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Dead & Company jams at Hersheypark Stadium on July 29 on Summer Tour

Dead & Company jams at Hersheypark Stadium on July 29 on Summer Tour
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From a press release:

Today, Dead & Company, which features former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann with John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti, announced its 2020 Summer Tour will include a performance at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

This 17-date summer tour kicks off July 10-11 with two shows at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado and runs through Aug. 7-8 with two nights at Boston’s historic Fenway Park. The tour also includes two concerts at the iconic Wrigley Field in Chicago; one night at Truist Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves; and one at MetLife Stadium, the home of the New York Giants and New York Jets, marking the second year in a row the band has headlined an NFL stadium.

These shows will be the only headlining tour dates Dead & Company will play in 2020.

Tickets, which start at $51.50 on the lawn, go on sale to general public next Friday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. For the Hershey concert, tickets will only be available online at ticketmaster.com for the first day. After that, tickets can also be purchased at hersheyentertainment.com and the Giant Center box office (550 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey).

To ensure fans get tickets in their hands directly, Fan Registration is now available here until Sunday, Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program; supplies are limited.

The band will once again partner with CID Entertainment to offer VIP ticket packages for all tour dates and travel packages in select cities. Both package options will go on sale to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. at cidentertainment.com.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, Feb. 11 at noon through Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Tuesday, Feb. 11 at noon through Thursday, Feb. 13 at 10 p.m. through Citi Entertainment.

Dead & Company will continue their work with longtime sustainability partner Reverb. This summer, the band has committed to a comprehensive carbon offset program via Reverb’s unCHANGEit Climate Campaign, covering all projected emissions from this year’s tour – including fan travel to and from shows. These Dead & Company tour offsets will immediately fund important projects around the world that directly fight climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

Dead & Company was formed in 2015 when the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir joined forces with artist and musician John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, and Fare Thee Well and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. The result was one of the most successful touring bands of the decade. Since its formation, the band has completed six tours, playing to 3.4 million fans, and has become a record-breaking stadium act. Having toured consistently since its 2015 debut, the band has grossed $255.5 million and sold 2.8 million tickets across 149 reported shows.

Dead & Co. has headlined iconic stadiums across the country, including Folsom Field, Autzen Stadium, Citi Field, Fenway Park, and Dodger Stadium. Additionally, the band broke Wrigley Field’s all-time concert attendance record. In between tours, Dead & Company hosts its annual “Playing in the Sand” all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation in Mexico and features three nights of Dead & Company playing on an intimate beach.