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The Dead Announce Summer "Wave That Flag" Tour 2004


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Remaining Grateful Dead Members to Embark on 36-Date Run with Newest Addition, Guitarist Warren Haynes

San Francisco CA - Approaching nearly four decades of touring America, The Dead will hit the road this summer to continue what they are best known for - playing live. Since the band's inception, The Grateful Dead have had a long-standing tradition of appearing at the year's biggest rock festivals such as Woodstock, Monterey Pop Festival and Watkins Glen, and this year is no exception. On June 12, The Dead will kick off their three-month U.S. “Wave That Flag" Tour by headlining the second night of the 2004 Bonnaroo Music Festival, a three-day music and camping festival recently hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as “The American rock festival to end all festivals."

The “Wave That Flag" tour will make stops at 28-cities before concluding on August 19 at Atlanta's Hi-FiBuys Amphitheatre. Highlights include five-nights at Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a performance with the Allman Brothers Band at Washington's Gorge Amphitheatre and multiple dates in Boston, New Jersey and New York (complete schedule below).

The Dead are comprised of Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart (percussion, drums, vocals), Bill Kreutzmann (drums), Phil Lesh (bass, vocals) and Bob Weir (guitar, vocals), along with keyboardist Jeff Chimenti and guitarists Jimmy Herring and new member, Warren Haynes. Although the band toured last summer, this will be The Dead's most extensive string of dates since the founding members reunited in 2002. Widely considered one of the most popular groups in rock history, the Grateful Dead formed in the San Francisco area in 1965. 2004 marks the band's 39th Anniversary.

Newest addition to The Dead, guitarist and vocalist Warren Haynes, will join the band on all dates. Also member of the Allman Brothers Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, Gov't Mule and an accomplished solo artist, Haynes will open half the tour with solo acoustic sets. Longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter will open the remaining dates with solo acoustic performances.

Tickets for The Dead's “Wave That Flag" Summer Tour 2004 will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Saturday, April 17.

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