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Grateful Dead to play farewell shows in Chicago with Phish guitarist

FILE - In this 2002 file photo, The Grateful Dead — from left, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart — perform during a reunion concert in East Troy, Wis. The band announced Friday that it will perform three shows from July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
FILE - In this 2002 file photo, The Grateful Dead — from left, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart — perform during a reunion concert in East Troy, Wis. The band announced Friday that it will perform three shows from July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago. AP

The four surviving members of the Grateful Dead will reunite for three farewell shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Billboard magazine reported Friday.

Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will be joined on stage by Trey Anastasio of Phish, Bruce Hornsby, who played with the Dead in the 80s and 90s, and Jeff Chimenti, a member of Weir’s band, RatDog. The tour is being billed as “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 years of the Grateful Dead.”

Soldier Field was the site of the Dead’s last performance with Jerry Garcia on July 9, 1995. He died a month later.

Tickets for all three shows will go on sale to the general public on Feb. 14. A fan-club presale will beheld Feb. 9-11. For more information, visit dead.net. To read the Billboard article, go here.

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