announces So Cal shows celebratingthe classic music of Grateful Dead& New Riders of The Purple Sage’s Fillmore era!
Marin County, CA (Mar. 18, 2018) - LIVE DEAD & RIDERS ‘69 has announced their first 2018 shows in Southern California, fresh off triumphant runs in the Northeast and United Kingdom, Jan. & Feb. respectively. This continues a busy year for Live Dead, who are set to headlined concert dates across the U.S celebrating Jerry Garcia’s 75th Birthday this summer.
Tom Constanten, original Grateful Dead pianist who played all the keyboards on the “Live Dead” recording, inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead’s first ambitious/ experimental studio recordings “Anthem of The Sun” and “Aoxomoxoa,” and tours.
Mark Karan, lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones.
Slick Aguilar who played lead guitar in Jefferson Starship & KBC for 26 years and with David Crosby Band before that.
Robin Sylvester, bassist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog.
Mike Falzarano, guitarist vocalist with The New Riders of The Purple Sage for 15 years and Hot Tuna before that.
Pete Lavezolli, drummer with Melvin Seals JGB Band
LIVE DEAD ‘69 perform the classic “Live Dead” (recorded in 1969) in its entirety, a laudable achievement unto itself applying Grateful Dead’s zeitgeist of extemporization and interpretive improvisation beyond an ever expanding repertoire, much of which is created entirely ‘in the moment’ – without rehearsal or traditional ‘preparation.’
Longtime, New Riders front man & former Hot Tuna member Mike Falzarano – leads the ensemble through a set reprising the hits and deep cuts of the New Riders, a band that grew out of Grateful Dead’s 1969 Fillmore era, join them.