GRATEFUL DEAD – ‘FARE THEE WELL: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF GRATEFUL DEAD’ TO BE SCREENED IN UK CINEMAS
Tickets to go on sale on 13th May for ‘Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 years of Grateful Dead’ broadcast via satellite from Soldier Field, Chicago to cinemas worldwide on Monday 6th July
Concert to feature original four members of the Grateful Dead – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir – Performing together for the final time – Plus special guests Trey Anastasio, Jeff Chimenti and Bruce Hornsby
London, UK – 5TH May 2015 – CinemaLive, Peter Shapiro and Madison House are pleased to announce that ‘Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead’ featuring the reunion of Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir at Chicago’s Soldier Field will be broadcast to cinemas worldwide.
This special celebration will be broadcast via satellite to over 250 cinemas in the UK on Monday 6th July, nearly 20 years to the day of the last Grateful Dead concert with Jerry Garcia, which took place at the same venue in 1995. The 5th July concert will be the last time the band will play together. The Solider Field concerts received overwhelming fan response with more than 500,000 mailer order ticket requests received earlier this year.
Fans can purchase cinema tickets for the screenings from Wednesday 13th May and should visit CinemaLive’s website www.CinemaLive.com for more information.
The four original members – Hart, Kreutzmann, Lesh and Weir – will be joined by renowned musicians Trey Anastasio (Phish and the Trey Anastasio band), Jeff Chimenti (Ratdog, The Dead and Furthur), and multiple GRAMMY-winner Bruce Hornsby. The group will perform two sets of music.
About Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead is an American rock band formed in 1965 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The band are known for their unique and eclectic style, which fuses elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelic, and space rock and for live performances of long musical improvisation. “Their music,” writes Lenny Kaye, “touches on ground that most other groups don’t even know exists.” These various influences were distilled into a diverse and psychedelic whole that made the Grateful Dead “the pioneering Godfathers of the jam band world.” They were ranked 57th in the issue The Greatest Artists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine.
CinemaLive is one of the world’s leading Event Cinema producers and distributors, providing the entertainment industry with direct live access (or filmed content) to cinema locations on an international basis. CinemaLive distributes theatrically to over 70 countries covering a range of Event Cinema including music concerts, opera, theatre, musicals and comedy. With offices in London and Sydney, the CinemaLive subsidiary has quickly become one of the fastest growing companies in its field since establishing in late 2008. www.cinemalive.com
About Peter Shapiro
Peter Shapiro has played an instrumental role in the jamband and live music world. He began his career by producing two documentaries about Grateful Dead, and he has since served as publisher of Relix Magazine, and owner of Brooklyn Bowl, Wetlands Preserve, and The Capitol Theatre — where he recently partnered with Jerry Garcia’s family to open Garcia’s, a bar and music venue in the late musician’s honour.
About Madison House
Madison House Presents — lead by Don Sullivan, Jeremy Stein, and Mike Luba — has focused on the propulsion of the live music experience through the creation of world-class music festivals, collaborating directly with artists on creative events and developing award-winning tours. Sullivan, Stein, and Luba each cite Grateful Dead as a primary influence both personally and professionally.