Now Deadheads have no excuse for missing the end.
In addition to that three-day, 15-hour special (the band will play two sets each night), the group’s preceding shows — scheduled for June 27 and 28 in Santa Clara, Calif. — will be streamed live online. (The Santa Clara concerts were added after tickets for the Chicago farewell shows sold out instantly, angering many longtime fans. “We will not be adding any more ‘Fare Thee Well’ shows,” the four surviving members of Grateful Dead said in a statement. “This is it.”)
Other options for catching Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir together one last time (plus special guests Trey Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti and Bruce Hornsby) will include visiting some movie theaters that will screen the Chicago shows live, and video-on-demand, which will make the concerts available for 45 days.