The Grateful Dead at Soldier Field - Fare Thee Well Tour
This past July marked arguably one of the most epic
spectacles in the history of live rock n’ roll.
Over the Fourth of July weekend The Grateful Dead reunited for the last
three of five shows to mark their 50th anniversary in what they said
are the final shows that they will be playing as a complete group on a short
tour they called Fare Thee Well. They
chose Soldier Field in Chicago in Chicacgo, Illinois as the venue for these
magnanimous performances because it is the last location that The Grateful Dead played
with late front man Jerry Garcia before his untimely passing. The group brought on Trey Anastasio of Phish
fame as a Jerry replacement, as well as keys players Bruce Hornsby and Jeff
Chimenti. Despite the pressure of having
such large shoes to fill, Trey did a great job singing lead vocals on many
songs as well as switching off lead guitar with Bob Weir. With around 70,000 people attending each
night, these shows were truly for the record books. They could not have chosen a better
location. The warm summer nights and beautiful
scenery including the surrounding skyscrapers looming in the background provided the perfect aesthetic
for a phenomenal musical experience.
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