The Dead tour in 2009

thedead2For the first time in four years, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead will tour as The Dead for 20 shows in the spring.  The roster for the jam-packed one month tour includes the original four: Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann joined by keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and guitarist Warren Haynes.

The tour kicks off April 12 in Greensboro, NC and ends May 10 in Mountain View, CA.  After the core four performed for an Obama benefit concert last February, they decided to resurrect the band officially for a short tour this spring.  For ticket information regarding the new tour, sign up for email updates here.