The Dead (band)


The Dead (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Dead



Img_capt = The Dead on their 2004 Summer Getaway Tour.
Img_size =
Landscape = yes
Background = group_or_band
Alias =
Origin = San Francisco, California, USA
Genre = Rock
Years_active = 2003 – 2004, 2008
Label =
Associated_acts = Grateful Dead
The Other Ones
URL = [http://www.dead.net www.dead.net]
Current_members = Bob Weir
Phil Lesh
Mickey Hart
Bill Kreutzmann
Past_members =

The Dead is an American rock band composed of 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, 2000, and 2002, and released one album, "The Strange Remain". In 2003, they changed their name to The Dead. [ [http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/02/12/MN228379.DTL Selvin, Joel. "Marin Icons Now The Dead", "San Francisco Chronicle", February 12, 2003] ]

Tours

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 Valentine's Day 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.

The Dead have not performed since August 19, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. [ [http://www.otherones.net/setlists/2004.php 2004 Setlists on OtherOnes.net] ]

On February 4, 2008, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh and Friends reunited for one concert at the Warfield in San Francisco, under the name Deadheads for Obama. [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2008/02/05/grateful-dead-reunite-for-barack-obama-benefit-show/ Selvin, Joel. "Grateful Dead Reunite for Barack Obama Benefit Show", "Rolling Stone", February 5, 2008] ] The group has recently announced that they are to play another "Deadheads for Obama" concert on October 13, 2008 at Penn State University under the name Weir, Lesh, Kreutzmann and Hart. This concert will also feature Jeff Chimenti, the original keyboardist for the Dead, as well as the current incarnation of the Allman Brothers Band.

Personnel

Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.otherones.net/ Unofficial fan site for The Other Ones and The Dead]
* [http://www.dead.net/ Official website of the Grateful Dead]


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