Last Grateful Dead Show Breaks Chicago Stadium Ticket Record

A performance that the Grateful Dead says was their last together has topped records for ticket sales at Chicago’s Soldier Field set by the band earlier in the weekend.

In a news release, Soldier Field says 71,000 tickets were sold for Sunday night’s show and that it was the most sold for any event at the stadium. Soldier Field reported that 70,844 tickets were sold for Saturday’s show, and that fans bought 70,764 tickets for Friday’s show.

Soldier Field says the previous record was 67,936 tickets sold for a U2 concert in 2009.

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Phil Lesh, Trey Anastasio perform at Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well Show at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill.

The band has said the Chicago shows would be their last as the Grateful Dead.