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More details/rumours came out yesterday. This could be a great show to hit if you can get a ticket. October 13th is Thanksgiving Monday here in Canada:


Some additional information has been released regarding the Dead reunion performance we reported this past Friday. On October 13, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will indeed reunite along with Warren Haynes and Jeff Chimenti for a benefit concert in support of for the Presidential candidate Barack Obama. The Allman Brothers Band also will appear on the bill, with a third band to participate as well. The show will take place at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA with ticket information yet to be announced.
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Grateful Dead to regroup for Obama benefit at Penn State

By Sam Wood


The surviving members of the Grateful Dead have confirmed they will regroup to play at least one concert to benefit Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.

The band - without legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia who died in 1995 - will perform Oct. 13 at the Bryce Jordan Center at the Penn State campus in State College, Pa.

The Allman Brothers Band is also on the bill.

It will be the first time since 2004 that Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Micky Hart have played together.

Guitarist Warren Haynes and keyboard player Jeff Chimenti will fill out the sound, according to a report in Relix, a music magazine long aligned with the Dead.

A spring tour could be in the works if the reunion performance goes well.

(I was hoping for the show to be in Pittsburgh as a friend works for the Mellon Arena. Would have been a good excuse to visit.)

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