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Fare Thee Well

We are thrilled to announce “Fare Thee Well – Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead” – to the Dead community.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir will reunite at Chicago’s Soldier Field, nearly 20 years to the day of the last-ever Grateful Dead concert, which took place at the same venue. “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” will take place over three nights – July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, 2015 – and mark the original members’ last-ever performance together. The band will be joined by Trey Anastasio (Guitar), Jeff Chimenti (Keyboards) and Bruce Hornsby (Piano), and will perform two sets of music each night.

In the tradition of the original Grateful Dead Ticketing Service, tickets will be available via a mail order system starting on January 20th and will be available online to the general public on February 28th via Ticketmaster.

Ticket Info

Thank you to all of the Deadheads for the amazing support that you have shown for the Fare Thee Well shows in Chicago!  This morning you broke Ticketmaster’s on-sale record when nearly half a million of you queued up to buy tickets online.  If you do not have tickets, please know that we are working on various ways to help everyone experience these shows in a way that will help you share this special moment with us.  Stay tuned, and thank you for showing your love, we feel it!

Mail Order Update From Our Friends At GDTS TOO:

We’ve been submerged in a sea of mail and are coming up for a breath of air to give you an update on where we stand right now.  We are 75% of the way processing all of the orders, working 24/7 to get your money orders back to you. There were many, many times more order requests than anyone imagined, thousands and thousands with beautiful art.  We are trying to let as many folks know their status if possible before the onsale date. Emails will go out to the winners starting in the next two days. You still have a small chance if you do not receive an email from us by the on-sale date, however, you may want to consider on line ticket sales to increase your chances. Tickets will be mailed out in June. Please do not email us at this time as we will not be able to answer your inquiry.

Okay, we are taking a deep breath and going back under.

The crew of GDTS TOO

2.23.15

  • Wow! We re excited (and humbled) to discover that your enthusiasm for Fare Thee Well matches our own! We have received an overwhelming number of mail order ticket requests. In an effort to honor the history and spirit of the Grateful Dead, we are going to try to fill as many of these orders as possible. This means there will be no other pre-sales. In order to give the good folks at GDTS TOO time to sort through the 60,000+ (!) envelopes received so far the new public on sale is Feb 28th @ 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster.
  • Public on sale is Feb 28th @ 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster.
  • We are excited to team up with CID Entertainment to offer Ticket and Travel Packages  to enhance your experience in Chicago! CID Experiences include amazing seats and amenities. Travel Packages offer a wide range of hotel choices in the Chicago area with your choice of ticket package and round-trip transportation to Soldier Field.

Tickets range in price from $59.50-$199.50. There will be a general admission pit directly in front of the stage (pit tickets are mail order only), a second general admission floor section behind the pit and reserved seating throughout the stadium.

A limited number of taper tickets will available for each show exclusively via mail order through Grateful Dead Ticketing. Taping is permitted exclusively in the designated tapers section.

ADA seating will be offer through Ticketmaster starting on 2/28.

All mail order purchasers will receive commemorative Fare Thee Well tickets, designed with art selected by Grateful Dead Ticketing from the mail order envelopes submitted by fans.

***No tickets have been released yet. If you attempt to purchase tickets from an online ticket reseller prior to February 28th they are likely to be counterfeit.

FAQ

Where are the shows?

#Dead50 will be held at historic Soldier Field – home to Grateful Dead’s last concert in 1995.

When are the shows?

July 3rd, 4th and 5th 2015.

What time are the shows?

Each night, doors open at 5:00PM and shows start at 7:00PM.

When does mail order start?

Mail order starts 1/20 — click here for complete instructions.

When is the web on sale date?

The Public On Sale Date is Feb 28th at 10 a.m. CST via Ticketmaster.

Will 3 day passes be available?

Yes. 3 day packages are being offered via Dead fan club pre sale, and public on sale.

3 day Ticket and Travel Packages are also available through our partners at CID (see next question).

What ticket and travel options are available?

We are excited to team up with CID Entertainment to offer Ticket and Travel Packages  to enhance your experience in Chicago! CID Experiences include amazing seats and amenities. Travel Packages offer a wide range of hotel choices in the Chicago area with your choice of ticket package and round-trip transportation to Soldier Field.

 

What types of seating options are available?

There will be a general admission pit directly in front of the stage (pit tickets are mail order only), a second general admission floor section behind the pit and reserved seating throughout the stadium.

Where can I find the Wharf Rats at the show?

The Wharf Rats will have a table near the Participation Row area, in the South Courtyard inside the South Gates, near Gate 0.

Where can I find other non-profit organizations at the show?

Grateful Dead-affiliated non-profit organizations will be represented in an area called “Participation Row,” organized by HeadCount. Each organization will be giving out free limited edition postcards to anyone who takes a designated “action” at their table. There will also be a silent auction to raise funds for the 17 organizations, featuring a custom D’Angelico Fare Thee Well guitar signed by all the members of the Grateful Dead and the guest musicians. Look for Participation Row in the South Courtyard inside the South Gates (Gates 0-6). For further information, please visit www.HeadCount.org/ParticipationRow

Can I buy tickets from a physical box office?

Yes.  The Soldier Field Box office located at Gate 10 will be open to the public on 2/28 at 10am.

Where is the Taper’s section?

The Taper’s section  is located on the floor behind the soundboard.  You need a designated taper’s ticket to be admitted to this section.
**Note there are some counterfeit taper tickets out there —  the real ones are # #19,561 through #19,590 for the three Chicago shows.

When/Where Will Will Call Be Open?

Box Office Open at Gate 10
Wednesday July 1, 2015 10am-7pm
Thursday July 2, 2015 10am-7pm
Show dates- 10am – Last song.

What time will the parking lots open?

The Soldier Field parking lots open at 3:00PM No overnight parking permitted.

For further information please visit the official Soldier Field Parking site

Will any other bands be opening for the Dead?

No.

Are water bottles allowed?

One empty plastic or reusable water bottle per person is allowed at entry.

Can I take public transportation to Soldier Field?

Yes. Fans are encouraged to use Chicago Public Transit to Solider Field

Is there re-entry?

No.

Are these really the final concerts this band will ever perform together?

Yes.

Who designed the event artwork and directed the Trixie Garcia video?

Video Direction: Justin Kreutzmann
Design/Illustration: StyleProof
Art Direction: Chris Kovach

For further details regarding Soldier Field please click here for their facility guidelines