SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Dead & Company, the band featuring three original members of the Grateful Dead on Wednesday announced plans for a free “Pay It Forward” hometown concert at the Fillmore in San Francisco next Monday.

The group led by Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Bob Weir along with Dead drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann as well as guitarist John Mayer, bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti.

Dead & Company announced that the free tickets to the Fillmore show on May 23 would be made available at starting at 12 p.m. PST on Thursday, May 19.

There is a two-ticket limit per customer and billing address for the Fillmore concert. Anyone ordering more than two tickets will have their order cancelled, according to the band’s press release (including duplicate orders having the same name, billing address or credit card).

In an attempt to combat scalpers, the special free concert is a “will call only” event that will require each customer bring their government issued photo ID and the credit card used to reserve the tickets to the venue on Monday to pick up their tickets. Once the ticket order is redeemed, customers must directly enter the Fillmore.

In the press release for the free concert, the band asked that those who receive the sure to be coveted tickets “pay it forward” in some way.

“Please share your good deeds and generosity with us, and let the cosmos know how you are paying it forward, by using the hashtag #DeadandCoSF,” the press release read.

The concert will be at by far the smallest venue that the popular Grateful Dead offshoot has played since it first started performing last year in the wake of the Dead’s 50th anniversary Fare Thee Well concerts with Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio.

Dead & Company will be playing dates across the country this summer, culminating with a concert at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View on July 30.



  1. stking8920 says:

    Dave–great post about the free Dead show. Hope you don’t mind if I show you my post about a combination Dead/Big Brother/Quicksilver Winterland concert I saw in November of 1967.

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