Grateful Dead to celebrate 50 years in Chicago this summer

January 16, 2015 7:41 PM

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Phish's Trey Anastasio will join the remaining members of the Grateful Dead to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary and pay final tribute to the band's gray-bearded leader and guitarist, Jerry Garcia, July 3-5 at Chicago's Soldier Field.

The announcement Friday in Billboard magazine didn't come as a total surprise. It was perhaps inevitable that the Dead's Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann would do something to memorialize the 20th anniversary of the band's final performances with Garcia. The only real questions w...

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