Grateful Dead Alums Announce Tour

┬áIt looks like the old Dead are gettin’ on.

Surviving members of the Grateful Dead say they’ll regroup for a 19-city tour, their first since 2004, beginning April 12 in Greensboro, N.C.

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Mickey Hart, left, and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead talk before a news conference last spring at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.

Original band members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann have toured sporadically since the 1995 death of guitarist Jerry Garcia, but struggled to get along personally and artistically. They told Rolling Stone in November that they’ve worked out their differences, aided by a successful October benefit concert in Pennsylvania for then-presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Warren Haynes joins the Dead on lead guitar, and Jeff Chimenti will play keyboards.

The following tour schedule is according to GratefulDead.com:

April
12 Greensboro, NC, Greensboro Coliseum
14 Washington, DC, Verizon Center
15 Charlottesville, VA, John Paul Jones Arena
17 Albany, NY, Times Union Center
18 & 19 Worcester, MA, DCU Center
21 Buffalo, NY, HSBC Arena
22 Wilkes-Barre, PA, Wachovia Arena @ Casey Plaza
24 Uniondale, NY, Nassau Coliseum
25 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
26 Hartford, CT, XL Center
28 & 29 E. Rutherford, NJ, IZOD Center

May
1 & 2 Philadelphia, PA, Wachovia Spectrum
5 Chicago, IL, All State Arena
7 Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
9 Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
10 Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheater