An ALL-STAR BAND announce Inaugural tour dates heralding the 50th Anniversary of "The Summer of Love" performing the "Live Dead" album in its entirety.
Hollywood, CA (Sept 1, 2016) — LIVE DEAD 69 have announced inaugural concert dates in the Unites Stares for Dec.; and, in the United Kingdom in Jan.-Feb.
Comprised of original Grateful Dead pianist Tom Constanten, who played all the keyboards on the original "Live Dead" recording, inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and was essential to Grateful Dead’s first 2 ambitious/ experimental studio recordings "Anthem of The Sun" and "Aoxomoxoa."
Also, Mark Karan, lead guitarist with Bob Weir’s Rat Dog and The Other Ones,; Slick Aguilar who played lead guitar in Jefferson Starship & KBC for 26 years and with David Crosby Band before that; UK drummer Richard Newman who also played in Jefferson Starship, and with Rory Gallagher, Paul Rodgers, Deb Bonham and many others; and, UK multi-instrumentalist Tony Morley, also of Jefferson Starship – round out the line-up. All are fan favourites, especially in the UK.
Live Dead 69 shall perform the classic "Live Dead" (recorded in 1969) in its entirety for the first time anywhere ever, with assorted other selections. Their unique familiarity with Grateful Dead’s halcyon material, implies an improvisational prowess that shall be on full display.