Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Jul 03, 2015
Trey Anastasio / Bruce Hornsby / Grateful Dead

Fare Thee Well: Dead 50

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Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois, United States
Show Duplicates for Jul 03, 2015
Jul 02, 2015 –
Jul 04, 2015
Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzman, Trey Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti, Bruce Hornsby / Grateful Dead

Fare Thee Well - Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Shows

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Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jun 28, 2015
Grateful Dead / Bruce Hornsby

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Levi's® Stadium Santa Clara, California, United States
Jun 27, 2015
Grateful Dead / Bruce Hornsby

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Levi's® Stadium Santa Clara, California, United States
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Jun 08, 2010
Grateful Dead Archive / UC Santa Cruz Special Collection Exhibit New York Historical Society New York, New York, United States
Jul 02, 2009 –
Jul 05, 2009
Rothbury Festival 2009
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Feb 5, 1989
 Oakland, California, United States
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Sep 30, 1988
 Mountain View, California, United States
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 Oakland, California, United States
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 Stanford, California, United States
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Oct 3, 1981
 London, England, United Kingdom
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Oct 3, 1981
 London, England, United Kingdom
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Jun 14, 1984
 Morrison, Colorado, United States
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Jun 13, 1984
 Morrison, Colorado, United States
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Sep 7, 1985
 Morrison, Colorado, United States
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Sep 6, 1985
 Morrison, Colorado, United States
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Sep 5, 1985
 Morrison, Colorado, United States
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Jun 12, 1984
 Morrison, Colorado, United States
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Oct 18, 1988
 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Oct 18, 1988
 New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Aug 6, 1974
 Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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West Feb 01, 2023

Somebody needs to fix this shit. The grateful dead done in 1995. Why is Dead and Co listed as the Grateful Dead?


Excavator007 Aug 10, 2019

how do i change the fucking date . . . of red rocks show to 1985 ?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


What genre is the Grateful Dead?

The Grateful Dead is known for its unique and eclectic style that defies easy categorization. Often considered a pioneer of the jam band genre, the Grateful Dead incorporated psychedelia, rock, bluegrass, blues, gospel, reggae, R&B, and many other genres into their repertoire. As is typical of jam bands, their live performances would often lead into long, improvised instrumentals and unrehearsed jam sessions.

When did the Grateful Dead start and when did the band end?

The Grateful Dead started in the spring of 1965 as the “Warlocks.” In 1966, they changed their name to the “Grateful Dead.” On March 17, 1967, the band released their self-titled, debut album.

After over 30 years performing together, the Grateful Dead disbaneded in the summer of 1995, following the death of Jerry Garcia, the band’s front runner, songwriter, lead guitarist, and vocalist. However, many of the members of the band continued performing under different names, such as Dead and Co and Phil Lesh and Friends.

What does the name “Grateful Dead” mean?

The name "Grateful Dead" was chosen by founder Jerry Garcia when he was looking through a dictionary. The name is derived from an old English folk tale titled "The Grateful Dead," which tells the story of a traveler who gives his last penny to pay for the burial of a corpse and is then mysteriously assisted by the ghost of the dead person.

How many songs do the Grateful Dead have?

The Grateful Dead amassed a substantial discography over their 30-year career. It is estimated that the band recorded more than 450 original songs while covering hundreds more.

What do the Grateful Dead bears and skull symbolize?

The Grateful Dead bears and skull symbolize the band's connection to the counterculture of the 1960s. The bears and skull were designed by Bob Thomas and have become some of the band’s most recognizable symbols.

Who is Jerry Garcia and when did he die?

Jerry Garcia was the lead singer, guitarist, and main songwriter for the Grateful Dead. He was also a highly respected musician outside the Grateful Dead, playing with various other artists and bands. On August 9, 1995, Jerry Garcia died of a heart attack. He was only 53 years old.

Where is Jerry Garcia buried?

Jerry Garcia's body was cremated after he passed away. His ashes were dispersed throughout the San Francisco Bay.

How did Jerry Garcia lose his finger?

Two-thirds of Jerry Garcia's right middle finger were accidently removed by his brother in a wood-splitting accident that occurred during a family vacation in 1946. He admitted that he used it to his advantage by showing it off to others.

What did Rush Limbaugh say about Jerry Garcia after he died?

After Jerry Garcia's death, Rush Limbaugh commented, "Just another dead doper. And a dirtbag." Fans of Garcia and the Grateful Dead protested against Limbaugh and forced him to eventually issue an apology for his disrespectful words. It’s unclear if he actually meant his apology or was just trying to recover from bad press.

How many concerts has Grateful Dead had?

Grateful Dead has had 2,390 concerts.

What genre is Grateful Dead?

Grateful Dead is most often considered to be Rock, Pop Rock, Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Blues Rock, Country Rock, Psychedelic, Roots Rock, Jam Band, Jam, Double Drumming, Cosmic American, and Plunderphonics.

When was the last Grateful Dead concert?

The last Grateful Dead concert was on December 21, 2023 at laguna speedway in California, United States.

What setlist does Grateful Dead play live?

The songs that Grateful Dead performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the July 05, 2015 concert at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, United States:

  1. China Cat Sunflower
  2. I Know You Rider
  3. Estimated Prophet
  4. Built to Last
  5. Samson and Delilah
  6. Mountains of the Moon
  7. Throwing Stones
  8. Truckin'
  9. Cassidy
  10. Althea
  11. Terrapin Station
  12. Drums
  13. Space
  14. Unbroken Chain
  15. Days Between
  16. Not Fade Away
  17. Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby, Bob Weir share lead vocals
  18. Touch of Grey
  19. Trey Anastasio, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Bruce Hornsby on lead vocals, with Bobby on acoustic guitar
  20. Attics of My Life

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