Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Final Grateful Dead Show Breaks Record In Chicago

According to Time Magazine, the Grateful Dead played their final performance together—and it was a record breaker.

For their final show on Sunday night at Chicago’s Soldier Field as part of the “Fare Thee Well – Celebrating 50 Years Of Grateful Dead,' there were 71,000 tickets were sold for the show. The Associated Press reports, that's more than any other event held at the stadium.

The stadium, which also hosted shows on Friday and Saturday night, said that 70,764 and 70,844 tickets were sold, respectively.

The previous record holder at Soldier Field—U2—performed in 2009 concert that sold 67,936 tickets.