Wednesday, April 06, 2016

6th Annual "Grateful Dead Meetup at the Movies" to Include Previously Unreleased 1989 Show

For the sixth year in a row, Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment are putting on the "Grateful Dead Meetup at the Movies", this time including a previously unreleased show from 1989.

“Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2016" will be on Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. local time in hundreds of theaters around North America. This special cinema event features the previously unreleased Grateful Dead concert from Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on July 2, 1989. It captures the Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland and Bob Weir), as the band opens their tour in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 60,000 fans.

Audiences will also enjoy a special interview with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux on the making of the upcoming 12-disc July 1978: The Complete Recordings boxed set as well as previously unseen performance footage with Dead & Company (featuring Hart, Kreutzmann, Weir, singer/guitarist John Mayer, Allman Brothers’ bassist Oteil Burbridge, and “Fare Thee Well” and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti).

Tickets for “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2016” can be purchased beginning Wednesday, April 6, 2016 online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

The “Meet-Up” serves as a yearly opportunity for lifelong Dead Heads to reconnect as well as a chance for new fans to experience the exhilaration of what it would have been like to see one of the Dead’s legendary live shows. This year’s concert is a bona fide Dead classic, as it kicks-off with a very rare show-opener, Playing In The Band, and features the only time the band started a second set with Friend Of The Devil. The concert also includes a spectacular performance of Wang Dang Doodle, one of the band’s finest sing-along versions of Tennessee Jed, two Bob Dylan covers (Queen Jane Approximately and Quinn The Eskimo) along with a medley of Traffic’s Dear Mr. Fantasy segued into the Beatles' Hey Jude. Also featured is a sequence that will bring you back to The Dead, circa 1973: Truckin' > He's Gone > Eyes Of The World.

Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said, “We love that Fathom gets to be a part of giving Dead Heads the opportunity to ‘Meet Up’ and experience rare footage of their favorite band –all on the big screen- year after year.”

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