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Dead & Company jams at Bethel Woods on Aug. 23 and Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 28

Dead & Company jams at Bethel Woods on Aug. 23 and Hersheypark Stadium on Aug. 28
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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 their national 2021 tour that kicks off on Aug. 16 in Raleigh, North Carolina and runs through Halloween, with a three-night stand at the iconic Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 29-31.

The 31-date tour also includes one night in New York City at Citi Field (Aug. 20) and one in Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park (Aug. 21), two nights in Boston (Sept. 2-3), two nights at Wrigley Field in Chicago (Sept. 17-18), and two nights in Denver (Oct. 22-23). It will also stop at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, New York on Monday, Aug. 23 and Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey on Saturday, Aug. 28, making up for last year’s summer tour that was canceled due to COVID-19.

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 and here at home that directly fight climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.

Tickets for Bethel Woods (200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY), Hersheypark Stadium (100 West Hersheypark Dr., Hershey), and all other venues go on sale to the public next Friday, May 21 at noon at, Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at 1-800-653-8000.

To ensure fans get tickets in their hands directly, fan registration is now available here until Sunday, May 16 through Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan program. The Verified Fan pre-sale begins Wednesday, May 19 at 10 a.m. through Thursday, May 20 at 10 p.m. Supplies are limited.

This year, Dead & Company will once again offer a variety of enhanced experience packages that range in amenities from Loose Lucy’s Lounge access and early venue entry to branded lawn chairs and limited edition screen-printed posters, paired with premium concert tickets. Travel packages that bundle concert tickets with local accommodations will also be available. All enhanced offerings and travel packages go on sale May 19 at 10 a.m. For full details, visit

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 their formation, the band has completed six tours, playing to 3.4 million fans, and has become a record-breaking stadium act. Having toured consistently following their 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 that features three nights of Dead & Company playing on an intimate beach. Due to overwhelming fan demand, a second weekend was added to 2022’s Playing in the Sand. Both weekends have sold out.