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Fare Thee Well — The Grateful Dead: Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara CA, 27 and 28 June, 2015

Cary J Martin, Rock's Backpages, 2 July 2015

THE LONG Strange Trip is coming to an end. In January the four surviving members of the Grateful Dead announced that they would reunite in Chicago for three farewell concerts to mark their fiftieth anniversary. When the box office opened, the mail order response alone generated demand for over 360,000 tickets; online applications reached 500,000. Within a few days tickets were being offered and bought on the secondary market for five-figure sums. In response, the band opted to preview the Chicago run with two additional shows on their home turf of Northern California.

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