Article Contributed by HeadCount | Published on Thursday, May 18, 2023

The final Dead & Company tour will include a traveling charity auction featuring ten one-of-a-kind D’Angelico guitars designed by contemporary rock music artist AJ Masthay. Each guitar features designs using images from Masthay’s Dead & Company poster art, creating an anthology of his work with the band since 2016.

Dead & Company kick off their final tour on May 19th at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.

The auction is part of the “Participation Row” activism village organized by HeadCount, a non-profit organization that promotes voter registration and civic participation, along with REVERB, which promotes environmental responsibility. Since 2015, Participation Row has raised more than $2.8 million dollars for nearly two dozen “Dead Family” charities through auctions and activity at over 180 concerts. Participation Row’s impact also includes over 25,000 fans registering to vote or signing up for election alerts, and over 100,000 single use water bottles being eliminated.

Dead & Company founding member Bobby Weir is a board member of HeadCount and an artist endorser for D’Angelico Guitars.

Anyone seeking more information or wishing to bid on a guitar remotely can contact HeadCount’s Major Gifts Director, Kristina Raines, at [email protected].

Masthay has this to say about his collaboration with HeadCount: "I'm a firm believer that if our democracy is going to function as intended, we all as citizens have an obligation to be informed and participate in said democracy, that’s why I am and will continue to be a supporter of HeadCount and their mission. My relationship with HeadCount started over a decade ago and out of our partnership has come some of the most cherished pieces in my portfolio."

Masthay is most well known for his unique style of reduction block printing in the concert art arena. His blend of traditional techniques and love of live music has made him one of the most prominent figures in the rock art industry. Masthay established his own letterpress studio in 2001 and is currently based out of Hartford, CT. He has also done work for Black Sabbath, Foo Fighters, South Park, Queens of the Stone Age, Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic, and many more.

Dead & Company Summer ‘23 Tour Dates:

05-19 Los Angeles, CA - Kia Forum

05-20 Los Angeles, CA - Kia Forum

05-23 Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion

05-26 Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion

05-28 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre

05-30 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion

06-01 Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

06-03 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live

06-05 Burgettstown, PA - The Pavilion at Star Lake

06-07 St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

06-09 Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field

06-10 Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field

06-13 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

06-15 Philadelphia, PA - Citizen’s Bank Park

06-17 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center

06-18 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center

06-21 Queens, NY - Citi Field

06-22 Queens, NY - Citi Field

06-25 Boston, MA - Fenway Park

06-27 Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Music Center

07-01 Boulder, CO - Folsom Field

07-02 Boulder, CO - Folsom Field

07-03 Boulder, CO - Folsom Field

07-07 George, WA - The Gorge

07-08 George, WA - The Gorge

07-14 San Francisco, CA - Oracle Park

07-15 San Francisco, CA - Oracle Park