Watch Dead & Company’s Last Show
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The Grateful Dead performed their last shows in Chicago in 2015. They were joined by Trey Anastasio from Phish to replace the late Jerry Garcia. Later on in the same year, three founding Grateful Dead members launched a new endeavor that carried on the Dead’s spirit.
Along with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, Jeff Chimenti, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, they came together as a band called Dead & Company. They played music in a way that paid tribute to the Grateful Dead’s history but also added fresh and exciting elements to their shows.
Last year, the band announced they would be going on one final tour. Last night, they performed what is believed to be their last show. The farewell tour concluded with three nights of shows in their hometown of San Francisco’s Oracle Park.
The last show was the grand finale and featured a mix of classic Grateful Dead songs, as well as some tunes the Dead had covered multiple times, such as the Rascals’ “Good Lovin’,” Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” and the coda from the Beatles’ “Hey Jude.” They closed the night with a rendition of Buddy Holly & The Crickets’ “Not Fade Away.”
While there may be a possibility of another version of the Grateful Dead with a different lineup in the future, for now, it appears that this was a significant ending for a band with a rich and extensive history. Fans have captured and shared videos from the show, allowing others to experience the final concert.
Check out their performance below.