The Grateful Dead have announced their sixth annual Meet-Up At The Movies event for Wednesday, May 11th. This year's special cinema event features a previously unreleased Dead show from Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on July 2, 1989.
The band was fine form at the time, kicking off their summer tour to a sold-out crowd of more than 60,000 fans, and pulling out surprises at every turn -- from the rare show-opener “Playing In The Band” to the only time they ever started a second set with “Friend Of The Devil.”
The concert also includes a spectacular performance of “Wang Dang Doodle,” one of the band’s finest sing-along versions of “Tennessee Jed,” two Bob Dylan covers (“Queen Jane Approximately” and “Quinn The Eskimo”), along with a medley of Traffic’s “Dear Mr. Fantasy” segued into the Beatles’ “Hey Jude.” Not to mention a sequence that will bring you back to the Dead circa 1973: "Truckin'"> "He's Gone"> "Eyes Of The World."
And if that's not enough, we've got an exclusive interview with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux on the making of the upcoming 12-disc July 1978: The Complete Recordings boxed set as well as previously unseen performance footage from Dead & Company.
Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Sullivan Stadium 7/2/89 will only be playing on the silver screen for one night! Come out and connect with Dead Heads in your neighborhood on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00pm local time.
Tickets are now available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.