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Grateful Dead To Play Obama Benefit Oct 13th Tour In '09

Supposedly the four remaining members of the Grateful Dead will play a Benefit Concert for Barack Obama on Oct 13th 2008 at Bryce Jordan Center at the Penn State campus in State College, PA. This concert marks the first time that Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman and Mickey Hart will have performed together in four years. Weir, Lesh, and Hart had played a Benefit for Obama billed as "Deadheads for Obama" in Feb '08. The four have not performed together since "The Dead" played in the summer of '03. The lineup will most likely be Weir, Lesh, Kreutzman, and Hart, joined by Warren Haynes on Guitar and Vocals and either Jeff Chimenti from Ratdog or Steve Molitz of Phil Lesh and Friends and Particle on Keyboards. Hopefully the tour in 2009 comes to fruition. We can only hope! This would be a welcome treat by all Deadheads. I think when all four members play together it creates a bigger energy and scene. The previous tours of The Dead and The Other Ones of the Furthur Festivals had a great energy about them and I'm looking forward to that feeling again...of seeing the four remaining members of the Grateful Dead jam together again as well as Warren Haynes adding his special sweet edge to the groove.

Old men sing about their dreams
Women Laugh and Children scream
And The Band keeps playin' on!


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