Next Friday, May 12th, Live Dead ’69 is slated to perform at The Hall at MP in Williamsburg at 7:30pm EST (6:30pm EST doors). The band is a supergroup comprised of Tom Constanten (the original Grateful Dead pianist), Mark Karan (RatDog & The Other Ones guitarist), Slick Aguilar (Jefferson Starship, David Crosby lead guitarist), Robin Sylvester (RatDog bassist), and Jay Lane (RatDog & Primus drummer), and are planning to perform the Grateful Dead’s legendary live album Live / Dead in its entirety for the very first time ever, anywhere. Constanten was the keyboard player on Live / Dead, and with an all-star cast supporting his piano playing, this is a night any Dead Head in the right state of mind would never dream of missing.
Deemed the seventh greatest live album all time by Rolling Stone, Live/ Dead has been called “the greatest advertisement for a band’s in-concert capabilities recorded to date, [where] the Dead proved themselves both serious avant-gardists and impeccable roots revisionists — and spent the rest of their career reaffirming it onstage.” To get a flavor for the songs you’ll hear in next Friday’s set, below find the track list for Live / Dead, as well as a YouTube player for the entire record.
In anticipation of next Friday’s show, both Relix Magazine and Grateful Web are giving away ticket packages to the big gig. Relix is giving away 2 reserved seats, early entry to the show, and a once in a lifetime meet & greet with the band. Click here to enter. Grateful Web is running a contest through facebook to give away two tickets. Click here to enter. Tickets for the show are still available, and can be purchased at this link. This is not a Dead show to miss!