Dead & Company launch digital concert series

Rhino to release all 19 shows from band’s fall/winter 2018 tour

Dead & Company has launched a digital concert series that will feature all 19 complete shows from the group’s fall/winter 2017-18 tour. The series kicked off January 10th with the digital release of all three of the original February 2018 “Playing In The Sand” shows, and in advance of the second annual “Playing In The Sand” all-inclusive concert vacation in Riviera Maya, Mexico next weekend, January 17-20th.

Over the next two months, Dead & Company will release two more complete live shows digitally every week. The shows will be available through all digital download and streaming services. In addition, the concerts will be offered in Apple Lossless and FLAC formats from Dead.net.

Live audio for these recordings was mixed and remastered by Dead & Company’s Front of House Engineer, Derek Featherstone, and the band’s Recording Engineer, Ross Harris.

The digital concert series will lead up to the band’s 2019 Summer Tour, which will begin on May 31st at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, and finish on July 6th at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.

Dead & Company was formed in 2015 when the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir joined forces with artist and musician John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The result was one of the most successful touring bands of the decade. The inaugural tour kicked off in the fall of 2015 with two sold-out shows at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City and ended with two sold-out performances at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, California.

Since then, the band has completed five tours, playing to more than 1.5 million fans, and has become a record-breaking stadium act. Dead & Company has headlined iconic stadiums across the country including Folsom Field, Autzen Stadium, Citi Field, Fenway Park and Dodger Stadium. Additionally, the band broke Wrigley Field’s all-time concert attendance record in 2017. Dead & Company’s 2018 Summer Tour ranked in the top 25 of the Top 100 Worldwide Tours and for the past two years, their Summer Tours ranked in the top 15 of the Top Global Concert Tours.

Digital Concert Series Release Schedule:

January 10th
Playing In The Sand, Riviera Maya, MX (2/15/18)
Playing In The Sand, Riviera Maya, MX (2/17/18)
Playing In The Sand, Riviera Maya, MX (2/18/18)

January 18th
Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI (11/24/17)
Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH (11/25/17)

January 25th
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA (11/16/17)
XL Center, Hartford, CT (11/22/17)

February 1st
Capitol One Arena, Washington, DC (11/21/17)
Spectrum Center, Charlottesville, NC (11/28/17)

February 8th
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (11/12/17)
Madison Square Garden, New York, NY (11/14/17)

February 15th
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX (12/02/17)
American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX (12/01/17)

February 22nd
BB&T Center, Sunrise, FL (2/26/18)
Amway Center, Orlando, FL (2/27/18)

March 1st
Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA (11/29/17)
Smoothie Kind Center, New Orleans, LA (2/24/18)

March 8th
TD Garden, Boston, MA (11/17/17)
TD Garden, Boston, MA (11/19/17)

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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