“From the 1960s until the 1995 death of guitarist, singer-songwriter Jerry Garcia, the Grateful Dead played roughly 2,300 long, freeform concerts that touched down on their own country-, blues and folk –tinged songs, and on a similarly wide range of cover versions. Along the way, they popularized the concept of the jam band, influencing thousands of songwriters and basement improvisers and earning themselves maybe the most loyal fans a rock band have ever had.” – Rolling Stone
Just when you thought the chance for you to see the Grateful Dead live in concert was just about over, the existing band members have joined forces with John Mayer to hit the road on tour. This year, Dead & Company began its official tour at the very end of October. The band, Dead & Company is comprised of the remnants of The Grateful Dead (Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir) and the amazingly talented John Mayer alongside.
On November 7th, the band gave away 2 tickets to 5,000 lucky fans to see them live in concert at Madison Square Garden where the show was streamed live by famous film director, Brett Ratner. The contest for the free tickets, sponsored by American Express, was actually part of their American Express Unstaged performances. Grateful Dead (Dead & Company) fans entered to try to be one of the lucky 5,000 at the website of Dead & Company.