The Grateful Dead’s final concerts are coming up and they have announced on their website at dead.net that they will release both audio and video from these historic shows.
The Fare Thee Well concerts July 3-5 at Soldier Field, will find the four surviving members of the Dead — Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann –with Phish frontman Trey Anastasio (guitar), Bruce Hornsby (piano) and RatDog keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. Prior to the Chicago dates, the group will play two nights at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif this weekend. According to ultimateclassicrock.com, pre-orders are available for their “Exclusive Complete Version which will contain 12 CD’s and 7 DVD’s (or Blu-Ray) that will include all three concerts with a bonus disc produced by Justin Kreutzmann featuring backstage antics and of course the ever popular Dead parking lot scenes from Chicago’s Soldier Field. The last concert, July 5, will be sold as a four-CD/two-DVD/Blu-ray set ($59.98 for Blu-ray, $54.98 for DVD) or the video alone. A two-CD audio compilation of the highlights from all three nights will be available for $19.98. Both the final concert and the highlights will also be sold as digital downloads.”