GRATEFUL DEAD Confirm Additional FARE THEE WELL Shows for Santa Clara on June 27-28

camp has finally confirmed the news of two additional shows for June 27th and 28th. The concerts will take place at the newly constructed LEVI’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA and will feature the exact same as the final shows in on guitar, and on keys and the core-four of Bob , , and . 65,000 tickets can be requested through an online lottery system until April 14th. will sell additional tickets in a public onsale at a later date. Here’s the group’s shared statement:

Dear Heads,

Although none of us knew it when we walked off the stage at on July 9, 1995, the ’s long strange trip ended in that night. As you are aware, twenty years later, we’re returning to to properly say Fare Thee Well.

But every good ending must start a beginning. For us, it all began fifty years ago when we grabbed a bunch of instruments off the walls of a store in Palo Alto California and began banging away on them in the back room, at night after the store had closed for the day.

Since we made the decision to go back to Chicago to say our final goodbye, it has become clear to us that we first need to return to our beginnings, where we first said hello — to each other and to all of you.

And so it is that we have decided to plug in for two additional shows on June 27 and 28 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California — just a dozen miles south of where Dana Morgan’s Store once stood. At Levi’s — as at — we will have the pleasure of being joined by , and .

Ours wasn’t just a long, strange trip — it was a VERY long, VERY strange trip. We weren’t sure what it was going to be like to put a punctuation mark on the end of it. None of us anticipated the overwhelming outpouring of love and interest following our initial announcement of the shows at Soldier Field, and we were blown away by the response.

We have tried to do the right wherever we could for the Chicago shows by honoring of where we came from, while dealing the realities of the current times. But that’s hardly comforting when you’re shut out of and your only option is inflated prices on secondary websites. That would piss us off too.

From the moment these shows were first talked about, we have been thinking about what we could do to honor of our Deadhead experience, even in the face of changing technologies. (Remember: didn’t even go online until we got out of the game.) These shows were always intended as an expression of our gratitude, to both the music and the , so it’s important that we get things as right as we can.

We have always been proud of our in-house mail order process, and the phenomenal way our have built a tradition out of turning a standard envelope into a frame- piece of art. Some 60,000 mail order were issued for the Soldier Field shows by the good folks at Ticket — yet we were still crushed to see how many of your beautifully designed envelopes did not get tickets.

For shows of this magnitude, it’s impossible to eliminate every scalper. However, we offer you this: Working with our partners, we are using an online ticketing platform for the Levi’s shows that will help ensure that the tickets for these shows will get into the right hands, the hands of our true fans. We believe that this process is the best way to give each of you an equal opportunity to obtain tickets at the most affordable possible prices. We are are proud to announce that 65,000 tickets per night will be available via the “online mail order” for the Levi’s shows. For the nuts and bolts, go to

We will not be adding any more Fare Thee Well shows. The three Chicago shows will still be our final stand. We decided to add these two Santa Clara shows to enable more of our fans to celebrate with us one more time. But this is it.

We love you guys more than words can tell, and hope to see you in the or Chicago. If you can’t make it to the shows, we are working on ways for you to still experience our Fare Thee Well, from wherever you might be. Stay tuned for those details.

Gratefully yours,
Billy, Bobby, Mickey & Phil

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Written by Aaron Fortin

Besides being an avid concert-goer, currently working at Fox Sports and serving as co-editor / writer for LIVE music blog, while living in Santa Monica. Tweets @phortin.

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