After stopping by the Gorge Ampthitheatre last June, Dead and Company are back this summer, this time for two nights, Friday and Saturday.
Dead and Company is former Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir, along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band) and Jeff Chimenti (Bob Weir and RatDog, the Dead, Furthur).
The band began to take shape after Mayer, hosting “The Late Late Show,” invited Weir to join him for a studio performance.
After Weir, Kreutzmann, Hart and former Grateful Dead member Phil Lesh completed “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead,” the former three, Mayer, Burbridge and Chimenti, who also performed at the “Fare the Well” shows, formed Dead and Company.
Live reviews have been positive across the board, with the Asbury Park Press’ Alex Biese praising the band’s June 2, 2018 show in New Jersey.
“What’s so remarkable about the band on (a) night like Friday is the way that Dead and Company lovingly honors the 50-plus-year history of the Grateful Dead while still being unafraid to stand on its own, conjuring something singular out of the sextet’s considerable, combustible abilities.”
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